Spring 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
We will do a close reading of James Joyce's epic work, Ulysses. The course should be useful to both HUSL students and HUAS students who are doing creative writing. HUHI and ATEC/EMAC students are also welcome.
James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce, Ulysses (Gabler edition)
Charles and Mary Lamb, Tales from the Odyssey
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
A weekly quiz, with the 5 worst scores dropped and the remainder curved for a grade that will count 20% towards the final grade for the course. The quizzes will always be short-answer and worth up to ten points each. There will always be two additional questions that must be answered: 6) What one idea did you take away from class today? and 7) What one question do you still have?
A preliminary proposal for your project with bibliography and venue, and a final proposal with bibliography. These will count 20% towards your final grade.
A presentation on one of the final nine episodes of Ulysses (20%).
A draft of your project (20%).
The final project (20%).
Your project may be a traditional paper intended for presentation at a scholarly conference in Literature or History, a creative work with commentary, or a teaching unit.