The Stockholm University James Joyce Reading Group convened for the first time at the Pontus Hultén Study Gallery, at Moderna Museet, the collection that holds Constantin Brancusi’s “Portrait of James Joyce” (1928).

Jointly we decided to continue reading together and are announcing that we will meet once a month every term to read Joyce’s Ulysses. All you need to join us is to bring a copy of Ulysses (in any edition or language).

We will follow the procedure of Joyce Reading Groups established all over the world: we’ll read Ulysses aloud, sentence by sentence, line by line, to experience the text and to jointly tackle its richness. No preparation is required. The idea is that we put our heads together to meet Joyce's challenge.

The dates for Spring 2019:

1.February 26

We will start reading the fourth episode of Ulysses, “Calypso” (the first Bloom episode), page 53 in the Oxford World’s Classics edition.

2.March 25

We have read up to page 56: "Stop and say a word: about the funeral perhaps. Sad thing about poor Dignam, mr O'Rourke" (page 56). We finished on page 58: "On earth as it is in heaven" (p.58).

3.April 25

We will start on page 58: "A cloud began to cover the sun wholly slowly wholly. Grey. Far" (p. 58 in the Oxford World's Classics edition).

4.May 23 -- CANCELLED

The dates for Autumn 2019 will be announced in mid-August.

The meeting place and time will be at the Department of English (Stockholm University), Room E890, 15.00–17.00.

Have a great summer! 


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