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Join us for an episode by episode exploration of James Joyce's Dubliners

Dubliners by Dubliners Lochlainn Coyne & John Kilfeather

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Join us for an episode by episode exploration of James Joyce's Dubliners

    16 - The Dead (Part 2)

    16 - The Dead (Part 2)

    Episode Sixteen - In this Part 2 of our discussion of the Dead, we see Gabriel’s mood improve as he slips into familiar roles. Will this improvement last the course of the evening? And will a journey westward release Gabriel from his paralysis?
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    The Dead
    Intro Music:
    Galway Session

    • 54 min
    15 - The Dead (Part 1)

    15 - The Dead (Part 1)

    Episode Fifteen - The Dead is more of a Novella than a short story so we've decided to take two episodes to discuss it. In Part 1 Gabriel goes to the party, but he doesn't have a very good time. Is he a West Briton out of place in Ireland, or is it something else? And what does his behaviour say about his marriage to Greta?
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    The Dead
    Intro Music:
    Galway Session

    • 47 min
    14 - Grace

    14 - Grace

    Episode Fourteen - Grace is three act story closely paralleling Dante’s Divine Comedy and follows Mr. Kernan’s physical and spiritual journey from the filth and ooze of the lavatory floor to the Jesuit Church on Gardiner Street. But what kind of “Grace” will Mr. Kernan earn?
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    Grace
    Intro Music:
    Galway Session

    • 1 hr 3 min
    13 - A Mother

    13 - A Mother

    Episode Thirteen - A Mother gives us Dubliners' third female protagonist in Mrs. Kearney. Caught up in the national cultural movements of the time, she helps organize a concert in which her daughter will sing. When things don't go her way, we see tensions rise between her and "the committee", each claiming the other is in the wrong. Whose side are you on?
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    A Mother
    Intro Music:
    Galway Session
    Critical Essays referenced:
    "O, She's a Nice Lady!": A Rereading of "A Mother"
    Robert Emmet’s Rising of 1803 and the Bold Mrs. Kearney

    • 50 min
    12 - Ivy Day in the Committee Room

    12 - Ivy Day in the Committee Room

    Episode Twelve - Ivy Day in the Committee Room is Joyce's story on the state of politics in Ireland. On the anniversary of the death of Charles Stewart Parnell, canvassers in a Dublin by-election take shelter from the rain inside a committee room. Between many comings and goings they discuss politics, children, and how to open a bottle when you don't have a corkscrew. Their answers to those questions reveal more about society than they realise.
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    Ivy Day in the Committee Room
    Intro Music:
    Galway Session

    • 1 hr 11 min
    11 - A Painful Case

    11 - A Painful Case

    Episode Eleven - A Painful Case brings us through the life of one of the few Dubliners’ characters who seems to see the city in the same way Joyce does. All of this is thrown into sharp relief when Mr. Duffy meets Mrs. Sinico. Will this relationship offer redemption for Mr Duffy and who is the subject of this painful case?
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    A Painful Case
    Intro Music:
    Galway Session

    • 55 min

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