Together with exploring the concept of ‘The City’ through commentators such as Italo Calvino (Invisible Cities) and Jonathan Raban (Soft City), the course will cover Dublin and Trieste
with James Joyce’s Dubliners and Giacomo Joyce; and Dermot Bolger’s Celtic Tiger exposé, Tanglewood. We will see Paris through Gaston Leroux’s eyes in his Phantom of the Opera; and Cordoba through Prosper Merimee’s Carmen. London will be explored through Virginia Woolfe’s Mrs. Dalloway and R.L. Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The course will then cover Prague with Kafka’s The Trial and Utz by Bruce Chatwin. Venice will be explored through the intricate nuances of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, before we continue to New York as seen through the eyes of Saul Bellow’s Herzog.
Musical explorations of these cities will include works by M.W. Balfe, Thomas Moore, Georges Bizet, Antonio Vivaldi, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak, and George Gershwin (to name but a few).
Looking forward to seeing you on our literary and musical odyssey this coming Autumn/Winter at the Dublin James Joyce Cultural Centre.
Wednesday 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Start Date: 19 September 2018
End Date: 5 December 2018
Duration: 12 weeks
Book your place here or by calling us on 01 878 8547.