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Ulysses (1922; 1984 [rev. 1986]; 2017)

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James Joyce's Ulysses entered the public domain on 1 January 2012. This repository makes available the reading text of the novel from Ulysses: A Critical and Synoptic Edition (1984 [rev. 1986]) prepared by Hans Walter Gabler with Wolfhard Steppe and Claus Melchior. In the spring and summer of 2016, Gabler used TUSTEP to encode plain-text versions of the eighteen episodes in a light TEI-compliant markup. The results are now made available for XML manipulation and enrichment.

The edited shape of the reading text as constituted by the Critical and Synoptic Edition continues to be controlled by the copyright © 1984 Hans Walter Gabler. The reference basis is a line numbering per episode, and referencing is consequently by episode.line numbers (not by pagination or page.line numbers). The reading text’s line-fall should therefore be preserved across GitHub pushes.

The enriched corpus of episode files and metadata will, following an original suggestion by Gábor Mihály Tóth, be made available through the University of Oxford Text Archive and will also be selectively ‘pushed’ into the TEI encoding of Ulysses: A Digital Critical and Synoptic Edition.

Testing Prototype

A simple, proof-of-concept XSL transformation of the TEI may be found here. At the moment, the only semantic markup rendered here is dialogue attribution. The prototype is not meant as a complete representation of the TEI text.

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James Joyce's novel Ulysses in TEI XML. Work-in-progress.

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