ULYSSES

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First

Select an episode from the dropdown menu above. This will take you to the top level (published) draft of the chosen episode, our default starting point for exploration of the text. A side menu appears, highlighting the current document in the draft hierarchy. (Top and side menus scroll and collapse.)

Next

Choose any 'draft level' from the side menu that adjoins each Episode. Nested within the categories of editions, proofs, typescripts, faircopy, and protodrafts are links to all available earlier versions of an episode. Also available here is the 'isotext', our synoptic edition.

Then

Customise your view to display or hide 'Notons' and 'Footnotes' (indicated in blue and by the ยบ symbol, respectively). Click a noton to explore Joyce's use of notebook units. Hover over a footnote for details of textual variants. Notons and footnotes are 'on' by default; toggle them 'off' for a clear-reading view.

Other Options

  • Select an Episode from the 'Draft Analysis' menu for a detailed account of the compositional history of that episode.
  • Click on 'Notebooks' for transcriptions of the notebooks and notesheets, a chronology of their composition, and a list of sources.
  • Consult the 'Appendix' for four chronological lists related to Ulysses: publications, letters, addresses, and a compositional history.

Contents

  • Digital versions of the 1922 and 2017 printed editions
  • Page proofs and placards of the 1922 edition
  • Typescripts
  • Faircopy
  • Proto drafts
  • The Isotext (a synoptic edition)
  • Notons (textual elements linked to notebook entries)
  • Footnotes (details of textual variants)
  • Draft Analysis (compositional histories)
  • Notebooks (linked transcriptions)
  • Appendix (textual and biographical chronologies)
  • Updates and further acknowledgements

    We intend periodically to update the site to add new features and/or to incorporate new information (sources, scholarly attributions, revisions, corrections, etc.) as we develop them and/or as they are made known to us.

    Details

    • August 2018. In addition to implementing a number of corrections and revisions, on the suggestion of a correspondent we have added a link to further information at the head of each draft level and notebook page.
    • December 2018. For each episode of Ulysses we have added a new section detailing the differences between the 2017 and 1984 editions. We have also added, in the Editions section, a link to Ronan Crowley and Joshua Schäuble's digital edition of the right-hand pages (the synoptic text) of Hans Walter Gabler's 1984 Critical and Synoptic Edition.
    • For corrections and new information (including new sources) for notebook UN1 (NLI.3) and UN2 (VI.D.7) we would like to thank Ronan Crowley and Joshua Schäuble. We would also like to thank the correspodent mentioned above for further errata.
    • January 2019. We are including for the first time in digital format Phillip F. Herring's seminal edition of the Ulysses notesheets, as revised and re-arranged by Danis Rose. The re-arrangement consists in dividing the original sheets into numbered sectors (the equivalent of notebook pages) representing the several columns and margins that were presented spatially in Herring's 1972 edition.
    • Acting on a suggestion by Ronan Crowley we have updated all the notebook/notesheet links to include direct links (from the notons) to the relevant notebook/notesheet edition. We have also begun the task (also suggested by Ronan) of highlighting the particular phrases lifted by Joyce from his sources.

    A Chicken's Guide to Ulysses

    In 2019 we will be augmenting the Ulysses volume of the JJDA by integrating into it a guide to the narrative.