Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin.
Jeri Johnson is Peter Thompson Fellow and Tutor in English at Exeter College, Oxford, and Associate Professor of English at the University of Oxford. She came to England from America in 1978 and worked at Oxford with Richard Ellman, who inspired her interest in, and love of, Joyce. She has written on Joyce, textual theory, feminist literary theory, and Virginia Woolf.