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Episode 16

Cripping Ulysses

Sinéad Burke
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A headshot of Sinéad Burke, a white, visibly Disabled woman with shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a black blazer and a gold necklace.

Joyce is often considered as having a ‘disability consciousness’, and that his experience of living with glaucoma, a condition that is almost universally misunderstood, provided him with an empathy to understand and react to the injustices of living with a disability. But Ulysses often speaks to and about disability in monologue or uses it as a metaphor to speak to political capacity or mobility. It is a device, rather than a protagonist.

Cripping Ulysses is a three-part podcast series that transports us to the heart of Eumaeus, where the central tenet is the friction between how we define ourselves, and how others see us. Taking Joyce’s disability consciousness, this podcast response speaks to people whose lived experiences transcend the intersections of identity. We create space for them to tell us who they are, in their own words.

“Cripping Ulysses presents a narrative arc of pride, community and agency. It amplifies the voices and experiences that are often unrepresented, unheard or unreached. I feel very proud to be part of Ulysses 2.2, to be tilting the lens on a part of the canon wherein identity and disability are embedded.” - Sinéad Burke


A headshot of Sinéad Burke, a white, visibly Disabled woman with shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a black blazer and a gold necklace. Next to this is a headshot of Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh, a visibly Disabled Traveller woman who is smiling and has dark hair, glasses and hoop earrings.

How do we define ourselves? How do others define us?

Join Sinéad Burke and Dr Rosaleen McDonagh on Friday 2 December at 6:30pm in the Old Physics Theatre at MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland for a live recording of the first podcast in the Cripping Ulysses series, re-framing identity through agency and pride.

Admission to the live event is free and access is via a MoLI First Fridays general admission ticket. All events are limited capacity at First Fridays and filled on a first come, first served basis - a ticket does not guarantee entry. The live event models best practices in accessibility.

Please let us know in advance if you require step-free access to the building by emailing [email protected]

The event will also be live-streamed, captioned and ISL interpreted.

ACCESS INFORMATION

  • The museum and exhibition galleries are accessible by lift on all floors, including the room the live podcast recording will take place in.
  • There are three toilets in MoLI: a men’s toilet, a women’s toilet, and a wheelchair accessible toilet with a baby changing facility in it, which can also be used by trans and non-binary people. All of the toilets are in the same area on the ground floor.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.
  • Audio levels from particular displays may be high.
  • The Saloon, directly adjacent to the Old Physics Theatre where the event will take place, will be a designated quiet space throughout the event.
  • There are 9 steps leading up to the main entrance of the building and 25 steps leading from the ground floor to the Old Physics Theatre where the event will take place.

Getting there

On foot

MoLI is on the south side of St Stephen’s Green, and for those who are average height, it is approximately 3 minutes walk from Grafton Street and approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Merrion Square, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Museum, Dáil Éireann, Trinity College and many other city centre landmarks.

By Luas (tram)

MoLI is located about 2 minutes’ walk from the St Stephen’s Green Luas stop, on the south side of the Green (away from Grafton Street).

By Bus

MoLI is near many central bus routes, including 7, 11, 15, 16, 39A, 44, 46A, 140, 145 and 155.


By Bicycle

There are two DublinBikes stations right across the street from MoLI and on-street bicycle parking nearby.

Parking

The best options for parking nearby are the St Stephen's Green Carpark, and on street parking around Merrion Square and the National Concert Hall. It is also possible to pull in outside the museum entrance for a direct drop-off if needed.

Events

Podcast
2 December 2022
Old Physics Theatre, MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland

On the eve of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, join Sinéad Burke and Dr Rosaleen McDonagh at 6:30pm in the Old Physics Theatre at MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland) for a live recording of the first podcast in the Cripping Ulysses series.

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