• Katherine Ebury
  • James Alexander Fraser


This chapter offers a brief history of Joyce’s non-fiction writings—the periods, places, and occasions of their production and dissemination—before offering a critical history of their use in Joyce studies to date. Through this history, this chapter sketches an outline of the critical and theoretical questions the rest of the collection addresses in detail, while suggesting a range of possibilities and problems for any future use of the term “non-fiction.” Fictionality and non-fictionality are shown to be unstable, ideological impositions that this volume seeks to resist.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine Ebury
    • 1
  • James Alexander Fraser
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of ExeterExeterUK

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