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Dean's Lecture, 9/26: “The Sympathy Pains of Ulysses: The Burden of the Modern Novel”
WHO: Jay Dickson, Associate Professor of English and Humanities, Reed College
WHAT: 2008 Carol J. Worrell Annual Lecture on Literature: Presented by St. John’s College Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series and Sponsored by The Francis W. and Carol J. Worrell Trust
TITLE: “The Sympathy Pains of Ulysses: The Burden of the Modern Novel”
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
WHEN: Friday, September 26, 8 p.m.
CONTACT: 984-6000 (St. John’s College Switchboard)
DETAILS: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question and answer period.
This lecture will examine the problems of the construction of sympathetic communities within James Joyce’s 1922 masterpiece Ulysses, and how these problems call attention to Joyce’s understanding of how both sympathy and antipathy are foregrounded in the discourse that produces the modern novel.
Jay Dickson is Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and has also taught at Princeton University and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is the author of many essays on modern literature and culture, including articles on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and modernist responses to the death of Queen Victoria.