In this module, you will be shown the literary criticism of the twentieth century present in the novel ‘Ulysses’. Also, you will be introduced to some of the features of modernist fiction.You will learn about the sepulchral quality of Dublin, the metaphysical transition of souls and the communication crisis in Dublin through the stream of consciousness style of writing and extensive use of metaphors.
In this module, you will be introduced to the machinery of the printing press in 'Ulysses'. Also, you will be shown the consumption of science, the cyclicity of life and the inscription of identity as presented in this novel. After this, you will learn about the divergent views of Bloom and Dedalus and the constructed quality of time created throughout the novel. The concluding section discusses the stylistic features of Molly Bloom's soliloquy, which is a long and unpunctuated passage.