J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions

J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions

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J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions by J. Baxter

Providing an extensive reassessment of dominant and recurring themes in Ballard's writing, including historical violence, pornography, post 9/11 politics, and urban space, this book also engages with Ballard's 'late' modernism; his experimentation with style and form; and his sustained interests in psychology and psychopathology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349325955
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

ALISTAIR CORMACK Head of English, Gresham's, Norfolk, UK SEBASTIAN GROES Lecturer in English Literature, Roehampton University, UK JEN HUI BON HOA Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, USA JACOB HUNTLEY Tutor in Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, UK DAVID JAMES Lecturer in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature, University of Nottingham, UK ROGER LUCKHURST Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK DAN O'HARA Lecturer in English and American Literature, University of Cologne, Germany DAVID PADDY Professor of English Language and Literature, Whittier College, USA SIMON SELLARS Researcher in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia EMMA WHITING Independent Scholar, UK JOHN CARTER WOOD Researcher at the Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: J.Baxter & R.Wymer PART I: 'FICTIONS OF EVERY KIND': FORM AND NARRATIVE Ballard's Story of O: 'The Voices of Time' and the Quest for (Non)Identity; R.Wymer Ballard/Atrocity/Conner/Exhibition/Assemblage; R.Luckhurst Uncanny Forms: Reading Ballard's 'Non-Fiction'; J.Baxter PART II: ' THE ANGLE BETWEEN TWO WALLS': SEX, GEOMETRY AND THE BODY Pornographic Geometries: The Spectacle as Pathology and as Therapy in The Atrocity Exhibition; J.H.Bon Hua Disaffection and Abjection in J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition and Crash; E.Whiting Chapter Six: Reading Posture and Gesture in Ballard's Novels; D.O'Hara PART III: 'BABYLON REVISITED': BALLARD'S LONDONS The Texture of Modernity in J. G. Ballard's Crash, Concrete Island and High-Rise; S.Groes J. G. Ballard and William Blake: Historicizing the Reprobate Imagination; A.Cormack Late Ballard; D.James PART IV: 'THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL': PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOPATHOLOGY Empires of the Mind: Autobiography and Anti-imperialism in the Work of J.G. Ballard; I.Paddy 'Going mad is their only way of staying sane': The Civilized Violence of J. G. Ballard; J.Carter Wood The Madness of Crowds: Ballard's Experimental Communities; J.Huntley 'Uncentred Lives': Micronationalism in the Work of J. G. Ballard; S.Sellars Index

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