Monday, October 2, 2017

Characters-in-episodes table

[i've probably missed some sneaky ones]
green = appears; yellow = mentioned; purple = hallucinated.
character 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18






















Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Sirens/WanderingRocks overlap

[Sirens picks up the barmaids just as the cavalcade is crossing the bridge, so it overlaps a lot of Wandering Rocks, and Bloom's travels are picked up just after the bookshop, long before he decides to enter the restaurant]

Bloowho went by by Moulang's pipes, bearing in his breast the sweets of sin, by Wine's antiques in memory bearing sweet sinful words, by Carroll's dusky battered plate, for Raoul.

Bloowhose dark eye read Aaron Figatner's name. Why do I always think Figather? Gathering figs I think. And Prosper Loré's huguenot name. By Bassi's blessed virgins Bloom's dark eyes went by. Bluerobed, white under, come to me. God they believe she is: or goddess. Those today. I could not see. That fellow spoke. A student. After with Dedalus' son. He might be Mulligan. All comely virgins. That brings those rakes of fellows in: her white.
By went his eyes. The sweets of sin. Sweet are the sweets.
Of sin.

By Cantwell's offices roved Greaseabloom, by Ceppi's virgins, bright of their oils. Nannetti's father hawked those things about, wheedling at doors as I. Religion pays. Must see him about Keyes's par. Eat first. I want. Not yet. At four, she said. Time ever passing. Clockhands turning. On. Where eat? The Clarence, Dolphin. On. For Raoul. Eat. If I net five guineas with those ads. The violet silk petticoats. Not yet. The sweets of sin.

In came Lenehan. Round him peered Lenehan. Mr Bloom reached Essex bridge. Yes, Mr Bloom crossed bridge of Yessex. To Martha I must write. Buy paper. Daly's. Girl there civil. Bloom. Old Bloom. Blue bloom is on the rye.

Two sheets cream vellum paper one reserve two envelopes when I was in Wisdom Hely's wise Bloom in Daly's Henry Flower bought. Are you not happy in your home? Flower to console me and a pin cuts lo. Means something, language of flow. Was it a daisy? Innocence that is. Respectable girl meet after mass. Thanks awfully muchly. Wise Bloom eyed on the door a poster, a swaying mermaid smoking mid nice waves. Smoke mermaids, coolest whiff of all. Hair streaming: lovelorn. For some man. For Raoul. He eyed and saw afar on Essex bridge a gay hat riding on a jauntingcar. It is. Third time. Coincidence.
Jingling on supple rubbers it jaunted from the bridge to Ormond quay. Follow. Risk it. Go quick. At four. Near now. Out.
— Twopence, sir, the shopgirl dared to say.
— Aha... I was forgetting... Excuse...
— And four.
At four she. Winsomely she on Bloohimwhom smiled. Bloo smi qui go. Ternoon. Think you're the only pebble on the beach? Does that to all. For men.

Between the car and window, warily walking, went Bloom, unconquered hero. See me he might. The seat he sat on: warm. Black wary hecat walked towards Richie Goulding's legal bag, lifted aloft, saluting.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A symmetry in Wandering Rocks

The 19 subsections of episode 10 introduce many new points of view... but very few of these go all the way to internal monolog: just Father Conmee, Miss Dunne, Tom Kernan and Patsy Dignam, along with two new instances for Stephen, and one for Bloom.

It can't be accidental that these display Joycean mirror-symmetry:

*1FC *18PD
 2CK  17TF
 3os  16BM
 4KB  15MC
 5BB  14SiD
+6AA +13SD   [both Stephen]
*7mD *12TK
 8NL  11DD
 9TL +10LB  [Bloom, at midpoint]

Remarkably, M'Coy also gets a single line of internal monolog in 9TL, completing the pattern.

So we need to look for other hidden symmetries between each of these pairings.

Ep10 opens with Conmee thinking about Patsy. Both see schoolboys with satchels, both look at advertising posters.

Conmee is old, Patsy is young. Miss Dunne and Tom Kernan are solitary workers, female and male.

Lenehan is viewing Bloom outside from the outside, Bloom viewing himself is inside.

Martin is worried about Dignam's family, while the Dedalus girls take care of each other. Both groups are sitting down to refreshments.

Simon inspects Dollard's outfit as Boylan does the shopgirl's.

Corny and the policeman are up to something mysterious together. Farrell is mysteriously agitated.

Molly throws the sailor a coin, Haines buys Mulligan a melange. (The sailor intrudes into the DBC section.)

JJOM has come to Lambert with some trouble, Dilly to Simon for pocketchange.

*1FC *18PD   Telemachus/Penelope
 2CK  17TF   Nestor/Ithaca
 3os  16BM   Proteus/Eumeus
 4KB  15MC   Calypso/Circe
 5BB  14SiD  Lotuseaters/Oxen
+6AA +13SD   Hades/Nausikaa

*7mD *12TK   Eolus/Cyclops
 8NL  11DD   Lestrygonians/Sirens
 9TL +10LB   Scylla/WanderingRocks

Dedalus household = Calypso?
Dilly as Siren/Nausikaa?
Lenehan-on-Bloom vs Stephen-on-Shakespeare?

