Tuesday, October 27, 2015

AP Lit: Joyce & Dubliners

For this week, we are exploring James Joyce and his short story collection, Dubliners.

We are looking to Joyce's style to help us explore the relationship between setting, character and plot structure.

Key features of Joyce's style include:

  • Fusion of Fiction w Reality
    • Real places, real buildings, even real people appear amongst the fiction
  • Epiphany
    • awakening/understanding
    • appeals to all 5 senses
  • Free Indirect Discourse 
    • a particular style of stream of consciousness
    • fluid movement between narrator and character
  • Manipulation of Language and Aesthetics
    • experiments with word play, structure, linguistics, genre

    We started our work with a close read of "Araby" together to have a collective experience with Joyce's style.  

    The readings for night one were then, "Eveline" and "The Boarding House."  Sketchnote/annotate and literary 3x3 each of the short stories. 

    The readings for night two, "Clay" and "A Mother."  Again, sketchnote/annotate and literary 3x3 each.  

    We'll be looking for trends across the collections of stories in terms of character, setting, structure, and style as means to understanding and to applying to our own thinking.   But not yet, one step at a time. . .

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