Giacomo Joy: An Examination of James Joyce’s Obsession

Discussing Giacomo Joyce Beginning at the end, your last task will be to decide for yourself what type of artistic creation is Giacomo Joyce. It might be a prose poem. It might be a diary. It is confessional, spiced excitation penanced with pain. Ellmann’s introduction, perhaps three times the word count of the piece itself, says it isContinue reading “Giacomo Joy: An Examination of James Joyce’s Obsession”

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Blooms & Barnacles is a blog, podcast and illustration project celebrating the love of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Hosted by Kelly Bryan (blogger) and Dermot O Connor (illustrator), Blooms & Barnacles takes a non-academic approach, mixing banter and pop culture with historical, cultural and literary analysis related to Ulysses and most anything Joyce-adjacent, including chats withContinue reading “Related Websites We Like”

Episode 1: “Telemachus” ~pp 1-24

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Title: Telemachus Scene: The Tower Hour: 8 a.m. Organ: (none) Art: Theology Colour: White, gold Symbol: Heir Technic: Narrative (young) “Horn of a bull, hoof of a horse, smile of a Saxon.” Stephen’s dangers to the Irish. What’s Important? The attached WordCloud created courtesy of WordCloud.com showsContinue reading “Episode 1: “Telemachus” ~pp 1-24″

Episode 2: “Nestor” ~pp 25-37

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Episode 1 Title: Nestor Scene: The School Hour: 10 a.m. Organ: (none) Art: History Colour: Brown Symbol: Horse Technic: Catechism (personal) “My childhood bends beside me. Too far for me to lay a hand there once or lightly. Mine is far and his secret as our eyes. Secrets,Continue reading “Episode 2: “Nestor” ~pp 25-37”

Episode 3:”Proteus,” ~pp 37-51

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Title: Proteus Scene: Sandymount Strand Hour: 11 a.m. Organ: (none) Art: Philology Colour: Green Symbol: Tide Technic: Monologue (male) ” Me sits there his augur’s rod of ash in borrowed sandals, by day beside a livid sea, unbeheld, in violet night walking beneath a reign of uncouth stars.”Continue reading “Episode 3:”Proteus,” ~pp 37-51″

Episode 4: Calypso,~pp 54-69

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Title: Calypso Scene: The House (7 Eccles Street) Hour: 8 a.m. Organ: Kidney Art: Economics Colour: Orange Symbol: Nymph Technic: Narrative (mature) “O, rocks!” She said. “Tell us in plain words.” Molly on Geology and vocabulary What’s Important? The attached WordCloud created courtesy of WordCloud.com shows the incidenceContinue reading “Episode 4: Calypso,~pp 54-69”

Episode 18: Penelope, ~pp 723-783

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses Title: Penelope Scene: The Bed Time: (none) Organ: Flesh Art: (none) Colour: (none) Symbol: Earth Technic: Monologue (female) One favorite among many quotes “…she had too much old chat in her about politics and earthquakes and the end of the world let us have a bit of funContinue reading “Episode 18: Penelope, ~pp 723-783”

Episode 5, The Lotus Eaters, ~pp 70-85

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses. Title: The Lotus Eaters Scene: The Bath Hour: 10 a.m. Organ: Genitals Art: Botany, Chemistry Colour: (None) Symbol: Eucharist Technic: Narcissism “Curse your noisy pugnose.” Bloom mentally abuses the “honking” tram driver blocking his view What’s Important? The attached WordCloud created courtesy of WordCloud.com shows the incidence ofContinue reading “Episode 5, The Lotus Eaters, ~pp 70-85”

Episode 6, Hades,~pp 86-114

Episode References from Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses Title: Hades Scene: The Graveyard Hour: 11 a.m. Organ: Heart Art: Religion Colour: White, Black Symbol: Caretaker Technic: Incubism “Get up! Last day! Then every fellow mousing around for his liver and his lights and the lest of his traps. Find damn all of himself that morning. PennyweightContinue reading “Episode 6, Hades,~pp 86-114”