Thousands in Dublin celebrate 'Ulysses'

Several thousand Dubliners, tourists and literary experts filled the capital’s major boulevard Sunday to celebrate the fictional anniversary of “Ulysses,” James Joyce’s famously complex epic set on a single Dublin day 100 years ago. –Thousands in Dublin celebrate ‘Ulysses’ (AP|Seattle Post-Intelligencer) June 16, 2004 is Bloomsday. The mad cow disease scare means the thousands re-creating Leopold Bloom’s breakfast of “grilled mutton kidneys” had to do without. Quote of the day: “It’s…

Toward an Ethics of Teaching Writing in a Hazardous Context?The American University

When Sandy called to tell me that she had been fired over the essay she had written for class, I felt like Joseph K. in Kafka’s The Trial?arrested without charge, guilty of something, but uncertain of what. I had been teaching writing since 1971, and to my knowledge a student had never before been fired for writing an essay for class. After the phone call, I tried to convince myself…