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Was Robert Urch the blind stripling?

(Did Vivien Igoe already track this down?)

If there was an 'original' for the blind stripling in Dublin, he ought to be remembered in memoirs. There might have been no-one in particular, or someone in Europe instead. (Nora Franca Poliaghi in 'James Joyce: an Occasion of Remembrance' says there was one in Trieste.)

Robert Urch Jr. seems to be the only blind piano tuner in the 1901 or 1911 census. (There were plenty of piano tuners in Dublin, many married, so it paid okay. They can all read and write, so if any others were blind they hid it well from the census-takers.)

In 1901 he was away at (blind?) school, but three siblings are listed who had vanished by 1911.

weird Italian-looking middle names
Sarah Urch, printer's daughter from Wells, who married in Galway 1857 to Michael Harding.  Her younger brother must have followed her to Ireland.  He had arrived in Dublin and found a wife, by 1870.  Robert Urch became supervisor of the Inland Revenue in Dublin and is buried at Mount Jerome. Source: will of Lucas Urch, familysearch

No.1123 In Loving Memory | of | ELIZABETH JANE | loved and loving wife of | ROBERT URCH | Supervisor of Inland Revenue | who entered into rest | August 26 1887 | "My fathers will be done" | also her daughter | ROBERTA I. URCH | who died 23rd April 1901 | and her husband the above | ROBERT URCH | who died 30th January 1912 | aged 80

1901 census
63 Leinster sq
69yo widower Robert
26yo unmarried daughter Wilhelmina
24yo unmarried daughter Roberta
17yo son Gideon Ouseley (mercantile clerk)
Robert Newman Lucas Urch
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
birth: July 1881 / September 1881 Dublin South, Ireland

Student England and Wales Census, 1901
birth: 1882 Ireland
residence: 31 March 1901 Croydon, Surrey, England

England and Wales Census, 1901
Gender Male  Age 19  Occupation STU
Relationship to Head of Household Pupil
Birth Year (Estimated) 1882
Birthplace Ireland

Robert N L Urch
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
marriage: April 1910 / June 1910
Rathdown, Ireland

Thom's  1904
Urch, Robert, esq
26 Walthem ter. 25£

1911 census
33 Herbert ave
79yo Robert
29yo married blind Robert Newman Lucas, pianoforte tuner
29yo not-blind wife Kathleen Hilda
Robert Graham Campbell Urch (baby)


1832 Robert Sr born

supervisor of the Inland Revenue

1875 Wilhelmina born
1877 Roberta born
1882 RNLU born
1884 Gideon born
1887 mother died

RNLU to Croydon school

1901 63 Leinster square
1901 Roberta dies

1904 26 Walthem terrace, Blackrock

no-date: 33 Herbert ave

1910 RNLU marries
1911 Robert III born

1912 Robert Sr dies

1935? At St. Philip's Church, Milltown, Dublin, on June 24, Robert Graham Urch, L.P.S.I., to Sheelagh Goode. (Licentiate of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland,)

1939 Mr. R. G. C. Urch, L.P.S.L, moved from 21 Ramleh Park, Milltown, to " Bawnmore,"
Sandyford, co. Dublin

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Clipart collection ideas

all different scales of:

bloom (walking, standing, sitting, cooking, finishing soup on train platform, reading letter)

stephen (standing, walking, sitting, falling, balancing ashplant, with/without hat, lying back)

buck (holding bowl, shaving, making sign of cross, diving, swimming)

molly (lying, sitting up in bed, leaning out window, reading cards, reading book)

boylan (flower in teeth)




Monday, June 19, 2017

Android Proteus

Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read, seaspawn and seawrack, the nearing tide, that rusty boot. Snotgreen, bluesilver, rust: coloured signs. Limits of the diaphane. But he adds: in bodies. Then he was aware of them bodies before of them coloured. How? By knocking his sconce against them, sure. Go easy. Bald he was and a millionaire, maestro di color che sanno. Limit of the diaphane in. Why in? Diaphane, adiaphane. If you can put your five fingers through it, it is a gate, if not a door. Shut your eyes and see.

VR Ulysses Prototype 2 from Eoghan Kidney on Vimeo.

can the subtle metaphysics of proteus be clarified by viewing stephen as an android?

the startup screen opens with a control panel that offers modality checkboxes for visible, audible, tactile and maybe a 'projected images' AR mode (for "thought through my eyes").

'tactile' highlights a pair of feet on sand, and an ashplant that can probe things.

'audible' offers birdcalls all around, wind, tide, and feet on sand when you walk.

'visible' is obvious... but how can we make it ineluctable? (shouldn't "Shut your eyes and see" count as elucting?)

