Archive, Empathy, Memory: The Resurrection of Joyce Reason This paper uses the prism of archival, ancestral research to consider the nature of our relationship to the lives of the … Continue reading
Born in 1894 she was a writer, an evangelist, a bluestocking, a spinster, a crank, and a missionary.
I began seriously attempting to construct and make sense of the archive of her life in around 2012, since when I have been talking walks, writing stories, looking at photographs and considering the difficulty of ‘knowing’ somebody that you have never met.
My research into Joyce – and through Joyce into the ethical, methodological and archival questions of knowing the life of an Other – has been presented in various conferences and as a forthcoming article in the journal Memory Connection.
It has also been not published in the form of an unpublished novel.
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