Mobile Notes

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034980
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038520 | DOI:
Mobile Notes

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The footnote, once considered the treasure of a special artistic talent—the inscription on the pedestal of a monument—has sunk in reputation to a bauble dropped to the bottom of a scholar's page or tossed onto a heap at the back of a book. And yet a note, whether an expository addendum to a text, an annotation, or a reference, exhibits an intriguingly complex set of possible relationships with the text to which it refers. When the work in question is Ulysses and the medium is digital, a rethinking of the entire question of notes and annotations becomes possible, even necessary.

Keywords: annotation; footnote; digital medium; Ulysses; print publication; Molly Bloom

Chapter.  6181 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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