The Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will host a reading discussion group of James Joyces Ulysses. The group will meet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Stansbury Hall Library to discuss the first three chapters of the novel, also known as the”Telemachiad.”

Ulysses is considered one of the greatest novels of the Modern period, which is characterized by its experimental form. The story follows the life of Stephen Daedalus, the novel’s protagonist, through one day in Dublin, Ireland in June 1904. The novel, first published in Paris in 1922, the same year as T.S. Eliot’s”The Waste Land,”explores a variety of literary techniques characteristic of the Modern Period, such as suspension of linear temporal sequence and the”steam of consciousness”approach to character development in which the author tries to render directly the qualities of the character’s consciousness.

The reading discussion group, organized by Assistant Professor of English, Lisa Weihman’s Modern Literature class, is open to the public.