15 episodes

U22 is about readers' journeys through Ulysses, James Joyce’s modernist epic about the lives of ordinary people on a day in Dublin in 1904. The podcast anticipates and accompanies a reader-friendly edition Catherine Flynn is bringing out with Cambridge University Press for the book’s centenary in 2022. Here, she and her co-hosts Rafael Aguilar, Emily Moell, and Louie Poore talk with the contributors to the volume and with readers of Ulysses from around the world. Listen to their first impressions, later realizations, and the challenges and the pleasures they met along the way.

U22 The Centenary Ulysses Podcast Catherine Flynn

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U22 is about readers' journeys through Ulysses, James Joyce’s modernist epic about the lives of ordinary people on a day in Dublin in 1904. The podcast anticipates and accompanies a reader-friendly edition Catherine Flynn is bringing out with Cambridge University Press for the book’s centenary in 2022. Here, she and her co-hosts Rafael Aguilar, Emily Moell, and Louie Poore talk with the contributors to the volume and with readers of Ulysses from around the world. Listen to their first impressions, later realizations, and the challenges and the pleasures they met along the way.

    Episode 1: Telemachus

    Episode 1: Telemachus

    In our first episode, we talk about how Ulysses begins. We’re joined by Karen Lawrence, President of the Huntington Library, John Higgins of the University of Cape Town, and Jamie Salomon, leader of the Bloomsday Ulysses Reading Group for the Montreal Literary Festival. We hear their thoughts on everything from style to playing amateur archeologists.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 2: Nestor

    Episode 2: Nestor

    Exploring “Nestor,” the second episode of Ulysses, we think about teaching as farce and learning as historical trauma and collaboration. We listen to a conversation between students at Caffè Strada, Berkeley, and we talk with three guests: Garvan Corkery, a lawyer from Cork, Ireland; Robert Spoo, Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa; and Jeffrey Nishimura, Chair of English at Los Angeles City College. Along the way, we talk about Jewish migration to Cork and Joycean reading groups in Los Angeles.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 3: Proteus

    Episode 3: Proteus

    “Proteus,” the third episode of Ulysses, is notoriously difficult. We explore different responses to that difficulty as we talk with Ilaria Susmel, a bank clerk from Trieste, Italy, Sam Slote, a professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, and Piotr Prachnio, a literary critic from Poland. We talk about the protean obscurity as a point of identification, an occasion for exploration, and a series of beautiful and evocative sounds. We also listen to how the shifting language of the episode finds further transformation in translations into Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4: Calypso

    Episode 4: Calypso

    Enter Leopold Bloom. We talk about his odd ways and his responses to a range of concealed things in “Calypso,” from Blazes Boylan’s letter to Molly to other people’s experience. Sharing their thoughts are Margot Norris, professor emerita at UC Irvine, James Ramey, professor at UAM-Cuajimalpa, Mexico City, and Elizabeth Salerno, senior librarian at the New York Public Library. We also feature two songs on the program for Molly’s tour with Blazes, “Love’s Old Sweet Song” and “Là ci darem la mano.”

    • 53 min
    Episode 5: Lotus Eaters

    Episode 5: Lotus Eaters

    Modelled on Odysseus’s encounter with the eaters of the narcotic lotus flower, this episode explores how people lose themselves. With Maud Ellmann, professor at the University of Chicago, Ato Quayson, professor at Stanford University, and Michael Cooney, public relations officer at a plaintiff and labor law firm, we talk about whether Bloom finds himself again. We think about Ulysses as a map of the world as we range from the streets of Dublin to Accra, Ghana, and to Melbourne, Australia.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 6: Hades

    Episode 6: Hades

    In Glasnevin cemetery for the funeral of Paddy Dignam, Bloom thinks “in the midst of death, we are in life.” We think about different kinds of death and life in “Hades” with a variety of guests: doctors Kim Kwang Taik from Seoul, South Korea, and Alejandro Dagnino Veras from Lima, Peru, Barry Devine, professor at Heidelberg University, Amanda Greenwood, literary scholar and archivist, and from the 2020 UC Berkeley seminar, Dakota Brown, Dylan Duong, Jolene Gazman, and our own Max Ambrose.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

brianrodonovan ,

Ulysses 22 podcast 👍

Brilliant show ,fascinating and really adds to my enjoyment of reading the book,brings clarity to so many aspects .Thanks to all.

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