"at least that if no more, thought through my eyes" maybe stephen projects visions of mother, father, aristotle ("Bald he was"), nuncle ritchie

there could be an infinite palette of imaginative environments to explore, beyond sandymount: imagined worlds, remembered worlds, anticipated worlds

the diaphane has to visualise the transparent negative space, probably seen from outside in some way that makes stephen's body conspicuously adiaphane (some kind of 'invert' button?)

hovering over a point in the visible field initiates a signature-read process like cheesy scifi scrolling thru alternative names and shapes until a best-fit match is selected: seaspawn, seawrack, tide, boot, live dog

maybe color filters to highlight regions of "Snotgreen, bluesilver, rust: coloured signs"

"By knocking his sconce against them" the ashplant goes thru AR projections, stopped by 'real' bodies

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

For first-time readers of Ulysses

  • It studies very very minutely a single Dublin day in 1904.
  • The hundreds of riddles are far subtler than anyone knows, so don't believe anyone who claims to have 'read' the book with comprehension.
  • Commit to reading it at least twice, though your first reading can just be turning the pages and skimming the dialog. (Each chapter has a distinct 'feel' you'll start to pick up. Dialog is indicated by dashes, not quotation marks.)
  • Joyce intentionally chooses language that barely hints its meaning, often requiring serious research to decode. The style tends to get harder and harder toward the end.
  • The most useful companion-text is the first half of Ellmann's biography "James Joyce"
  • Chapters 3, 9 and 14 are the hardest, dominated by Joyce's brainy alter ego, Stephen Dedalus. You can skim or skip them the first time thru.
  • Chapters 4-15 are Bloom's odyssey, paralleling Homer's Ulysses in facing and triumphing over twelve moral challenges. Joyce considered Bloom an ideal man.
  • The main character, Leopold Bloom, is absent from the first three chapters, while Stephen and Bloom are together for most of the last half.
  • Almost everything that happens is daily trivia, hardly worth even gossiping about for the many characters. The motives of most of these characters are barely hinted at.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Using Twitter as one of our annotations repositories?

would it make sense to exploit twitter
as a general literary-annotations database?

it appears twitter will index hashtags of any length
so we should be able to
unique hashtags
associated with any web document
at any degree of granularity
and use those hashtags
to track annotations of these documents
over a seemingly unlimited time frame

could be a reasonably unique hashtag
for debate of the "called up"/"called out" question
('u' for ulysses
'003' for page 3 of the 1922 edition
'called' as the least ambiguous single keyword)

for finnegans wake
and maybe even
for finnegans vs finnegan's

if we post every current fweet note
as a separate tweet
that's currently under 100,000
(there's about 200,000 words,
1.3M characters)

even at the snailpace of four tweets per hour
that would only take three years
(but does twitter even throttle this at all?)

and if we're planning ahead for all documents
"u" and "fw" will be inadequate
but "jaju" and "jajfw" much less so
(more important docs deserve the shortest hashkeys)

fweet includes lots of crosslinks for motifs, etc
eg #fwcoleridge

some intentional spam might need to be blocked

enthusiasts can follow each others' feeds
and use the hashtags to call up past debates
and discover new contributors

ambiguous spellings can be tagged both ways

phrases can be tagged for each important word:
#fw003past #fw003eve #fw003adams
(punctuation may need special handling)

including a fweet or pjoyce url will still leave 120chars
minus at most 20 per hashtag

long annotations can be split up or handled via a url
(ellipses could signal
without hashtags)

if twitter supports full unicode in hashtags
unique hashtags can be a lot shorter
(though you'll need to copy and paste them rather than typing them in)

maybe whole chapters can get tags:

images, videos and links can be included as annotations

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

HJS index

[link] "Ulysses, Chaos, and Complexity" Thomas Jackson Rice

[link] "Beyond the Orality/Literacy Dichotomy: James Joyce and the Pre-History of Cyberspace" Donald Theall
 Third, his work is itself the first "in- depth" contemporary exploration of the complexities of reading, writing, rewriting, speaking, aurality, and orality.

[link] "Where are we at all? and whenabouts in the name of space?" Darren Tofts

[link] "Live Finnegans Wake Discussions in Cyberspace" Michael Ditmore
Since both of the currently operating public groups are working on a chapter apiece, it would, if fifteen more groups started work, be possible to produce a commentary that covered the entire novel in only two years. 

[link] "Phoenix Ex Machina: Joyce's Solicitation of Hypertext" Louis Armand [online hypertext]

[link] "HCE and Jarl van Hoother on the Piss with the Porter: A Wake--Macbeth Intertext" Alan Roughley

[link] "Blue Notes: From Joyce to Jarman" Cheryl Herr

[link] "The Closing Word of Finnegans Wake" Jim LeBlanc

[link] "Music After Joyce: The Post-Serial Avant-Garde" Timothy S. Murphy

[link] "Selections from Let's All Chortle: A James Joyce Cartoonbook" D.J. Schiff

[link] "Seduction and Estrangement: World War I Recruiting Posters and the Politics of Ulysses" Mark Wollaeger

[link] "Feydeau's Republic" Kevin Nolan

[link] "From Symptom to Machine: James Joyce & the Perversions of the Textual Apparatus" Louis Armand

[link] "From Hypertext to Codework" McKenzie Wark
Codework makes of writing a media art that breaks with the fetishism of the text and the abstraction of language. It brings writing into contact with the other branches of media art, such as music and cinema, all of which are converging in the emerging space of multimedia, and which often have a richer conception of the politics of media art as a collaborative practice than has been the case with writing conceived within the prison-house of "text."

