Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis


The characters of Scylla and Charybdis, 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 Scylla and Charybdis, from our Global Ulysses Project


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

Robert Craven's Ulysses Concordance for Scylla and Charybdis, from his Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Scylla and Charybdis


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 Scylla and Charybdis.

Time (Linati): 2pm - 3pm
Hour (Gilbert): 2pm
Scene (Gilbert): The Library
Color (Linati): -
Color (Gilbert): -
People (Linati): Scylla, Charybdis, Telemachus, Ulysses, Antinous
Science/art (Linati): Literature
Art (Gilbert): Literature
Meaning (Linati): The double-edge sword
Technic (Linati): Whirlpools
Technic (Gilbert): Dialectic
Organ (Linati): Brain
Organ (Gilbert): Brain
Symbols (Linati): Hamlet, Shakespeare, Christ, Socrates, London, Stratford, scholasticism, mysticism, Plato,Aristotle, youth, maturity
Symbol (Gilbert): Stratford / London

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

9.352 Thought and Action

9.377 Science

9.927 Science

9.980 Science

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

9.147 Ghost

9.298 Key and Quay

9.402 Ulysses

9.433 Touch

9.499 Quick

9.499 Quick

9.530 Touch

9.532 Key and Quay

9.560 Limp

9.615 Pale

9.615 Pale

9.778 Curious

9.778 Curious

9.794 Key and Quay

9.884 Flesh

9.891 Quick

9.985 Mary/merry/marry

9.993 Ulysses

9.1018 Ghost

9.1160 Touch