Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 11: Sirens


The characters of Sirens, 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 Sirens, 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 Sirens, from his Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Sirens


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 Sirens.

Time (Linati): 4pm - 5pm
Hour (Gilbert): 4pm
Scene (Gilbert): The Concert Room
Color (Linati): Coral
Color (Gilbert): -
People (Linati): Leucothea, Parthenope, Ulysses, Orpheus, Menelaus, Argonauts
Science/art (Linati): Music
Art (Gilbert): Music
Meaning (Linati): The sweet deceit
Technic (Linati): Fuga per canonem
Technic (Gilbert): Fuga per canonem
Organ (Linati): Ear
Organ (Gilbert): Ear
Symbols (Linati): Promises, female, sounds, embellishments
Symbol (Gilbert): Barmaids

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

11.64 Music

11.86 Names

11.169 Names

11.173 Names

11.180 Names

11.240 Waste

11.309 Names

11.446 Science

11.457 Music

11.752 Names

11.830 Science

11.1083 Irish History Transformed

11.1083 Names

11.1101 Names

11.1187 Names

11.1284 Names

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

11.41 But(t)

11.291 Key and Quay

11.366 Bloom

11.560 Touch

11.614 Curious

11.622 Curious

11.874 Useless

11.881 Key and Quay

11.934 Shell

11.938 Shell

11.979 Vessel

11.979 Vessel

11.995 Key and Quay

11.1005 But(t)

11.1005 But(t)

11.1220 But(t)