Ulysses, Proteus, Leopold Bloom, James Joyce

Ep. 48 – Haroun al-Raschid’s Melons


Kelly and Dermot take a look at Stephen Dedalus’ prophetic dream in “Proteus.” Topics discussed include James Joyce’s fascination with dream analysis, Stephen’s connection to the mysterious Akasic record, Dermot’s own experience with slippery time, the location of the “street of harlots” in Dublin, how Leopold Bloom and Haroun al-Raschid are connected, Orientalism, almosting, and prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation.

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On the Blog:

Decoding Dedalus: Haroun al-Raschid

In the Jakes with Mr. Bloom

Harun al-Rashid receiving a delegation of Charlemagne in Baghdad, Julius Köckert, 1864

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Media Mentioned in this Episode:

Orientalism, Edward Said

Further Reading:

Bowen, Z. (1998). All in a Night’s Entertainment: The Codology of Haroun al Raschid, the “Thousand and One Nights,” Bloomusalem/Baghdad, the Uncreated Conscience of the Irish Race, and Joycean Self-Reflexivity. James Joyce Quarterly,35(2/3), 297-307. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25473907

Budgen, F. (1972). James Joyce and the making of Ulysses, and other writings. London: Oxford University Press.

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

Carver, C. (1978). James Joyce and the Theory of Magic. James Joyce Quarterly, 15(3), 201-214. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25476132

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.

McCarroll, D. (1969). Stephen’s Dream—And Bloom’s. James Joyce Quarterly, 6(2), 174-176. Retrieved fromhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/25486761

Walcott, W. (1971). Notes by a Jungian Analyst on the Dreams in “Ulysses”. James Joyce Quarterly, 9(1), 37-48. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25486942



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