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  • Elizabeth Kate Switaj 5:16 am on August 1, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: Proteus, , ,   

    Proteus RPG Thread 

    Sandymount Strand Dublin, low tide magic solitude

    Sandymount Strand Dublin, low tide magic solitude by Michael Foley

    In the third episode of Ulysses, we are brought into Stephen’s stream (or is it tide?) of consciousness. For this RPG, instead of focusing on what happens after what the text tells us, the goal is to focus on style. We’re going stream-of-consciousness—but not Stephen’s. Does a dog have a stream of consciousness? Does the sea? Is there someone on a boat who may be struck by Stephen’s presence as Stephen was struck by the presence of a dog? What do they think about and how do they think it, during this episode?

    Is there someone whose stream-of-consciousness may be relevant but who is not on scene?

    Let’s see how you can play with this style.

     
    • Dead Dog 5:21 am on August 6, 2013 Permalink

      Would be there was a time I could think this. Would be there was a time I could play along the beach and chase and chase and chase.

  • Elizabeth Kate Switaj 9:02 pm on July 29, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: Proteus, Sandymount Strand, , stream of consciousness,   

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    English: Sandymount Strand, Howth Head in the ...

    Sandymount Strand, Howth Head in the distance

    Opening Ulysses’ third role-play, based on the third episode of Ulysses, known as Proteus, will begin on Thursday. If you haven’t read Proteus before, this blog post will help orient you. Proteus, in Greek mythology, is a god of the sea. Stephen, during this episode, walks along the seashore (Sandymount Strand to be specific), but the basic plot of the chapter is neither the most important connection to the Greek figure, nor really the point of the episode. We get a flow of Stephen’s thoughts and memories (the loss of his mother features among them). The thoughts flow like the sea and change form, as Proteus is a shape-shifter (think protean). Stephen sees a dead dog and a live dog, as if the dog too changes form.

     

    This episode can be read online at The Literature Network, or you can read a digital facsimile of the 1922 edition at The Modernist Versions Project.

    If you’re new to reading Proteus: what puzzles you about this episode? If you’ve read it before, what do you think is the most important of Stephen’s thoughts?

     

     

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