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On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate both orally and in writing an overarching understanding of James Joyce's ‘Ulysses’.
Students should be able demonstrate the various ways in which Joyce employed different writing techniques and styles to covey meaning.
Students should be able to by identify and articulate with clarity, precision, and depth the core course concepts, motifs, and themes.
Students should be able to perform close-readings of texts leading to nuanced critical analysis.
Students should be able to critically engage in class discussion on a variety of topics related to James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’.
Students should develop confidence in primary and secondary research skills on a topic related to James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’.
Students should be able to situate Joyce's work as part of the broader Modernist movement.
The focus of the seminar is a close reading of Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’. It will explore the multifaceted nature of the content and styles of some of the book’s individual episodes as well as the way in which the novel as a whole can be considered an exemplary modernist work. The seminar will also examine how ‘Ulysses’ was conceived and written and how such an understanding alters our various readings of the published text. Students will be encouraged to explore their own interests for the final essay assignment and be directed towards appropriate secondary criticism.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate both orally and in writing an overarching understanding of James Joyce's ‘Ulysses’ and demonstrate the various ways in which Joyce employed different writing techniques and styles to covey meaning.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: The final essay assignment is a 3,000-word essay analysing a theme, issue, or topic in Ulysses based on a close reading of the text and some of the relevant secondary criticism.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Continuous Assessment: 4 response papers (500-words minimum each) in answer to the pre-assigned questions that will form the basis of class discussion and final essay.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||Yes||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Written and oral feedback will be provided on all written assignments prior to and post submission; this will clearly indicate strengths and weaknesses prior to the final essay. Group/class feedback will further support the continuous assessment process. Post final essay feedback will also be provided.