Dedalus foundation dissertation fellowship

An artist's country/nationality is determined by either the country of the artist's birth or death. Picasso, for example, will be found by searching either Spain (birthplace) or France (country of death). Present day country names are used. Thus, an artist who was born or died in Flanders will be found by a search for Belgium. An artist who was born or died in Sienna or Florence will be found by searching Italy.

These final lines of the novel proclaim Stephen's aim to be an artist for the rest of his life. The phrase "the smithy of my soul" indicates that he strives to be an artist whose individual consciousness is the foundation for all of his work. The reference to "the uncreated conscience of my race" implies that he strives to be an artist who uses his individual voice to create a voice and conscience for the community into which he has been born. The final diary entry, with its references to "old father" and "old artificer," reinforces Stephen's twofold mission. He invokes his "old father"—which can be read as either Simon Dedalus or Ireland itself—to acknowledge his debt to his past. He invokes the "old artificer"—his namesake, Daedalus, the master craftsman from ancient mythology—to emphasize his role as an artist. It is through his art that Stephen will use his individuality to create a conscience for his community.

Dedalus foundation dissertation fellowship

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