Cos Cob resident Jesse Meyers will conduct a ten-week class (April 22 - June 24) on reading James Joyce's Ulysses. Most classes will take place on Mondays from 12-2:30 pm. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to class. Due to the fact that the Library is closed for Memorial Day, the class that week will take place on Wednesdays, May 29. Space will be limited and registration is required.
Note: An introductory lecture will be held at the Cos Cob Library on April 8 at 1 pm.
Since his retirement from the publishing business in 1994, Jesse has been immersed in Joyce. He has studied his life, his work and his creative process at New York University, The New School, the 92nd Street "Y", the Zurich James Joyce workshop and elsewhere. He has taken undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and private classes on Joyce, The Odyssey, Dante and other Joycean related fields of study. Jesse is also involved with Joyce as a collector of interpretive studies, translations and related mateirals. There are some 400 Joycean related volumes in his collection.
Jesse has taught classes on Joyce's work at New York University's School of Professional Studies, the Irish Consulate, Barnes & Noble and numerous other locales. He has lectured on Ulysses in New York, Connecticut, Texas, and Florida, as well as abroad in Switzerland, France and Italy.