Study group "Ulysses"
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:
—Introibo ad altare Dei.
Study group "Finnegans Wake"
How bootifull and how truetowife of her, when strengly forebidden, to steal our historic presents from the past postpropheticals so as to will make us all lordy heirs and ladymaidesses of a pretty nice kettle of fruit. She is livving in our midst of debt and laffing through all plores for us (her birth is uncontrollable), with a naperon for her mask and her sabboes kickin arias (so sair! so solly!) if yous ask me and I saack you. Hou! Hou! Gricks may rise and Troysirs fall (there being two sights for ever a picture) for in the byways of high improvidence that's what makes lifework leaving and the world's a cell for citters to cit in. Let young wimman run away with the story and let young min talk smooth behind the butteler's back. She knows her knight's duty while Luntum sleeps. Did ye save any tin? says he. Did I what? with a grin says she. And we all like a marriedann because she is mercenary. Though the length of the land lies under liquidation (floote!) and there's nare a hairbrow nor an eyebush on this glaubrous phace of Herrschuft Whatarwelter she'll loan a vesta and hire some peat and sarch the shores her cockles to heat and she'll do all a turfwoman can to piff the business on. Paff. To puff the blaziness on. Poffpoff. And even if Humpty shell fall frumpty times as awkward again in the beardsboosoloom of all our grand remonstrancers there'll be iggs for the brekkers come to mournhim, sunny side up with care. So true is it that therewhere's a turnover the tay is wet too and when you think you ketch sight of a hind make sure but you're cocked by a hin.
Gratis. Contact: vajkonny(at)ffsci.de
Arno Schmidt Readers Group
We will read and discuss any work of Arno Schmidt according to the request of the participants. Join us gratis. Contact: vajkonny(at)ffsci.de
Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
By reading Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" von Allen Ginsberg, which we are going to interpret very detailed, we will become acknowledged with the ideals and attitude towards life of the Beat Generation of the 50ies post-war America. Their attitides eventually developed in the Hippie era into a mass movement. This course was already held in 2014/15 as an Autonomous Tutorium at Frankfurt University.
Participating is liable with costs. Students, however, may attend gratis. Contact: vajkonny(at)ffsci.de