U22E6 Bowing My Head to the Hades Episode

Listening to U22 this week, I contemplate my rumored mortality. I can ignore it for days at a time, but the obscuring clouds are stratus now, not cumulus, so I rode in the carriage with Paddy Dignam’s mourners. Simon Dedalus was sufficiently decrepit and feared that the horses shook bells for him. Cunningham and PowerContinue reading “U22E6 Bowing My Head to the Hades Episode”

U22 Podcast, Lotus Eaters: Welcome, Global Reader!

If you are an international reader of Ulysses, that is, anyone not born in Dublin, there is something in the U22 podcast on Lotus Eaters, especially for your musings. http://U22pod.com I tweak the noses of my friends in Ireland by telling them there are only a few genuinely Irish surviving, and these are all in theContinue reading “U22 Podcast, Lotus Eaters: Welcome, Global Reader!”

The U22 Podcast, Week 3 (Proteus) and Ilaria Susmel’s Contribution

To quote W.C. Fields, I’ll begin by saying, “Pardon my redundancy, Pardon my redundancy.” Today is not the first time I have noted that this site exists for two purposes. It may encourage a few first-time readers to crack the spine of a book written by Sunny Jim. Secondly, it promotes an international community ofContinue reading “The U22 Podcast, Week 3 (Proteus) and Ilaria Susmel’s Contribution”

(U) Episode 6 Hades: An “Original” Sonnet, “Will You Reduce Paddy to a Lump of Clay? (With help from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE)”

Sonnet: Will Browne reduce him to a lump of clay? As humours shift, calm to intemperate; St. Vitus shook his extremities Gray, His lease is up. They’re here to mark his fate; One time! Too flat the arch of vital signs, Macintosh has goodman Dignam limed; Inactive Paddy willingly reclines, He’ll miss the three-sheet morningContinue reading “(U) Episode 6 Hades: An “Original” Sonnet, “Will You Reduce Paddy to a Lump of Clay? (With help from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE)””

“Oxen of the Sun Roundtable” (on Translations)

The first difficulty of translation for the viewer of this presentation was to wring an understanding from either of the labels “Oxen of the Sun Roundtable” or The Science(s) of Birthing: Language/Gestation in ‘Oxen of the Sun’ (roundtable). The attempt to entertain neither amuses nor informs. This confusion occurred throughout Omniscientific Joyce. It would benefitContinue reading ““Oxen of the Sun Roundtable” (on Translations)”

Mary Lawton on the Interrelationship of Jame Joyce’s Ulysses and Phineas Fletcher’s Purple Island or The Isle of Man

The third frame of the FestivalBloomsdayMontréal triptych was Mary Lawton’s discussion of the connection between Fletcher’s 17th Century “The Purple Island” and Joyce’s use of body structures and organs in the anatomy of Ulysses. At the outset, I believed the comparison to be a false one. Fletcher’s construction is an allegory, more like a medieval moralityContinue reading “Mary Lawton on the Interrelationship of Jame Joyce’s Ulysses and Phineas Fletcher’s Purple Island or The Isle of Man”

Bloomsday Celebrations ’21 around the Globe

BLOOMSDAY 2021 EM FLORIANÓPOLIS Convite Neste ano, o Bloomsday de Florianópolis acontecerá nas páginas de um jornal, “O Dia de Hoje” que circulará online em 16 de junho, porém, o ano será o de 1904, data em que transcorre o enredo de “Ulisses” romance de Joyce cujo protagonista, Leopoldo Bloom, leva e traz mensagens, por meio de núnciosContinue reading “Bloomsday Celebrations ’21 around the Globe”

Where Has Your Copy of Ulysses Been?

The James Joyce Reading Circle targets a readership of about 400. That is the optimum size for a community. This is not done to be elitist but to try to actually know something about something about those we are trying to serve. That’s a typical size for an Amish community but not for a followingContinue reading “Where Has Your Copy of Ulysses Been?”

Related Websites We Like

Tom O’Carroll, a Friend to the JJRC, Sends Musical Joycean Cheer for Saint Patrick’s Day. Tom’s entertainment begins with his treatment of “Finnegan’s Wake.” Sing along. There’s no one listening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-_xVishGgg     The Art of Bloomsday at the Olivier Cornet Gallery of Dublin If you find yourself with an irresistible yearning for the ineluctableContinue reading “Related Websites We Like”

(U) 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.comContinue reading “(U) Episode 1: “Telemachus” ~pp 1-24.”