As we begin the centenary year of the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses, Professor Thomas O'Grady will give a talk on the book's first episode. His title: “Unlocking Ulysses:Telemachus Holds the Key."
Thomas O’Grady is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he served as Director of Irish Studies from 1984 to 2019. He was also Professor of English and a member of the Creative Writing faculty.
Over the decades, he taught a broad range of Irish-centered courses: survey courses like the Irish Literary Revival and Recent Irish Writing; genre courses like the Modern Irish Novel, the Irish Short Story, and Irish Drama; and single-author courses on James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, and Seamus Heaney. His articles and essays on Irish literary and cultural matters have been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals, including Éire-Ireland, James Joyce Quarterly, Études Irlandaises, Irish University Review, New Hibernia Review, Joyce Studies Annual, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, The Irish Review, and The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. He is also the author of two books of poems, both published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in the distinguished Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series.
Professor O'Grady is currently Scholar-in-Residence at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
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