James Joyce Ulysses women Mr Deasy Nestor

Ep. 24 – A Shout in the Street

Helen of Troy, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1863

Blooms and Barnacles’ series on Mr. Deasy and “Nestor” comes to a close with a discussion of the old headmaster’s biased views of women’s negative impact on history. The relative culpability of four woman accused of causing history’s great evils is explored, along with what exactly Stephen means when he refers to God as a “shout in the street.”

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The Women of Ulysses: Mr. Deasy’s Perfidious Women

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Further Reading & Listening:

Dwyer, F. (2014, May 29). (1156-1166) The Norman Invasion Part I. The Irish History Podcast [Audio podcast].

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Haywood, J. (2016, September 5). Was Helen really to blame for the Trojan War – or just a scapegoat? The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/was-helen-really-to-blame-for-the-trojan-war-or-just-a-scapegoat-64456

Wilson, A. N. (2004).  The Victorians. New York: W. W. Norton and Co.


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