Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 2: Nestor


The characters of Nestor, from our Ulysses Character Project


Walking Ulysses, from Boston College, including historical and contemporary maps of Dublin for each episode

The places (beyond Dublin) of Nestor, from our Global Ulysses Project

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Nestor


Joyce wrote two schemata of Ulysses for his friends Carlo Linati and Stuart Gilbert; they are now known as the Linati Schema and the Gilbert Schema, respectively. Each schema outlines the fundamental structure of the novel. The schemata were not intended for widespread distribution, but after they were published, they became an important part of scholars' and readers' conversations about Ulysses. The following section combines the two schemata to give a collated version for Nestor.

Time (Linati): 9am-10am
Hour (Gilbert): 10am
Scene (Gilbert): The School
Color (Linati): Brown
Color (Gilbert): Brown
People (Linati): Telemachus, Nestor, Pisistratus, Helen
Science/art (Linati): History
Art (Gilbert): History
Meaning (Linati): The Wisdom of the Ancients
Technic (Linati): Dialogue for 2, narration, soliloquy
Technic (Gilbert): Catechism (personal)
Organ (Linati): -
Organ (Gilbert): -
Symbols (Linati): Ulster, woman, practical sense
Symbol (Gilbert): Horse

Episode images supplied with permission from student art projects related to Ashplant, created by artists Lydia Scott and LilyRose Weiss.


Scans and transcriptions of the 1922 first edition (and related materials) from The Modernist Versions Project

Andrea Moro's Ulysses Concordance for Nestor, from the Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

2.50 Irish History Transformed

2.139 Thought and Action

2.141 Thought and Action

2.322 Medicine

2.332 Medicine

2.349 Humanism and Marxism

2.359 Humanism and Marxism

2.377 Native and Foreign

2.377 Irish History Transformed

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

2 (episode as whole) Union

2 (episode as whole) Peer and Pier

2 (episode as whole) Glass

2.9 Glass

2.9 Glass

2.26 Peer and Pier

2.39 Peer and Pier

2.124 Glass

2.124 Glass

2.133 Touch

2.211 Shell

2.226 Shell

2.259 Useless

2.268 Union

2.270 Union

2.296 Key and Quay

2.321 Shell