[link] ""a retrospective sort of arrangement": Ulysses & the Poetics of Hypertextuality" Darren Tofts
One of the greatest textual precursors of the hypertextual, Jorge-Luis Borges, described Joyce as "the intricate and near-infinite Irishman who wove Ulysses." We would do well to remember that this weaving was done in a classical temper and was far from hyper.

[link] "Joyce's Practice of Intertextuality: The Anticipation of Hypermedia and Its Implications for Textual Analysis of Finnegans Wake" Donald F. Theall
The current web and other digital projects of the Joycean community are generating a global pan-encyclopaedic hypertextual context for the reading of the Wake.

[link] "Joyce in Exile" Petr Skrabanek

[link] ""Snow is general": Newspaper Weather Forecasting and 'The Dead'" Stephen Donovan

[link] "From the Cyberglobal Chaosmos to the Gutenberg Galaxy: The Prehistory of Cyberelectronic Language(s)" Donald F. Theall
What we have looked at today is the importance of realizing that there is a musical, choregraphic, visual art and poetic presence side by side with the techno-scientific in the emergence of our new cyber-electronic languages (our contemporary thrust for the para-oral and para-verbal) and that the history and current immediacy of that presence is an important aid to media ecologists.

[link] "Taking Tips from Taxil: An Edition with Translation and Commentary of Chapters I-V of Léo Taxil's La Vie De Jésus, For Use By Students Of Joyce's Ulysses" Gregory M. Downing

[link] "Music and Meaning in the Italian Translations of James Joyce's Lyrics" Gerald Parks

[link] "Bloom" and "The Ice Game" MTC Cronin [two poems]


[link] "Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Other Joyce" Louis Armand

[link] "On Not Coming to Terms with Giacomo Joyce" Fritz Senn
Somehow Joyce's early phase came to a minute climax in Giacomo Joyce and perhaps the path was cleared for new arts as yet unknown, but already prefigured.

[link] "Apology in Another's Hand: Giacomo Joyce: Who?" M.E. Roughley
the actual writing of the words "Giacomo Joyce" and Ellmann's description of the name, written "On the upper left-hand corner of the front cover," as "inscribed in another hand" 

[link] ""Ghosts In The Mirror": Perception And The Visual In Giacomo Joyce" Clare Wallace

[link] "Of Chrematology: Joyce and Money" Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy

[link] "Artistic Authority, Interpretation and Economic Power: Joyce's Finnegans Wake" Erik S. Roraback

[link] "Books of Sand" Louis Armand

[link] "The Adultery of Wisdom in Giacomo Joyce" Sheldon Brivic

[link] "Night Joyce of a Thousand Tiers" Petr Skrabanek

[link] "Calligraphic Joyce" Robert Amos


[link] ""Invisibility Is Not At All To My Liking:" Gemma O'Connor's SigNORA JOYCE, A Play About the Life of Nora Barnacle Joyce" Charlotte J. Headrick

[link] "Transformations of the Book in Joyce's Dream Vision of Digiculture" Donald F. Theall
Yet from whatever Joyce learned, particularly in Zurich and Paris, it was his unique contribution to craft "a vicociclometer, a tetradomational gazebocroticon," which would anticipate the impacts on communication and expression of digitalisation and the convergence of media that would accompany it.

[link] "Problems of Annotation in a Digital Ulysses" Michael Groden
It is our challenge in "Digital Ulysses" to demonstrate, perhaps in a new way, the value and utility of annotations.

[link] "From Hypertext to Vortext / Notes on Materiality & Language" Louis Armand

[link] "The Protean Text of Ulysses and Why All Editions Are Equally >Definitive<" George Micajah Phillips
APPENDIX (A Genealogy of Editions of Ulysses)

[link] "Time, Space, and Consciousness in James Joyce's Ulysses" Alexandra Anyfanti

[link] "Calligraphic Joyce II" Robert Amos

[link] "Letting Rip: The Primal Scene, The Veil and Excreta in Joyce and Freud" Tom Mccarthy

[link] "Excremental Self-Creation in Finnegans Wake" Andrew Mitchell

[link] "The Reprocessing of Trash in Ulysses: Recycling and (Post)Creation" Valérie Bénéjam

[link] "Finnegans Wake: Losing Control in Book III iii" Jane Lewty

[link] "Semiotic Perturbations: What the Frog's Eye tells us about Finnegans Wake" Mark Nunes
I suggest instead that a dynamic semiotics would treat the Wake as a process that exposes the role of perturbations in the production of meaning, as well as the necessity of a system to compensate for perturbations by reaching moments of semantic stability.

[link] "Writing After: Joyce, Cage" Louis Armand

[link] "A Eumaean Return to Style" Sam Slote
Eumaean style thus remarks that style is always errant in the home that is language. 

[link] "Aurality and Adaptation: Radioplay in Ulysses" Jane A. Lewty

[link] "Mind Factory: From Artifice to Intelligence" Louis Armand
Between thought and intelligibility, then, exists a technological movement of redefinition and re-relation, in whose dynamic we might say intelligence itself is somehow constituted.

