James Joyce’s “Dubliners”


Foundation course of the Irish Short Story tradition

Students will engage with arguably the most widely known and influential short story collection in the English language. Joyce’s bittersweet and incisive “style of scrupulous meanness” plainly dissects his native city and its political, social, and psychological constraints in a mode of lyrical and symbolic haunted realism. These plainly written and accessible fifteen stories examine childhood, youth, and maturity and culminate in a tender celebration of the humor, humanity, and hospitality of Dublin in the famous concluding story, “The Dead.”

3 Sessions. Thursdays. 8:00-9:30 p.m. January 28-February 11. 1/28; 2/4; & 2/11.

Payment: $60

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor,  Patrick O’Donnell at patrick.odonnell@normandale.edu and copy education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 
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