Department of English

Thomas F Staley


Professor EmeritusPh.D., 1962, University of Pittsburgh

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James Joyce, Modern British Literature, Humanistic Research, and Building Library Collections

Biography


Thomas Staley is a professor in the English Department, Director of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the Harry Huntt Ransom Chair in Liberal Arts.  His research interests include: James Joyce, Modern British Literature, Humanistic Research, and Building Library Collections.  He is the editor of the “Studies in Modernism,” book series and the founding editor of Joyce Studies: An Annual and James Joyce Quarterly. Recent publications include: Writing the Lives of Writers (1998), Reflections on James Joyce: Stuart Gilbert's Paris Journal (1993), and An Annotated Critical Bibliography of James Joyce (1989).

Courses


LAH 350 • Reading The Moderns

29160 • Spring 2016
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:30PM HRC 2.214

 

Course Description and Objectives:

This course will examine five works by modern authors, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, James Joyce’s Ulysses, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. We will read closely and look widely at this quintet of works, comparing the various expressions of these strains of modernism. The course will make strong use of primary materials in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

Texts/Film List:

The Good Soldier, Ulysses, Wasteland, The Great Gatsby, The End of the Affair, (possibly The Power and the Glory). 

Course Requirements:

All exams will be essays 1 paper , 10-12 pages

Class attendance and participation 50%

Writing 50%

 

LAH 350 • Reading The Moderns

29525 • Spring 2015
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:30PM HRC 2.214

 

This course will examine five works by modern authors, Ford Madox, Ford’s The Good Soldier, James Joyce’s Ulysses, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. We will read closely and look widely at this quintet of works, comparing the various expressions of these strains of modernism. The course will make strong use of primary materials in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

TEXTS/FILM LIST: 

The Good Soldier, Ulysses, Wasteland, The Great Gatsby, The End of the Affair, (possibly The Power and the Glory).

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

All exams will be essays 1 paper , 10-12 pages Class attendance and participation 50% Writing 50%

RESTRICTION:

Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts.

PREREQUISITES:

Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

LAH 350 • Reading The Moderns

30475 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:30PM HRC 2.214

Course Description and Objectives:

This course will examine five works by modern authors, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, James Joyce’s Ulysses, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. We will read closely and look widely at this quintet of works, comparing the various expressions of these strains of modernism.  The course will make strong use of primary materials in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

Texts/Film List:

The Good Soldier, Ulysses, The Wasteland, The Great Gatsby, The Power and the Glory.

 Course Requirements:

All exams will be essays

1 paper , 10-12 pages

Class attendance and participation 50%

Writing 50%

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