Finnegans Wake III.3 and the Third Millennium

[link] "The Ghost of Modernisms Yet to Come" John Marvin

[link] "Gat-toothed Alysoun, Gaptoothed Kathleen: Sovereignty and Dentition" William Sayers

[link] "Visualising Joyce" Ian Gunn & Mark Wright
The intention here is research into the details of Joyce's Ulysses yet it is possible to imagine a Grand Theft Auto meets The Sims virtual reality Ulysses where the Dublin of 1904 is rebuilt with Lawrence Collection street scenes pasted onto the façades

[link] "Joycean Choreo-graphies of Writing in Stephen Hero and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" Laurent Milesi
The quintessential, quasi-alchemical sifting of epiphanic ingredients and the conditions of epiphanic revelation, paradoxically through a dissolution of its centrality in A Portrait, had thus to retain and transform in the crucible of art this crucial difference between religion and aesthetics in order to recast more effectively the still predominantly rhythmical-gestural, quasi-mythical foundation of art.

[link] "On Relativity, Synaesthesia and Materiality " Louis Armand

[link] "Parallax Opoponax" Valerie Benejam

[link] "Feigning Dublin: Joyce's Repositionings of his Readers" Alan R Roughley
The creation of textual positions with which the reader can textually situate him- or herself is only one of the numerous strategies by which the Wake assists its readers, and its use of pronouns for the interpellation of its readers is inscribed in a writing that identifies itself as "prepronominal."

[link] "His Master's Voice: A Portrait of the Artist as Propagandist" Mark Wollaeger

[link] "Being-for-Others in "Two Gallants": Sycophancy and Symbiosis" Jim LeBlanc

[link] "Bad Joyce: Anti-Aesthetic Practices in Ulysses" Brian Richardson

[link] "Bootstrapping Finnegans Wake" Alexandra Dumitrescu
As we have seen, Joyce's world structures as multiple-centred network organised around what we can call vortexes: agglomerations of meanings around which segments of text gravitate, describing recursive movements.

I. "Hypertituitary joysis": Entropy and Technicity

[link] "Semiotic Machines: Joyce & Pynchon " Louis Armand

[link] "Reading Joyce Reading Duchamp" Ian Hays

[link] "The Call of TelePhonics: Reading, Technology, and" Gray Kochhar-Lindgren

[link] "Q.R.N, I.C.Q: Joyce, Radio Athlone and the 3-Valve set" Jane Lewty

[link] "Entropy under Erasure: Ulysses and the Second Law of Thermodynamics" Steve Pinkerton

II. "Nightletter": Intertext, Punctuations, Synaesthesia

[link] "Virtual Nudes Descending a Staircase:Giacomo Joyce and Strindberg's Le plaidoyer d'un fou" William Sayers

[link] "The Influence of Nora's Writing Style on Joyce's Construction of Molly's Monologue" Elisabetta Cecconi

[link] "Looking for Evidence of Synesthesia in A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man" Celia Munisteri

I. 2007 Prague James Joyce Colloquium - A Selection

[link] "Introductory Remarks" Louis Armand

[link] "The Writing of Growth and the Growths of Writing" Finn Fordham

[link] "Questioning Technology in Ithaca" Sam Slote

II. 2007 Trieste James Joyce Summer School - A Selection

[link] "The Problem of Genesis in the Texts of Joyce" Jed Deppman
The lengthy and absolute genesis enshrined, with whatever degree of irony, in the villanelle scene in A Portrait has in Ulysses been fragmented into shorter, more individualized ones. There is no pretense to a single poetics of genesis, no aesthetic vocabulary or metaphorical system from Aquinas or the book of Genesis to underpin the various scenes of writing. On the contrary, the conceptual and metaphorical frameworks that guide our understanding of the genetic processes examined above – Stephen's excretion, Bloom's default to cultural norms, Mulligan's masturbation – are all presented as obviously partial and insufficient.

[link] "Joyce, Liberature and Writing of the Book" Katarzyna Bazarnik

III. "Nightletter": Non Serviam!, Tetragrammaton, Shelta

[link] "On the Wings of Angels: Stephen's Flight as a National Plight" Maura Harrington

[link] "“Say Yeh And Wah Say”: Paronomastic Kenoma and the Idiotic Tetragrammaton in Finnegans Wake III.3" Nicholas Morris

[link] "“Tincurs Tammit!”: Joyce, Travelers, and Shelta" William Sayers

[link] "The Writing of Growth and the Growths of Writing" Finn Fordham

[link] "Life, Death, and the Washerwomen" Terence Killeen
Yes, the washerwomen become a tree and a stone, but this distinction is not reflected in their voices, their personalities or even their names -- they have none.

[link] "Notes Towards Joycean Cataloguing" Fritz Senn
All episodes have lists, most of all Cyclops, Circe and Ithaca.

[link] "“Such Prohibitions Bind Not”: Molly Bloom Looking Back on the Garden" Heidi Scott

[link] "Box and Cox, the Homeric Sherlock Holmes, and Joyce's Ulysses" Tomoyuki Tanaka

[link] "True Mistakes: Two Reviews" Jean-Michel Rabate
I have rarely laughed as hard and as often while reading a book on Joyce. Not just that it contains hilarious one-liners and facetious remarks but also that it forced me to look at basic issues of literary hermeneutics in a new key.

