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Dublin: James Joyce

James Joyce and Interdisciplinary Modernism  

  • NYU Washington Square: Spring 2016
  • Dublin, IRELAND: March 13-20, 2016 (Spring Break)
  • IDSEM-UG 1743 | 4 credits | Instructor: Greg Erickson (NYU Gallatin)
  • LEVEL: Undergraduate, NYU students
  • TOPICS: Literature, Modernism, and more
  • DEADLINE: October 26

Students are admitted on a rolling basis and programs may fill before the deadline. Students are encouraged to apply early.

This course meets during the Spring semester, and the Spring Break travel component is required for participation.

Info Session

Meet Prof. Erickson and learn more about the course!

Thursday, October 8, 2015 ~ 12:30-1:30pm ~ 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin Building), Room 501

photograph of James Joyce wearing glasses, hat, and suit

In this course, students will read and discuss the major works of James Joyce with a focus on their significance to Modernism, literary theory, and interdisciplinary scholarship. Students will examine such texts as Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and sections of Finnegans Wake, paying particular attention to how different movements in literary theory have responded to Joyce's work.

The exploration of interdisciplinarity will include discussions of Joyce's relationship with music, religion, post-colonialism, history, sexuality, philosophy, intellectual property, and Irish Studies. The class will also look at representations of Joyce's work in music, dance, visual art, theater, and film. The course will include visits from guest speakers and attendance of several events at NYU's Glucksman Ireland House.

In Dublin, students will explore sites relevant to Joyce's works and life.

Gallatin students: This course fulfills 4 credits of the Interdisciplinary Seminar.


  • Undergraduate students of all NYU schools
  • Must have completed at least one full-time college semester before the course begins
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic & disciplinary standing


  • Tuition, 4 credits: included in NYU flat-rate tuition for full-time students
  • Program Fee: $1250

Program fee includes roundtrip flight, housing, mandatory excursions, some meals, and mandatory international health insurance, which is provided for the program duration.

Other Major Costs to Consider:

  • Fees for passport; fees for travel visa, if required
  • Most meals

Financial Aid

A limited number of full program fee waivers are available for this course. Eligibility: Current Gallatin students and incoming Gallatin transfer students (Gallatin admission must be confirmed) who are admitted to this course. Students must have good academic standing, must have a current FAFSA on file, and must show unmet financial need. Students will receive application details in the course acceptance letter. Requests will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.

See our Financial Aid for Study Away page for details on additional opportunities.

Important Travel Details

Housing: Students are required to reside in housing arranged by NYU Gallatin. Students who have questions or concerns about accessibility or disability-related accommodations should contact NYU’s Moses Center.

Travel Documents: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, and certain participants might need a travel visa. These documents should be obtained well in advance of the program start date.