Using Twitter to Teach James Joyce’s Ulysses

Interesting: Ulysses Here and Now: Using Twitter to Teach Experimental Literature. “James Joyce’s 1922 novel Ulysses has a reputation for being notoriously difficult, and teaching it in the undergraduate classroom entails addressing three barriers: its extreme referentiality, its formal experiments, and its immersion in early twentieth-century Dublin culture. While the first of these barriers can be overcome by consulting the many reference resources available, the latter two barriers require a creative pedagogical approach.[1] My Twitter-based assignment titled ABQUlysses, which I designed for an upper-division literature course at the University of New Mexico, led students to engage with the novel’s form and locale by creating a series of tweets that imitated Joyce’s form and updated the content to reflect contemporary life in Albuquerque.”

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