Episode Summary

Welcome to Episode 10, our first episode covering episode two of Ulysses, "Nestor." Kelly and Dermot discuss the political philosophy of Giambattista Vico and his influence on James Joyce, Homeric parallels between King Nestor and Mr. Deasy, and Dermot's artistic inspiration for his cartoon version of Mr. Deasy.

Episode Notes

Welcome to Episode 10, our first episode covering episode two of Ulysses, "Nestor." Kelly and Dermot discuss the political philosophy of Giambattista Vico and his influence on James Joyce, Homeric parallels between King Nestor and Mr. Deasy, and Dermot's artistic inspiration for his cartoon version of Mr. Deasy.

For more information on Vico's political philosophy, we recommend the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

On the Blog:

Ulysses & The Odyssey: Nestor

Social Media:

Facebook|Twitter

Subscribe to Blooms and Barnacles:

iTunes| Google Play Music| Stitcher

Further Reading:

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

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.

Homer, translated by Palmer., G.H. (1912). The Odyssey. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications.

Rickard, J. (1997). Stephen Dedalus among schoolchildren: The schoolroom and the riddle of authority in Ulysses. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 30, 17-36. Retrieved from http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rickard/authority.html

Music:

Our theme is:

Noir - S Strong & Boogie Belgique

Just for fun:

The Kinks - A Well-Respected Man

About the Show

A blog and podcast that discuss James Joyce's Ulysses from a non-academic point of view. Less snooty, more movie references.