[link] "James Joyce & the Obscene Object of Post/Humanism" Louis Armand

[link] "Gravity, Eccentricity, and the Expanding Margin of Joycean Discourse" Valérie Bénéjam

[link] "Illustrating the Wake: A Reflection on Finnegans Wake As Stimulus and Context for Visual Practice" Clinton Cahill

[link] "A Note on the Title "A Little Cloud"" Aine Nolan

[link] ""Professor Pokorny of Vienna"" William Sayers

[link] ""Art Thou Real, My Ideal?" Jung's Animus in Joyce's "Nausicaa"" Steven F. Walker

[link] ""Home and Elsewhere": Fated Spaces in James Joyce's Dubliners" Linda Wong

[link] "Derrida avec Joyce: The Principle of Eating the Other in Ulysses" Yen-Chen Chuang

I. 2010 XXIInd Prague International James Joyce Symposium - A Report

[link] "Joyce in Prague, June 13-18, 2010" Ian Hays

II. 2010 XXIInd Prague International James Joyce Symposium - A Selection of Essays

[link] "“Proteus”: Signs and Signatures of Modern Allegory. A Portrait of the Artist as an Interpreter" Silvia Annavini

[link] "Searching for Voyages in China by Viator: Some Possible Sources" Susan Bazargan

[link] "How Limited is Your Edition? Meditations on a New Wake" Tim Conley
If a wider audience for the Wake is what’s truly wanted, a print-on-demand option makes more sense than a de luxe volume of limited number and high price.

[link] "...Slowly....Slowly...Catch a Self..." Mark Corcoran

[link] ""genghis is ghoon for you": Guinness, Capitalism, and Nationalism in Finnegans Wake" Cat Gubernatis Dannen

[link] "Escaping History: Gnostic and Hermetic Trajectories in Joyce's Ulysses" Nick De Marco

[link] "Falling into Heidegger and Joyce: HCE and Dasein as Existential Narrative" Michael Gilbert

[link] "Grain or Grape: The Semiotics of Sauce" John Gordon
I conclude with a speculation: that the trip to Howth was a daytrip, that it accordingly included a picnic, that the couple wanted something to drink to go with the seedcake and whatever other foodstuffs they brought, that that drink was wine, perhaps even burgundy. 

[link] "On the Footsteps of Shahrzad in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: The Rustle of Persian Language" Leila Baradaran Jamili

[link] ""Phonoscopically Incuriosited": Phoneme Within Mechanisms Of Finnegans Wake" Sonja Jankov

[link] "Slices Of Life: The Artist As Vivisector In Giacomo Joyce" Mark David Kaufman

[link] "The Sands Of Pleasure: Prostitution And Modernity" R. Brandon Kershner

[link] ""Part to Hole Duty" (FW 18.31): Synecdoche in Roman Jakobson and James Joyce" Mary Libertin

[link] "Melville Be Melville Before Joyce: A Most Unlikely Palimpsest " Jesse H McKnight

[link] "The Ambiguities of the Joycean Adverb: From Temporal and Logical Disruptions to Optical Disorders" Caroline Morillot

[link] ""Saor an tSeanbhean Bhocht !":A Plummy, Postcolonial Progression from Hag to Spéirbhean in Joyce's Ulysses" Christin Mary Mulligan

[link] "The question of "alterity" and Stephen's search for an origin in "being" in Ulysses" Patricia Pericic

[link] "“Bloom’s Dark Eyes Went By”: Vision, Sound, and the Imperative of the Opaque Sign" Lindsey Pollock

[link] "Joyce and Kafka: Visual Technologies, Pleasure and Anxiety" Katharine Streip

[link] ""The Sisters", "The Dead", and Ron Butlin's Night Visits" Elizabeth Kate Switaj

[link] "A Portrait as a Counseling Case Study" Jerry L. Terrill

[link] "James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: A Universal Culture" Bahman Zarrinjooee

[link] "V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Joyce's Hermetic Acronym" Steven Bond

[link] "Illustrating Techno-Poetic-Scapes: Acousmatic Rhizomes Behind Ulysses' Text" Jesse Chase

[link] "Bloom Plays a Blinder: Schmittian Reflections on the "Cyclops" Episode" Brian Garvey

[link] "Food for Thought: Cannibalistic translation in the Lestrygonians episode of James Joyce's " Ida Klitgaard

[link] "Museyrooms and Möbius Effects: A Ruim of History in Finnegans Wake" Andrew V. McFeaters

[link] "Between ciXous & joYce: a Most Plumitive Affair" Ginette Michaud

[link] "A Cultured Allroundman at the University of Life: Schematic Knowledge and Self-Culture in "Ithaca"" Gregory O. Smith

[link] "Let's Play Finnegans Wake" Andrew Ferguson
Instead of playing along with hapless Shem, searching for a single certainty, we should be glitching with Issy, alive to hundreds and millions of playful possibilities, devising ways to evade and expose the basic flaws of a given configuration, and discover alternatives to inhabit.

