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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

James Joyce: Daedalus in Dublin

Week 1: July 8-14, 2018

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James Joyce is indisputably Ireland's greatest novelist, his artistic development shaped by his youth and education in the colonial capital of Dublin. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce's first novel, Stephen Dedalus is both the fictional alter ego of Joyce himself and of Daedalus, the mythic and exiled creator of the labyrinth at Crete and father of the overreaching Icarus.

Written in self-exile, Joyce's story collection Dubliners (1914) and Portrait (1916) chart his conflicted relationship to the three forces he held responsible for what he regarded as his fellow Dubliners' moral paralysis: the Catholic Church, the British Empire, and Irish cultural nationalism. With CAU favorite David Faulkner, we will enter Joyce's world through his most accessible fiction, reading and discussing Portrait and selected Dubliners stories against the backdrop of Dublin's geography and the literary and political history of Ireland.

David Faulkner

David Faulkner joined the Cornell faculty as a senior lecturer in the Department of English in 2007. He teaches in the first-year writing program, including the Writing Workshop. He has also taught writing and literature at Princeton University, Tompkins Cortland... > more


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Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.