Following Ulysses

College Students Create Virtual Reality Game Based On James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

A group of 21 students in an English class at Boston College have developed Joycestick, a virtual reality game based on James Joyce’s Ulysses. It is believed by a few literary critics that many of the characters in the novel were not fictitious. Through them, noted Joyce critic Stuart Gilbert said, Joyce achieved a “coherent and integral interpretation of life.” Joycestick takes this “interpretation of life” to a whole new realm, giving a glimpse of how virtual reality can be used to enhance literature as well as exposing new audiences to the work of one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors. ….[READ]