Sandymount Strand, Dublin, James Joyce, Ulysses, Proteus

Ep. 27 – Nacheinander and Nebeneinander

“Bishop George Berkeley,” John Smybert, c. 1727

Real talk: why are there no seagulls on Sandymount Strand on Bloomsday? Have we stumbled onto a historical seagull-based conspiracy? Stay tuned to find out! Additionally, we’ll also continue discussing how Stephen’s walk on the beach is influenced by Berkeleyan idealism, Stephen’s perception of space and time, how blind people perceive the world and the Demiurg


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Media Mentioned in this Episode:

Daniel Kish was featured on This American Life, not Radiolab. Still worth a listen once you’ve finished our podcast. –

The Book of Los by William Blake is available online. My bad! There is only one physical copy, though, and it’s owned by the British Museum –

Download a copy Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions for free. –

Modernist Maundering‘s take on “Protean Prosody” –

Further Reading:

Anghinetti, P. (1982). Berkeley’s Influence on Joyce. James Joyce Quarterly,19(3), 315-329. Retrieved from

Atura, A. & Dionne, L. Proteus – Modernism Lab. Retrieved from

Booth, C. (2015, Mar 20). Protean Prosody. Modernist Maundering. Retrieved from

Burgess, A. (1968). ReJoyce. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

D’Arcy, A.M. (2014). Dindsenchas, Mr Deasy and the Nightmare of Partition in Ulysses. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 114C, 1-31. Retrieved from

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

Gilbert, S. (1955). James Joyce’s Ulysses: a study. New York: Vintage Books.

Tarnas, R. (1991). The passion of the Western mind: understanding the ideas that have shaped our world. New York: Ballantine.



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