Professor Murray McArthur on James Joyce, Homer, and the House of “The Dead”


Murray McArthur has been a member of the UW English department since 1983. What’s he learned about administration, teaching, and James Joyce in all that time? Short answer: lots! Longer answer, plus John and Anjelica Huston, below:

(Thanks to Mariam Zahir, who interviewed Professor McArthur and produced this video.)

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2 responses to “Professor Murray McArthur on James Joyce, Homer, and the House of “The Dead”

  1. Fascinating.

    A study of Joyce that would be really intriguing would map the extraordinarilly high order of oral cognition so evident in The Odyssey, against the extraordinarilly high order of literate cognition in Ullyses.

  2. Did Homer and the people of his time actually “hear” the gods speaking to them as, I think, Jaynes claims? I wonder what “sort” of cognition that would have been–is there a book about it?

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