James Joyce, Ulysses, Proteus

Ep. 46 – Paradise of Pretenders

Lambert Simnel carried on the shoulders of his (barefoot) Irish supporters.

Kelly and Dermot explore Ireland’s historic connections to various pretenders to the English throne, how this connects to Stephen’s unsquashable beef against Buck Mulligan,  Solange Knowles, medieval abstrusiosities of all sorts, the mystery of the princes in the Tower, Dermot’s disdain for the Tudors, whether or not Ireland is still a “paradise of pretenders,” Stephen’s sadness and guilt, his shadow projection, his hydrophobia, his relationship to his sister Dilly, and the drowning motif of Ulysses.

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Further Reading:

Atura, A. & Dionne, L. Proteus – Modernism Lab. Retrieved from https://modernism.coursepress.yale.edu/proteus/

Delaney, F. (2012, Dec 18). Episode 132: Barking at Boccaccio. Re:Joyce. [Audio podcast].

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.

Joyce, P.W. (1910). A Concise History of Ireland. Retrieved from https://www.libraryireland.com/JoyceHistory/Contents.php

Schama, S. (2011, Feb. 17). Invasions of Ireland from 1170 – 1320. The BBC. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/ireland_invasion_01.shtml#top

Stolze, D. (2017, Jun. 8). Cold case chronicles: The unsolved mystery of the princes in the tower. Forensic Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2017/06/cold-case-chronicles-unsolved-mystery-princes-tower

Webb, A. (1878). A Compendium of Irish Biography. Retrieved from https://www.libraryireland.com/biography/index.php




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