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Podcast 1 : The Dead; 15 Usher's Island, Joyce's Dublin, 1904

Abstract: We start at 15 Usher’s Island, the house at the centre of the Misses Morkan’s Epiphany dinner party on January 6th 1904. Set in a Dublin of 300,000 souls, on a bitter cold night, we are looking out across the river to the west to the Phoenix Park and to the east towards the Four Courts. As the story begins, Lily, the over-worked housemaid, opens the door. What does the story tell us about Dublin in 1904? Professor Mary Daly helps us step back in time while Professor Kevin Whelan connects The Dead to Dublin’s history, geography and landscape. What do the archives hold and tell us about not just Joyce’s Dublin but also about his own life story? We visit the National Archives and the census records of 1901 with Catriona Crowe while Katherine McSharry opens the National Library collection. Architect Sean O’Laoire helps us imagine Joyce’s Dublin and shares the story of the house itself 15 Usher’s Island.

In collection Joyce's Dublin

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Type of Resource
sound recording-nonmusical
Physical description
1 sound recording (10:56)
MP3 (audio/mpeg) audio file for access derived from original WAV file.
Languages
English  
Genre
Narration Podcast
Subject
Joyce, James, 1882-1941
Dubliners -- Joyce, James, 1882-1941
The Dead -- Joyce, James, 1882-1941
Location
University College Dublin. University College Dublin. Joyce's Dublin

Record source
Metadata creation date: 2010-08-27

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Podcast 1 : The Dead; 15 Usher's Island, Joyce's Dublin, 1904 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.