This talk will introduce the work of James Joyce up to his first great novel Ulysses (1922) with reference to his earlier prose works Dubliners (1914) and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). The topics discussed will be the forms Joyce used, his use of Homeric myth, and how and why an Irishman in continental Europe altered the prospects of the English language.
Dr Joe Brooker
Reader in Modern Literature, Birkbeck College,
University of London; Director of
the Centre for Contemporary Literature