James Joyce Seminar Oral Report Schedule, Fall 2018

Oral reports should take approximately ten minutes, with some time afterwards for questions and discussion. Please do not allow presentations to run way over the allotted time; an over-long presentation is almost always a poorly-organized presentation. You may choose your own topic or sign up for one of those that I've listed (though you should clear your ideas for presentations with me). You should meet with me about the topic and do some research to prepare for your presentation. Topics may concern biographical, political, cultural, artistic, psychological, or philosophical questions and/or questions of literary theory and criticism. Feel free to prepare a brief handout or a PowerPoint presentation to accompany your oral report. Please inform your colleagues about the principal sources you used in preparing your presentation.

These topic ideas are meant to serve as suggestions for oral report topics and dates. Often, good reports come out of particular students' interests as they may relate to the topic of the seminar or the individual student's plan of studies. Please feel free to suggest other interesting topics that occur to you.

When you have decided on a topic, please e-mail me and I will reserve it for you -- first come, first served.


Pre-texts of A Portrait (including Stephen Hero) — September 5:

The Bildungsroman tradition and A Portrait of the Artist — September 5:

Joyce's Patrons — September 12:

The Textual Controversies of Ulysses — September 17: Sarah Dickerson

Ulysses and the "Little Magazine" — September 19:

The "Stream of Consciousness" or Interior Monologue Technique : Description, intellectual and literary backgrounds —September 19:

Joyce and Censorship — September 24: Mary Marshall

Joyce and Judaism — September 26: Nicole McAleer

Joyce and William Faulkner — September 26: Tabitha Fisher

Joyce's Orientalism — October 1:

Joyce and Journalism — October 10:

Joyce and Translation — October 15: Caitlin Friel

Joyce and Shakespeare — October 17: Ali Malone

The Joyce of Music — October 24: Emma Alfeld

Joyce and Nationalism — October 29: Emily Pursel

Joyce and the Visual Arts — October 31:

Joyce and Film — November 5: Alex Hutchins

Joyce, the Brothel, and Venereal Disease — November 7:

Joyce and Sado-Masochism — November 12: Tierney Beauregard

Joyce and Psychoanalysis — November 12: Caroline Foster

Ireland after Joyce — November 26: Kaily Ghazi

Feminism and Joyce — November 28: Emma Downey

Finnegans Wake — December 3: Hannah Lijoi


Joyce and Hypertext

Joyce and Consumer Culture

Joyce and Virginia Woolf

Postcolonial Joyce

Postructural Joyce

Joyce, Socialism, and Marxism


Ireland after Joyce

The Novel after Joyce


Ancillary texts = Exiles, Joyce's Poems, Critical Writings, and Speeches

Joycean influence(s)--Joyce and other authors (Nietzsche, Henri Bergson, William Blake, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, William Faulkner, and others)

Joyce and Italy, Switzerland, or Paris

Joyce's reading -- especially the "Trieste Library"

Joyce and drama -- "high" and "low"