[link] ""Gopher Tuna" and Other Ways Of Getting Things Wrong" John Gordon
"O Fortuna" misheard lyrics

[link] "Redundancy, Modernism, and Readers' Expectations: An Experiment in Joyce Prediction" David Letzler

[link] "Wandering No-bodies: Posturing and Imposturing in Ulysses and Mrs Dalloway" Victoria Lévêque

[link] ""The Abnihilisation of the Etym" (Finnegans Wake, 353)" William Sayers

[link] ""Call her calamity electrifies man": ALP and the Movement of Archive in Finnegans Wake" Ellen Scheible

[link] "Failed Mary, Stuck in Place: Number Symbolism and the Occult in James Joyce's "Clay"" Jarica Watts

[link] "Logodaedalian Bypaths: Evading the Obvious" Fritz Senn

[link] ""Bella Poetria!" (U 16.346): Rereading the Poetic in Joyce's Prose and the Prosaic in His Poetry" Onno Kosters

[link] ""Cultic Twalettes": Joyce, Jonson and the Performance of Katharsis" David Pascoe

[link] ""Easier than the dreamy creamy stuff:" On Joyce's Limericks" Tim Conley

[link] ""'Serve, Serve' it sang, and it sang that all day:" James Joyce and John Berryman" Katherine Ebury

[link] "From Poetriarchy to Proteiformity: Joyce, Jolas, Stein... McCaffery" David Vichnar

[link] "RoaraTORio: A Senescent Circus on Finnegans Wake" Bridget O'Rourke

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Joycean ice cream flavors

Silly Milly Vanilla

Fry's Plain Chocolate

Boylan's Devil's Food Cake

Skin-the-Goat's Choicest Coffee

Cissy Caffrey's Jaspberry Ram

Almidano Artifoni's Spumoni

Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti (actually unmentioned?!)

Haines' Real Irish Ice Cream

AE's Formless Buttery Essence

Rabaiotti's Neapolitan Coral and Copper Snow

Stephen's Watermelon Creamfruit

Molly's Pre-Chewed Seedcake

Bloom's Garden Spearmint

Barrington's Lemonflavoured Sherbet

Deasy's Orangeman's Sherbet

Agendath Netaim Imported Orange Sherbet

Cantrell and Cochrane's Ginger Ice

Thornton's Peaches and Pears

Terrible-Parable Plum

The Citizen's Tinned Biscuitdough

Terry Ryan's Pistachio

Betty Byrne's Lemon Platt

Strawberry Chips

RedGreenYellowRusset Apple

Lynch's Carmelite Cowdung Clusters

Howth Nannygoat Blackcurrant

Bella's Uncorked Fudge

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ulysses charm bracelet















house of key(e)s



Deasy, Dunne



cracked mirror


Freeman's Journal



Sweets of Sin



tuning fork


straw hat

auction bell


Friday, January 27, 2017

dna in spacetime

number every distinct dna sequence

inventory which sequences were where when in spacetime

classify their relations

continuities and discontinuities

("The cords of all link back, strandentwining cable of all flesh.")

an organism is a collection of dna patterns continuous in spacetime

a species is a collection of entwined organisms

many species have wikipedia pages, locating them approximately in spacetime

many human organisms have wikipedia pages, tracing fragments of their continuous paths through spacetime

classify all the possible relations of human organisms

identify instances of these in wikipedia articles about individual humans

map an archetypal life (of set of lives) as a series of relations

[lame example: wikidata douglas adams]

repeat for ulysses (paths, relations, archetypes)

or better, start there

as a strongly motivated microcosm

bloom as archetype

joyce's priorities as defaults

missing from wikidata:


daily routines: where when with whom doing what
(this sounds difficult for historical figures
but could be easy and fun as a form of autobiography)


real estate

favorite artists

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What others were doing that Bloomsday

84yo Florence Nightingale was blind and bedridden

76yo ibsen in oslo had been incapacitated by strokes since 1900
would die in 1906

75yo tolstoy had 8 grown children, unhappy marriage

68yo mark twain
touring as a popular speaker
after years of struggling financially
lost 58yo wife of 34 yrs on june 5 in florence

dante 64yo

64yo j d rockefeller had retired in 1897
to Westchester County, New York
married, four grown kids
muckraking expose in 1904 by Ida Tarbell

61yo Henry James in Sussex finishing "The Golden Bowl"
on 6 May described himself to brother William as "hopelessly celibate"

57yo edison in West Orange, NJ
6 kids by 2 wives
lost ac-current wars
scared off x-rays
making movies, telephones, telegraphs, lightbulbs

simon 54yo

Lovely morg
Feel very seedy
head so bad
Darling M & Lennie to dinner both look well
Opened old port wine 25yrs here …

Opened a Methodist Bazaar at Blackrock. Worthy folk. Horrid
rush to get away to London leaving the office for a week …

48yo freud held weekly meetings in his vienna apartment for physicians interested in his published ideas on dreams etc

Drove to Lakefield
Took cover off Houseboat
Saw Dunwoodie re levels below Mill
Water raised at No. 2 this week
Richard B. Rogers : Diary, 1904

