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Reading Ulysses with Seamus Cannon 2023

Reading Ulysses with Seamus Cannon 2023

Have you ever wished you’d read Ulysses - that you got past chapter 3?  You’ve probably tried it a few times and given up in frustration. While it has a reputation for being difficult, Ulysses rewards persistence and is worth the effort for the lifelong enjoyment it affords. It is above all a very humorous read - and think of how your friends will be impressed!

This is an opportunity to read Ulysses at your leisure under expert guidance and share your difficulties and enjoyment with others. We’ll even provide fashion advice for Bloomsday!  We proudly proclaim that this is an entirely useless course - it will not advance your career nor earn you any money. We do it for enjoyment!

All talks will include vivid illustrations of locations and readings.

Séamus Cannon has been offering this course for over a decade just to encourage you to read Ireland’s most popular unread novel. The course is delivered on Zoom on Tuesdays at noon and each lecture is recorded so that if you miss it you have two weeks to check it out before it is deleted. 


Tuesday 31st 

Introduction: the Odyssey; Joyce biography and the history of publication


Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Telemachus, Nestor, Proteus, Calypso


Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Lotus Eaters, Hades, Aeolus, Lestrygonians


Tuesdays 4th, 18th and 25th

Scylla and Charibdis, Wandering Rocks, Sirens 


Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Cyclops, Nausicaa, Oxen of the Sun, Circe, Eumaeus


Tuesday 6th and 13th

Ithaca, Penelope

Booking and fees

  • First session commences at 12, on Tuesday 31st January
  • Talks last approximately one hour, with additional time for questions and comments at the end - strictly optional!
  • Catch up or re-watch the talks for up to two weeks
  • Registration fee €80.00 for the whole course

Course Details

Course Date 31-01-2023 12:00 pm
Course End Date 13-06-2023 1:30 pm
Cut off date 04-03-2023 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost €80.00
Speaker Seamus Cannon
Number Hours 18
Location Online
Categories Other, Post Primary, Primary

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