Guidelines for Contributions to the Mapping Dubliners Project Guest Blog

Project Description:

The Mapping Dubliners Project is a digital project featuring two interactive maps of all the locations and routes mentioned in James Joyce’s Dubliners. It began in 2010 as a Google map and was integrated into the project’s full version which was launched in 2012. In addition to the Google map, a second map was created with Google Earth. The Earth version enables story-centric view-and-hide capabilities as well as dynamic interactivity. The Google map is available online, and the Google Earth map is downloadable on the Google Earth version page. The blog is updated weekly with a new critical annotation of one of the places from the map, including its possible literary interpretations, historical info, and images. Blog contributions meeting the following guidelines are welcome from scholars, students, and Joyce enthusiasts and will be posted in the Blogs section of the project with an editor’s note.


Contributors may submit a photo essay or a critical annotation.

Photo essays should include at least five and up to fifteen original photos and/or properly attributed photos used with permission from their authors. Each photo should be captioned with a description of what it illustrates and may also include critical or interpretive statements regarding the location’s use by Joyce in Dubliners.

Critical annotations should be 500-1200 words and should include any combination of the following: historical information or insight; interpretations of the significance of the place reference in its literary context; a contemporary description of the place and its role in present-day Dublin culture. Critical annotations should also include at least one image, used with permission and properly attributed to its source or author.


Regardless of the approach, each submission must focus on only one place on the Dubliners map. For example, a photo essay may include aerial, exterior, and interior views of the Gresham Hotel. A critical annotation of Westland Row station might mention Monkstown or nearby Trinity College, but it should focus mainly on the station and how it functions in the context of the story in which it appears or how it appears and what function it serves today. Any place on the map is open for annotation.

While contributors are welcome to comment on a place’s additional appearances in other Joyce texts (Portrait, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, etc) they should focus primarily on its use as a reference in Dubliners, and especially in the specific story in which it appears.

Submission Protocol and References:

To submit, send a complete draft (including images) to If accepted, contributors will be assigned a profile and allowed contributor access to the site where they may format and post their entries pending publication confirmation by the site administrator.

For consistency, unless otherwise noted in the submission, the following editions should be used when citing Joyce’s texts:

Critical Writings, ed. Ellsworth Mason and Richard Ellmann. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1989.

Dubliners, ed. Robert Scholes in consultation with Richard Ellmann. New York: Viking Press, 1967.

Finnegans Wake. New York: Penguin, 1976, 1999.

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man. New York: Viking, 1964.

Stephen Hero. New York: New Directions, 1963.

Ulysses. ed. Hans Walter Gabler. New York: Vintage, 1986.