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“Longest way round is the shortest way home”: Four-Part Lecture Series on James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’
September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2020
Mark Schenker of Yale College, returns to Wilton Library with a virtual lecture series on James Joyce’s Ulysses viewed through the lens of Homer’s epic. While James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) differs significantly from Homer’s Odyssey (8th century BCE), they are intimately joined in the depiction of a homeward journey that is extended and delayed by incidents variously mundane and momentous. In each case, the final homecoming is informed by all that has transpired to bring the hero back to where he first set out.
There is no charge for the program. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration is required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link. Please note: participants will automatically be registered for all four sessions in the series. Visit the Wilton Library website to register, and for program and speaker details. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions.