This special L.A.S.E.R. will feature a presentation and dialogue with Sarah Cole (Columbia Univ) on James Joyce's "Ulysses", celebrating the 100th anniversary of its publication.
During the covid pandemic, this online program replaced both the physical L.A.S.E.R.s and the L.A.S.T. Festival.
Since some of them are simply "fireside chats",
we tentatively called them the The Life Art Science Tech (L.A.S.T.) dialogues.
See previous and future speakers and their videos.
(Note: All times are California time)
- June 8 @ 6pm
Instead of the usual combination of talks on different topics,
this special L.A.S.E.R. will be devoted to a presentation and dialogue with Sarah Cole (Columbia Univ) on James Joyce's "Ulysses", celebrating the 100th anniversary of its publication.
A notoriously difficult text, "Ulysses" is also considered one of the most important and influential works of the 20th century.
We'll examine what made it so groundbreaking back then
and what makes it so relevant today.
Sarah Cole is Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Dean of Humanities at Columbia University. A specialist in literary modernism, she is the co-founder of the NYNJ Modernism Seminar and publishes widely on literary modernism and on war and peace. As Dean, she founded and directs the Humanities War and Peace Initiative and the Climate Humanities initiative at Columbia. She is the author of three books, Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century (Columbia, 2019), At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland (Oxford, Modernist Literature and Culture series, 2012) and Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War (Cambridge, 2003), and has published articles in journals such as PMLA, Modernism/modernity, Modernist Cultures, Modern Fiction Studies, and ELH, and in edited collections. For her work on H. G. Wells, she was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Sarah Cole (Columbia University) on "James Joyce's Ulysses at 100"
If you missed this dialogue, you can view it by clicking on the image:
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