Mon, 30 May 2022 11:07:03 BST
Ulysses for Psychonauts: Reading Ulysses to explore you consciousness
27 May 2022
It’s no secret that Joyce’s masterpiece is praised more often than it’s read. Do you want to know if a massive book like Ulysses, notoriously difficult, is worth it? What can you as a reader gain from a book with a reputation of such a dizzying, obscene, and baffling style?
Ulysses moves in and out of thought and action and object and narration, and doesn’t distinguish between what is what for you. Why? Because this is how we experience things in our day-to-day lives.
The Joyce scholar Declan Kiberd said that “Ulysses was designed to produce readers capable of reading Ulysses”. Another way of putting this is that Ulysses is an exploration of consciousness, and by reading it, we become better at understanding ourselves and our own experiences.
Join podcaster and author Conner Habib for your pathway into Ulysses as a first time or seasoned reader. In this interactive talk, we’ll leave aside the “right” and “wrong” ways to interpret the book, and instead use the book to interpret ourselves, and to explore experience and consciousness.
Join us from 19:00 on 14 June for a welcome drink, the event will commence at 19:30.
This event will be in English.
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