This week we’re going to discuss the stories “Ivy Day in the Committee Room” & “A Mother” in James Joyce’s Dubliners. Here’s the Viking Edition which we recommend for its annotations and essays: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eEU5BhlaumKsU1eahIqjjow1hV7AS5pW/view?usp=sharing
Assigned reading is Chapters 12 and 13 (pages 172-196) of Suspicious Readings of Joyce’s Dubliners by Margot Norris: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UCHQ4PrYgX0a4SEK1Qtk8WBcw6YLqZ5B/view?usp=sharing
Recommended reading is also the essay “‘O, she’s a nice lady!'”: A Rereading of “A Mother” by Jane E. Miller on page 348 on the Viking Edition (first link).
We encourage people to use Don Gifford’s Joyce Annotated which correlates with certain lines, words, and phrases: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qrKQQ0qwVUr8AGcp3ZDiR-fPdXA3gNC8/view?usp=sharing
We’re going to take a look at multiple interpretations by Joyce scholars and discuss our opinions on these different points of view.
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This is a biweekly meetup at 5 pm PST with a reoccurring Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81591495790