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“Throwing Shapes: The Morphing Feminine in Joyce” – Dr. Caroline Elbay

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
Dr Caroline Elbay's Autumn/Winter 2018 Course at The James Joyce Cultural Centre

In the Modernist literary context, the term ‘metamorphosis’ elicits immediate associations with Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis (1915) in which the protagonist, a travelling salesman, Gregor Samsa, awakens one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a bug.

From the ‘bird girl’ and ‘bat-like soul’ of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, to the ‘cold nightsnake’ of Giacomo Joyce and the feminised Bloom in ‘Circe’, this lecture will explore how, through metamorphosis – a shifting of form or maturing to adulthood – and anthropomorphism, many of James Joyce’s female (and feminine) characters represent both [wo]man and nation intent on liberation.

 

Dr. Caroline Elbay lectures at Champlain College Dublin and CEA Study Abroad (Dublin), where she teaches courses in Irish literature; Academic Writing; Popular Culture & Irish Identity; and Irish music. Caroline is the co-founder and facilitator of a life-long learning programme at the Dublin James Joyce Centre.

Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

James Joyce Centre
Phone:
01-8788547
Email:
info@jamesjoyce.ie
Website:
www.jamesjoyce,ie

Venue

The James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, D01WK44 Ireland
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Tickets

36 available
Autumn/Winter Lecture 4th NovemberFree