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Lecture 7

English 1022E Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Gnomon, Simony, Epidemiology


Department
English
Course Code
English 1022E
Professor
David Bentley
Lecture
7

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ENG 1022E
Lecture #4
September 19, 2017
“The Dead” - Short Story Notes
“Every night as I gazed up at the window, I said too myself the word paralysis. It had
always sounded strangely in my ears, like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word
simony in the Catechism.” !
“map of Dublin on the inside of a garbage tin lid. Chapter in the moral history of my
country”!
GNOMON- (compared to chekov’s “lacey”)!
West:!
Lily!
Gretta !
Miss Ivors!
Barteu D’arcy!
East:!
Gabriel!
The Misses Morkan!
Other Guests!
1. Anecdote!
2. Sketch!
3. Short Story!
4. Novella!
5. Novel!
PROGRAM
EPIPHANY
PHRENOLOGY
———————————————————————————————————————!
Dubliners - from personal life to family life and large political and social issues!
Joyce chose the novella because it provided him a larger canvas!
He chose Ireland because it was economically issued!
Ireland -spiritually and morally decadent- saw the church- defaulting on its
responsibilities!
Ireland- paralyzed by not recognizing the nature of their problems!
Irish- party animals!
Dublin- capital of irelands- heart of the problem- dependent on Britain !
Joyce is an epidemiologist of dublin- trying to provide a cure!
Spiritual liberation for the irish that Joyce wanted to get!
RECOGNIZE AND REMEDY the problems they had- Joyces goal!
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