Joyce’s Modernism : Gravity, Magnetism, and Desire

One’s perception,…must be motivated by being drawn toward its objects by desire, and desire is always based on an imagined response. Sheldon Brivic on Lucan’s Philosophy in “Images of the Lacanian Gaze in Ulysses” Introduction Mr. Bloom “adduce(d) to prove that his tendency was towards applied, rather than towards pure, science(.)” The focus on applied scienceContinue reading “Joyce’s Modernism : Gravity, Magnetism, and Desire”

Joyce’s Modernism: Joyce, Einstein, and Picasso- Maverick Science, Defiant Art

Joyce wrote Finnegans Wake using sixty languages. Picasso had his great epiphany when he understood the straight edges of primitive art were Euclidean geometry with non-Euclidean possibilities. Both were pan-nationalists. Einstein lived his life across half of Europe, then halfway around the globe. These three untied nationalist and imperial borders, mathematical myths, and the shacklesContinue reading “Joyce’s Modernism: Joyce, Einstein, and Picasso- Maverick Science, Defiant Art”