Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 28 January 2018

The next Ulysses reading group meeting is on Sunday 28th of January, 2018 at 7pm in the New Headingley Club.

At our last meeting in December we finished our second reading of Ulysses. We had also read Dubliners in 2014. There was general agreement, therefore, that we should go on to read Joyce’s final novel, Finnegans Wake.

Under the circumstances we should perhaps call ourselves the Finnegans Wake reading group but there is already a group of that name which meets at Leeds University. We hope to complement their efforts while retaining our old name.

For the first meeting the suggestion is that we begin with Book 1, Chapter 8 (page 196 in most versions) which is all about Anna Livia Plurabelle. The action takes place on the banks of the Liffey where two washerwomen are in conversation.

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tell me all about
Anna Livia! I want to hear all

This choice of starting point would be in keeping with the history of publication. Sections of Finnegans Wake including this one were published by Joyce as “Fragments from work in progress” before full publication in 1939. You can listen to a recording of Joyce reading from the end of the chapter: https://youtu.be/-nGZh39OP58

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 17 December 2017

The final meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 17th of December, 2017. The venue is the New Headingley Club at 7.30pm.

The book ends with Molly’s memories of Bloom’s proposal on Howth Head.

Off Howth Head and into the flesh...


Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 12 November 2017

The next meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 12th of November at 7.30pm in the New Headingley Club.

We continue our reading of the final episode, Penelope.

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 1 October 2017

The next meeting of the reading group is on Sunday the first of October at 7.30pm in the New Headingley Club.

We have reached the last episode of the book, Penelope, in which Molly Bloom gives us the woman’s view on life in Dublin at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 10 September 2017

The next meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 10th of September. The meeting takes place in the New Headingley Club at 7.30pm.

The Odysseus theme continues with a mention of Sinbad the Sailor.


Ulysses Reading Group Meting – Sunday 13 August 2017

The next meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 13th of August. The meeting takes place in the New Headingley Club at 7.30pm.

We are reading the Ithaca episode in which Leopold Bloom remembers the name of an important battle in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878: Plevna.

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Ulysses Reading Group Meeting – Sunday 16 July 2017

The next meeting of the Ulysses reading group is on Sunday 16th of July, 2017. We meet in the New Headingley Club at 7.30pm.

We are continuing our reading of the Ithaca episode.

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