Reading Groups

Reading groupThe Zürich James Joyce Foundation has been conducting weekly reading groups of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake for years. The aim is a thorough but leisurely and relaxed ramble through the works, step by step, with comments and discussion. It should bring out the vitality and humor of what so many potential readers shy away from but others become addicted to.

All groups can be joined at any time. Newcomers are always welcome.

Photo by Leonardo Pellegatta

Watch Fritz Senn and the Finnegans Wake reading group on the “Literaturclub” on Schweizer Fernsehen (26 April 2011).

Monday 3:00 – 4:30 Finnegans Wake

This reading group is ideal for new readers of Finnegans Wake.


Tuesday 5:30 – 7:00 Ulysses

This leisurely and detailed reading with commentary and discussion finished in June 2019. It will start again at the beginning in autumn 2019. More info to come.


Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 Ulysses

This slow but lively reading of the Ulysses  started at the beginning again on April 6, 2017.


Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 Continuous Finnegans Wake

This reading group, which is now on its third round, is addictive. Some of the members have been coming back for years and still cannot get enough of the Wake.