Ford Madox Ford's Modernity

Ford Madox Ford's Modernity

by Brill
     
 

ISBN-10: 9042011874

ISBN-13: 9789042011878

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Ford Madox Ford's Modernity explores the relation between modern writing and modern experience. It examines how his prose registers the impact on society and the arts of new technologies, such as railways and telephones. It demonstrates how Ford’s writing reflects, and elaborates, new conceptions of subjectivity, gender, nation and empire. And it

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Ford Madox Ford's Modernity explores the relation between modern writing and modern experience. It examines how his prose registers the impact on society and the arts of new technologies, such as railways and telephones. It demonstrates how Ford’s writing reflects, and elaborates, new conceptions of subjectivity, gender, nation and empire. And it establishes his contribution to the growing sense of crisis in the fields of history, epistemology, and representation. It includes essays by twenty leading Ford scholars on a wide range of his fiction and criticism, giving particular attention to The Good Soldier and to his responses to modern war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042011878
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
International Ford Madox Ford Studies Series
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Epigraphs
Max SAUNDERS: General Editor's Preface
Sir Frank KERMODE: Foreword
Max SAUNDERS: Introduction
I: CONDITIONS OF MODERNITY: TECHNOLOGY, GENDER, AND THE CITY
Philip HORNE: Absent-Mindedness: Ford on the Phone
Sara HASLAM: Ford's Training
Giovanni CIANCI: Three memories of a Night: Ford's Impressionism in the Great London Vortex
Robin PEEL: Ford and the Simple Life: Gender, Subjectivity and Class in a Satirized Utopia
II: THE GOOD SOLDIER: DESlRE, TEXT, AND HISTORY
Davida PINES: Irony and the Marriage Plot in The Good Soldier
Caroline PATEY: Empire, Ethnology and The Good Soldier
Sally BACHNER: 'The Seeing Eye': Detection, Perception and Erotic Knowledge in The Good Soldier
Roger POOLE: The Unknown Ford Madox Ford
Martin STANNARD: The Good Soldier: Editorial Problems
Bernard BERGONZI: Fiction and History: Rereading The Good Soldier
III: FORD, THE WAR AND THE POST-WAR: ENGLISHNESS, SOCIETY, HISTORY
Dennis BROWN: Remains of the Day: Tietjens the Englishman
Robert L. CASERIO: Ford's and Kipling's Modernist Imagination of Public Virtue
Cornelia COOK: Constructions and Reconstructions: No Enemy
IV: FORD AND MODERN WRITING: BIOGRAPHY, INTERTEXTUALITY, AND STYLE
Joseph WIESENFARTH: Ford Madox Ford, Violet Hunt, and the Battle of the Books: SexuaI/Textual Hostilities
Ros PESMAN: ‘Drawn From Life’: Stella Bowen and Ford Madox Ford
Elena LAMBERTI: Ford Madox Ford and Ernest Hemingway in the Literary Arena of Paris, 1924
W.B. HUTCHINGS: Ford and Maupassant
Vita FORTUNATI: The epistemological malaise of the narrator character in Ford, Conrad, Pirandello and Svevo
Paul SKINNER: Ford Madox Ford and the Unnoticeable Things
The Contributors
Abbreviations

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