domenica 26 luglio 2015


The End of the  Course about  Dubliners   with

This week was my  last  week spent on reading  the short stories by  Joyce.   I read  " Dubliners" and I was guided into a   journey about the many films, videos  based on the  work by the Irish writer.  

The Dead : the short story  and the film based on it .

It is the story can closes the  collection  and it is a  true  mirror of times , I want to underline that the writer described a  great setting about the dinner and the  Irish people who were sitting at the table. 
When reading the story we learn about  how people were living their life in Dublin just a few years   before  the Easter Rising. The ideas were  spreading and more people wanted a change.

The film by  John Huston  The Dead  was great. I saw it last year and I  must confess that I was deeply touched by the end of the story and by the choices of the film director in the film.  Here is  a  short  video about  it :

Importance of music and sounds in the  short story and in the film: listen to the song    " The Lass of Aughrim" :

I have also discovered that it is possible to  take part in a virtual dinner party:


If you follow the link you can  book  your  virtual dinner next year  in January.

 Watch and listen to the presentation of the place, the place where  Joyce  used to go when he was living in Ireland :


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I wish to thank  Professor  Maggie  Sokolik for her great and interesting course on line  about   Dubliners  and 
Thanks a lot  @maggiesokolik

sabato 11 luglio 2015

CPD and SUMMER TIME Reading Dubliners by James Joyce

A busy hot  summer, summer   2015  , the one  when  I am studying  on line , or better  I am revising   Literature and  doing some    courses on line   thanks to  MOOCS.

I began a new course with, a MOOC platform on line that  offers interesting readings of the  classics  with a book every month. July is the month of  DUBLINERS and I could not but miss it.  I spent  the  last two  summers in DUBLIN , summer 2013 and summer 2014 and while  I was there  I tried to enter the great world of the many  literary voices that you can learn about  while  you are visiting this  great city.

I was at Trinity  College in 2013 and I did  a  great course about  Ireland and its culture. Then the next  year I chose a course about  LITERATURE, IRISH LITERATURE  and  one of my teachers of  English in the course for  teacher which  I was taking  made me  love  this country, its  writers and its  literature.

Thanks to   EDX MOOC courses  I am  now doing a reading of the book  DUBLINERS and  I am visiting the city  of  DUBLIN  and  learning more about  the short stories that are contained in the collection.

This is my first  written assignment for the MOOC and I  have  decided to make a presentation on line which I want to share with you  and the other people who are  doing the  MOOC on line about   DUBLINERS.  The presentation which  was done  by using the tool  thinglink can be also  accessed on line   A Virtual Tour of DUBLINERS

DUBLIN AND  ULYSSES: two interesting videos on line to learn more about  Joyce's masterpiece and visit this  great city