Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 15: Circe


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


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Circe


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 Circe.

Time (Linati): 11pm - 12am
Hour (Gilbert): 12am
Scene (Gilbert): The Brothel
Color (Linati): Violet
Color (Gilbert): -
People (Linati): Circe, The Swine, Telemachus, Ulysses, Hermes
Science/art (Linati): Dance
Art (Gilbert): Magic
Meaning (Linati): The man-hating ogress
Technic (Linati): Exploding vision
Technic (Gilbert): Hallucination
Organ (Linati): Locomotor apparatus,skeleton
Organ (Gilbert): Locomotor apparatus
Symbols (Linati): Zoology, personification, pantheism, magic, poison, antidote, reel
Symbol (Gilbert): Whore

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

15.401 Science

15.581 Dismemberment

15.640 Dismemberment

15.656 Dismemberment

15.1074 Letters and Phonemes

15.1085 Letters and Phonemes

15.1156 Anarchy

15.1199 Anarchy

15.1513 Irish History Transformed

15.1517 Irish History Transformed

15.1544 Irish History Transformed

15.1544 Anarchy

15.1649 Medicine

15.1686 Humanism and Marxism

15.1702 Thought and Action

15.1712 Irish History Transformed

15.1736 Irish History Transformed

15.1736 Irish History Transformed

15.1737 Medicine

15.1753 Irish History Transformed

15.1762 Irish History Transformed

15.1798 Names

15.1964 Thought and Action

15.1967 Thought and Action

15.2032 Thought and Action

15.2035 Thought and Action

15.2038 Thought and Action

15.2047 Thought and Action

15.2073 Music

15.2412 Thought and Action

15.2460 Thought and Action

15.2965 Names

15.3045 Names

15.4244 Anarchy

15.4434 Anarchy

15.4437 Anarchy

15.4744 Anarchy

15.4747 Anarchy

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

15.65 Private

15.359 Touch

15.359 Touch

15.1122 Quick

15.1686 Union

15.1799 Bloom

15.1841 Shell

15.2365 Flesh

15.2431 Key and Quay

15.2489 Bloom

15.3354 Bloom

15.3762 Private

15.4012 Quick

15.4395 Union

15.4548 Ghost

15.4579 Bloom

15.4684 But(t)

15.4702 Host