Joyce's Dubliners and A Portrait: Memorable Storytelling | Newberry

Joyce's Dubliners and A Portrait: Memorable Storytelling

Led by Joseph Heininger.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Six sessions. Tuesdays, July 12-August 16.


Virtual (Full - Register for Waitlist on Learning Stream)

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Seminar Description

James Joyce began his remarkable career with the stories of Dubliners (1914) and the publication of a novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). We will discuss a selection of eight Dubliners stories that create realistic portraits of the economic, religious, and gender relations that predominated in the Dublin of Joyce’s time, and then immerse ourselves in the trials and the coming-to-consciousness of Stephen Dedalus, the autobiographical protagonist of A Portrait.

Joseph Heininger is a Professor of English at Dominican University. He has published on Seamus Heaney’s responses to Dante and Joyce’s advertising fictions in Ulysses. He is writing a book on Seamus Heaney and the Imprint of Translation.

Materials List


First Reading:

  • Please read the following Dubliners stories for our first meeting: “Araby,” “The Boarding House,” “A Little Cloud.”

Cost and Registration Information 

Six sessions. Registration: $210 ($189 for Newberry members, seniors, and students)

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