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Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms

This article has been published on US Studies Online It is the winner of the 2018 British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Postgraduate Essay Prize. In lieu of an abstract, an extract from the piece can be read below: Since his first works came to critical attention, Ernest Hemingway has occupied a space in the… Continue reading Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms

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The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas, The Magic Flute and Salome

This article has been published in issue 8.1 of Studies in Comics, which is available HERE. ABSTRACT: The term ‘musicalization’ comes from Werner Wolf’s study of intermediality between music and fiction, The Musicalization of Fiction (1999), which proposes the musicalized text as one that has an intentional and sustained connection to music and musical form that moves beyond… Continue reading The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas, The Magic Flute and Salome

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The Greening of Postmodern Discourse in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Graham Swift’s Waterland

Originally published in Margaret Atwood Studies, vol 10 (December, 2016). ABSTRACT: In this article, I argue that the groundlessness associated with postmodernism is not as entrenched within its discourse as it may appear. Graham Swift’s Waterland (1992) and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake (2003), while conforming to many of the aesthetic values of postmodernism, share an… Continue reading The Greening of Postmodern Discourse in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Graham Swift’s Waterland

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‘Man is the Measure’: The Individual and the Tribe in Modernist Representations of the Primitive

Published in Postgraduate English, vol. 32 (March, 2016) ABSTRACT This interdisciplinary study investigates the tensions inherent within the ‘anti-modern’ element of early modernism and its relationship to Victorian and fin de siècle narratives of modernity. Using Sigmund Freud’s Totem and Taboo (1913), this essay examines how the primitive is represented in E.M. Forster’s short story ‘The Machine… Continue reading ‘Man is the Measure’: The Individual and the Tribe in Modernist Representations of the Primitive

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How E. M. Forster and Igor Stravinsky Thought about the “Primitive”

A version of this post appeared on READ, the blog from Durham University’s English department on 1st July 2016.  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, anthropological and ethnographic studies of so-called “primitive cultures” were hugely popular, and there was a surge of interest in and engagement with this emerging discourse across the arts. From Paul… Continue reading How E. M. Forster and Igor Stravinsky Thought about the “Primitive”