Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 1: Telemachus


The characters of Telemachus, 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 Telemachus, from our Global Ulysses Project

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Telemachus


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 Telemachus.

Time (Linati): 8am-9am
Hour (Gilbert): 8am
Scene (Gilbert): The Tower
Color (Linati): Gold/white
Color (Gilbert): White/gold
People (Linati): Telemachus, Mentor, Antinous, The Suitors, Penelope
Science/art (Linati): Theology
Art (Gilbert): Theology
Meaning (Linati): Dispossessed son in contest
Technic (Linati): Dialogue for three and four, narration, soliloquy
Technic (Gilbert): Narrative (young)
Organ (Linati): -
Organ (Gilbert): -
Symbols (Linati): Hamlet, Ireland, Stephen
Symbol (Gilbert): Heir

Episode images supplied with permission from student art projects related to Ashplant, created by artists Lydia Scott and LilyRose Weiss.


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

Andrea Moro's Ulysses Concordance for Telemachus, from the Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

1 (episode as whole) Anarchy

1.1 Anarchy

1.205 Medicine

1.207 Medicine

1.213 Medicine

1.417 Medicine

1.658 Letters and Phonemes

1.666 Humanism and Marxism

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

1 (episode as whole) Glass

1 (episode as whole) Peer and Pier

1.06 Peer and Pier

1.13 Pale

1.135 Peer and Pier

1.135 Peer and Pier

1.146 Glass

1.146 Glass

1.154 Touch

1.154 Touch

1.265 Glass

1.265 Glass

1.274 Ghost

1.468 Key and Quay

1.518 Limp

1.553 Curious

1.618 Shell

1.661 Host