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21LC 01 013 - Reading Ulysses with Seamus Cannon

21LC 01 013 - Reading Ulysses with Seamus Cannon

There have been already two sessions of this 18-sessions course. However, due to the interest and referrals for this course, we will keep it open for bookings until Friday 5th February at 3pm.  As talks are recorded and being kept for two weeks only, you will still have time to catch up.  Please register into the Waiting list and you will be contacted by Friday.


Have you ever wished you’d read Ulysses - that you got past chapter 3? You’ve probably tried it a few times and given up in frustration. While it has a reputation for being difficult, Ulysses rewards persistence and is worth the effort for the lifelong enjoyment it affords. It is above all a very humorous read - and think of how your friends will be impressed!

This is an opportunity to read Ulysses at your leisure under expert guidance and share your difficulties and enjoyment with others. We’ll even provide fashion advice for Bloomsday! We proudly proclaim that this is an entirely useless course - it will not advance your career nor earn you any money. We do it for enjoyment!

All talks will include vivid illustrations of locations and readings.

Séamus Cannon has been offering this course for over a decade just to encourage you to read Ireland’s most popular unread novel. Previously the course was offered in a conventional setting; now it is accessible on Zoom and each lecture is recorded so that if you miss it you have two weeks to check it out before it is deleted. Séamus is the current chairperson of the Friends of Joyce Tower Society and believes there is no better way to prepare for the centenary of Ulysses in 2022, than to read the work.

Of course we hope to be celebrating Bloomsday 2021 as well, Covid and vaccination permitting!


Tuesday 26th



Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Nestor, Proteus, Calypso, Lotus Eaters


Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Hades, Aeolus, Lestrygonians, Scylla and Charibdis


Tuesdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Wandering Rocks, Sirens, Cyclops, Nausicaa


Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Oxen of the Sun, Circe, Eumaeus, Ithaca


Tuesday 8th


Booking and fees

  • First session commences at 2pm, on Tuesday 26th January
  • Talks last approximately one hour, with additional time for questions and comments at the end - strictly optional!
  • Catch up or re-watch the talks for up to one week
  • Registration fee €80.00 for the whole course

Course Details

Course Date 26-01-2021 2:00 pm
Course End Date 08-06-2021 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 27-01-2021 12:00 am
Cut off date 19-02-2021 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost €80.00
Speaker Seamus Cannon
Number Hours 18
Location Online
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