Published in 1914, James Joyce’s "Dubliners" presents a portrait of the city of Dublin and its inhabitants at the beginning of the twentieth century. Alongside Irish nationalism and identity, this collection of modernist short stories explores cultural paralysis and stagnation, and Joyce’s own concept of “epiphany”: moments of life-changing revelation that many of his characters experience.
We will explore several of Joyce’s stories through a combination of presentation and class discussion. Students should purchase their own copy of the text.
Suitable for C1/C2 learners as well as for native speakers.