Dr James Fraser

English

Lecturer

Iontas
Iontas Building

Biography

After completing my PhD with Professor Derek Attridge at the University of York in 2014, I have lectured at Cambridge, UEA, Exeter, and NUI Maynooth.

I have published primarily on the work of James Joyce and am currently working on the relationship between the bicycle and various forms of cultural production.

Research Interests

I am currently working on the connections between the bicycle and culture, in particular modernist art and literature. This includes within it attention to gender, race, class, conceptions of the human, the nature of technological modernity, and the status of the artwork.

I am interested in the work of Irish modernist James Joyce and have published widely on his work. Particularly, in the political and philosophical implications of his conception of the self in the world.

I am also interested in generic distinctions related to fiction and non-fiction and the force that naming has on our capacity to carry out certain textual readings.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Joyce and Betrayal.
James Alexander Fraser (2016) Joyce and Betrayal. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Writing Journalism, Writing Betrayal: The Formation of a Journalistic Voice'
James Alexander Fraser (2018) 'Writing Journalism, Writing Betrayal: The Formation of a Journalistic Voice' In: Joyce’s Non-Fiction Writings: ‘Outside his Jurisfiction’. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2018 '“Introduction“'
James Alexander Fraser and Katherine Ebury (2018) '“Introduction“' In: James Alexander Fraser and Katherine Ebury (eds). Joyce’s Non-Fiction Writings: ‘Outside his Jurisfiction’. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2018 Joyce’s Non-Fiction Writings: ‘Outside his Jurisfiction’
James Alexander Fraser and Katherine Ebury (Ed.). (2018) Joyce’s Non-Fiction Writings: ‘Outside his Jurisfiction’ London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Loyalty and Betrayal in Joyce’s _Exiles'
James Alexander Fraser (2019) 'Loyalty and Betrayal in Joyce’s _Exiles'. Social Research, [Details]

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of East Anglia Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellow 01-SEP-15 / 30-JUN-16
University of Cambridge Faculty Lecturer in English 01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-15
University of Exeter Lecturer in English Literature 01-SEP-16 / 31-AUG-18

Outreach Activities

  Description

Publication of “long-read” on Bicycles and Culture on RTE’s “Brainstorm” page. Link

Delivered a lecture at the School, which brings together academics with students and lay readers.

Delivering lecture at the school, which brings together academics with an international array of students and lay readers. Link

Interview of RTE1’s “Arena” on the role of the bicycle in literature and art.

Reviews

  Journal Role
Modernism/Modernity Editor

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie predominantly in modern and contemporary literature and culture, but I have taught across the range of literatures in English, from Beowulf to Sebastian Barry.