Cool Cloudy Day
Went over to CMPalmers & got Load of Telephone Poles $9
unloaded at Chore time
Bert Tears did not go …
1904 Diary of Emerson Smith of Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
History for Tioga and Bradford Counties in PA and Chemung County in NY

may dedalus 45yo

45yo george bernard shaw was finishing John Bull's Other Island

43yo Knut Hamsun opposed british imperialism

43yo Tagore had founded an ashram in Santiniketan

41yo Gabriele D'Annunzio was carrying on simultaneous affairs with Duse and Luisa Casati

41yo Hauptmann was about to marry his babymama

41yo Maeterlinck summered in Normandy with an actress

40yo henry ford developing model t

bloom 38yo

38yo kipling at height of popularity
opposed irish autonomy

37yo maud gonne was in paris (?)
with her 9yo daughter iseult
and her newborn son

37yo scott joplin in st louis
famous but struggling
(score of 1st ragtime opera lost to bill collectors)
lost 2nd wife, wrote 'Bethena'

37yo h g wells in sandgate
married w/2 young sons
already very successful
published new story "The Country of the Blind"

36yo Marie Curie won the physics Nobel for radium

wright brothers (37 and 32)
enduring skepticism
gradually improving designs
doing lots of trials near dayton ohio

Hot breeze
Arose at 5am
E annoyed at my getting up so early
Milked, etc
Home 7
Supper 8
Mrs Fluss had measles
1904 Diary of Evelyn Cameron :: Evelyn Cameron Diaries

34yo Winsor McCay drawing Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.for NY Herald

34yo lenin in london had met 24yo trotsky
called his followers 'bolsheviks'
married, loved cats
hiking holiday in switzerland

34yo Mohandas Gandhi in South Africa evolving nonviolent protest strategies

Mary Haynie cm over &we played Flinch
Myn Burruss sent us sm fine cream&berries
Emma found 8-little-peeps at th'barn
… …
tHE 1904 Diary of Wilbert S. Myers, Miami, Saline, Missouri
The daily diary entries and photos of W. S. Myers, Miami, Saline County, MO,…

32yo Bertrand Russell was laying the groundwork for the Principia Mathematica with a n whitehead

30yo Robert Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire
2 daugters and 1 son

29yo churchill writing bio of father
elected MP, speaking tour
dramatic switch from conservative to liberal party

28yo jung in zurich, newly married, studying psychiatry

27yo harriet shaw weaver was a social worker and suffragette in Hampstead

27yo Mata Hari was a circus horse rider in Paris

26yo hermann hesse finished Peter Camenzind and got married

26yo carl sandburg had flunked out of west point

25yo Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (Joseph Stalin) joined bolsheviks

25yo einstein working in bern patent office
son born in may
playing violin
incubating 1905's 'annus mirabilis' papers

24yo wallace stevens in reading, pa
had graduated from law school and met future wife
wrote occasional poems

24yo Vachel Lindsay studies art at New York School of Art

23yo George Herriman drawing Major Ozone's Fresh Air Crusade for the NY World
married w/1yo daughter

stephen 22yo

22yo picasso in paris finds girlfriend
transitions from (depressed) blue to rose period

22yo FDR of Fairhaven, Massachusetts
secretly engaged to 19yo Eleanor
1903 Harvard grad, editor of Crimson
intending lawschool
golf, sailing

21yo John Maynard Keynes
received first class BA in mathematics from Cambridge

18yo ezra pound at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York
learning nine languages to become the world's greatest poetry expert

18yo will durant was studying for the priesthood with the jesuits
hadn't yet met 6yo ariel

fair&cool all day
School let out for summer
I am now a Senior in HS
I went up to hear exercises for graduating class …
Amos Claycomb’s June 1904 Diary
Wednesday, June 1, 1904 It has been a very nice day but it is clouding up…

teenaged marx brothers in nyc
hadn't launched musical careers

milly 15yo

15yo Hitler in Lambach, Austria
his father and brother had recently died
mother and one sibling still living
he dropped out to be an artist

15yo t s eliot in st louis
studying latin greek french german
had begun writing poems

15yo chaplin in london
getting rave reviews as a page in sherlock holmes
father dead, mother suffering gpi

14yo Jawaharlal Nehru joins theosophists via family friend Annie Besant

12yo J.R.R. Tolkien was orphaned in Birmingham

rudy 10yo

10yo Mao in rural Hunan loved novels
would soon lose his buddhist faith
and reject an arranged marriage

9yo e e cummings
summering in Madison, New Hampshire
had begun writing poems every day

9yo George Herman 'Babe' Ruth in Baltimore
at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys
where he was judged incorrigible
nicknamed 'Niggerlips'

7yo f scott fitzgerald in west virginia
going to catholic school
father working for procter and gamble

6yo William Faulkner had moved to oxford mississippi with his 2 younger brothers

6yo Amelia Earhart in Kansas built her own roller coaster

5yo Nabokov in St Petersburg
already speaking 3 languages
father a liberal lawyer
2 younger siblings
drifting away from orthodox church

4yo Alfred Hitchcock in Essex

2yo Walt Disney in Chicago

Eric Arthur Blair was approaching his 1st birthday in Inda