This week, Kelly and Dermot explain the nightmarish history tucked into Stephen’s terse rebuttal of Mr. Deasy’s weak grasp of Irish history. The passage covered can be found on p. 31 of Kelly’s edition of Ulysses (1990 Vintage International). Topics covered include the history of the Orange Order, the Battle of the Diamond, the Planters’ Covenant, the power of copyright law over sectarianism, and how all these issues still affect us today.
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The Derry Girls clip we mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j0OF-TlyAY
And the infamous blackboard:
The Grand Orange Lodge‘s take on the Battle of the Diamond
Diamond Dan and his doppelganger
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A concise history of the Orange Order. (2014, Jul. 5). The Irish Times. Retrieved from https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/a-concise-history-of-the-orange-order-1.1855664
Orange Order superhero Dan in copyright row. (2008, Jul. 19). The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved from https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/orange-order-superhero-dan-in-copyright-row-28442079.html
Who are the Orangmen? (2012, Jul. 11). The BBC. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-18769781
Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Joyce, P.W. (1910). A concise history of Ireland. Retrieved from https://www.libraryireland.com/JoyceHistory/Ulster.php
Tohall, P. (1958). The Diamond Fight of 1795 and the Resultant Expulsions. Seanchas Ardmhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society,3(1), 17-50. doi:10.2307/29740669. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/29740669?read-now=1&refreqid=excelsior%3Ac5c157762ce76d62baf004cf0172d7f9&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Orange Order banner: http://100objects.qahn.org/content/victoria-loyal-orange-lodge-no-69-banner-1860s