James Joyce: An Introduction
Learn about some of the censored texts that engage with personal attitudes and observations of the human condition.Publisher: NPTEL
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In this course, you will learn about different themes that focus on the carnivalesque quality of human bodily functions, organic functions, organicity, immediacy and automatisms. You will be shown censored text that engages with the vision of daily events, personal attitudes, cultural and political sentiments, and observations of the human condition.
Also, you will be introduced to the literary criticism of the twentieth century present in the novel ‘Ulysses’. You will be taught the features of modernist fiction, the deconstruction of characters present in the novel. This will include things like recursive guilt and the disease of antisemitism in ‘Ulysses’. After this, you will learn about the sepulchral quality of Dublin, the metaphysical transition of souls and the communication crisis in Dublin. Themes such as the quest for paternity, the remorse of conscience and compassion as a heroic emotion will all be covered in this course.
Furthermore, this course will teach you about the story ‘Araby’; the text that explores the fall of Western civilization, inner awareness and the first step into manhood. You will learn about themes such as coming of age, religion and escapism present in the story ‘Araby'. You will be taught the literary symbolism of the decadence of Irish society and the fall of Araby in 'Araby'. This course is important for learners who want to understand the rationale of James Joyce’s 'Araby' and 'Ulysses', which is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and one of the hardest works of literature to read.Start Course Now
Araby - Learning Outcomes
Decadence of the Irish Society
The Erotic Gaze
Trivilization of Romance
Araby - Lesson Summary
Ulysses - Learning Outcomes
Features of Modernist Fiction
Parody of Significance
The Disease of Anti-Semitism
The Kitchen Space
Preservers of Memory
Ulysses - Lesson Summary
Ulysses Part 2
Ulysses Part 2 - Learning Outcomes
Machinery of the Printing Press
Drowned with Time
Divergent Views between Bloom and Dedalus
Mrs. Bloom's Soliloquy
Ulysses Part 2 - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Analyze the theme and motifs in the story 'Araby'.
- Discuss the decadence of Irish society.
- Explain the Fall of the Araby.
- Explain the critiques contained in the novel 'Ulysses'.
- Discuss the features of modernist fiction.
- Analyze the dialogue between Mr. Deasy and Stephen in the novel 'Ulysses'.
- State the sepulchral quality of Dublin.
- Summarize the metaphysical transition of souls.
- Describe the communication crisis in Dublin.
- Identify the constructed quality of time in 'Ulysses'.
- Recognize the act of corporeality on time in 'Ulysses'.
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