Browse Exhibits (12 total)

Lenihan's Tragic Gesture by Joseph Lennon

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Inside this exhibition is an interpretation of the character of Lenehan in James Joyce's short story "Two Gallants" from Dubliners.

Eastern Visions in "Calypso" by Christine Kelley

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This exhibition is an exploration of the the writing styles employed by Joyce to create a vision of the east, especially Palestine, in the "Calypso" episode of Ulysses.

Gibraltar and Gasworks by Michelle Callaghan

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This exhibit explores how the imagery and styles in two texts -- "A Drive Through Gibraltar" by Arthur M. Horwood, published in The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine in 1888, and a selection from County Folk-Lore: Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning folk remedies for whooping cough and rheumatism -- add context and depth to Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom, and the Gibraltar locale. 

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The Waking Nightmare: Ulysses and Joyce’s Portrayal of the Forms of Written History by Devin Reany

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An essay on James Joyce's parody of historical texts in the "Nestor" episode of Ulysses.


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Catechetical Style in "Nestor" by Emma Bartholomew


An look at the influence of catechetical style and technique in the "Nestor" episode of Ulysses

Gathering Flowers: Joyce’s “The Lotus Eaters” and the Floral Dictionary by Richard Short

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A consideration of the role of flowers as symbol and genre parody in the "Lotus Eaters" episode of Ulysses. 

Prototypes for Parody in 'Cyclops': Texts of the Gaelic Revival by Eoin Mc Evoy


This exhibit draws a style-based comparison between two of the many parody passages contained in the 'Cyclops' episode of Ulysses and three important texts of the Celtic Revival period in Ireland: an extract from Lady Gregory's Gods and Fighting Men, a translation of select Irish legends; the proceedings of the third Oireachtas cultural and literary festival; and a letter sent by Archbishop Croke to the founder of the Gaelic Athletics Association, Michael Cusack, pledging his support and discussing the values of Irish and English sports.

The essay outlines the similarities between these original documents and the selected parody passages in 'Cyclops' and offers a short interpretative analysis on the possible meaning of these parodies within the narrative.

Access the essay here.

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Vegetarianism in "Lestrygonians" and The Times by Eric Annino


A comparitive analysis of the styles of commentary on vegetarianism in the "Lestrygonians" episode of Joyce's Ulysses and two items--one editorial, one letter--published in The Times (London) in 1898.

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Style and Artifice in "Nausicaa" by Jeff Howard


This exhibt analyzes Joyce's parody of sentimental literature, particularly Maria S. Cumming's 1854 novel The Lamplighter, and beauty advertisements in the "Nausicaa" chapter of Ulysses.

The Progression of an Artist as a Young Man: The Musicality of "Sirens"

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Over the span of the seven years it took Joyce to write Ulysses, he notably grew as an artist. Joyce found inspiration in the arts, via paintings, poetry, classical music, and other pop cultural influences of the time. 

This exhibit details a few of the influences that shaped Joyce's own understanding of his writing. Specifically, this exhibit focuses on the influences that inspired Joyce to modify "Sirens" from a difficult narrative cacophony to a conglomeration of words read to be experienced as music.