The scandal of Ulysses

McLaren, John (1997) The scandal of Ulysses. [Teaching Resource] (Unpublished)


Contains a lecture on James Joyce's novel Ulysses, a version of which was delivered at the Bloomsday celebrations in Melbourne, June 1997. The historical scandal of James Joyce's Ulysses may be past, but as a work of literature, a piece of writing, it remains a scandal every time we open it to read or think about what we have read or intend to read of it. It is a scandal first of all because of its sheer size - not merely its length, but the complexity it compounds and the effort of reading it demands.

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Lecture written by John’s for his VU course in 1997, and also delivered as a public performance on Bloomsday in Melbourne in 1997.

Item type Teaching Resource
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords modernist literature, novels, fiction, MCLAREN-BOXD11-DOC2
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