Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier


For the centenary of Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier (1915), this volume originally re-examines some well-known issues surrounding the text and its “mad about writing” author: the Conrad-Ford friendship and literary collaboration; Modernist agenda(s) and Impressionist techniques; genre innovations and philosophical questions. The dialogue between established and young Ford scholars produces a challenging kaleidoscope of insights into the work of this controversial English writer and his perennial novel.

Contributors are:
Asunción López-Varela Azcárate, Marc Ouellette, Lucie Boukalova, Allan Pero, Dean Bowers, Aimee L. Pozorski, Chris Forster, J. Fitzpatrick Smith, Edward Lobb, Timothy Sutton, Gabrielle Moyer, Joseph Wiesenfarth.
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Biographical Note

Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She works in the fields of modern literature, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy. Rossitsa is the author of the book Stories of the Unconscious: Sub-versions in Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva (Peter Lang, 2009) and the guest-editor of a special journal issue of Studies in the Literary Imagination on Julia Kristeva (2015).

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Notes on Contributors

Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis

1 The Good Soldier : Tragic, Comic, Ironic
Joseph Wiesenfarth

2 Tory-Papists and Ford’s The Good Soldier
Timothy Sutton

3 The Definition of Modernity in The Good Soldier
Edward Lobb

4 The Silences of Modernism in The Good Soldier
Dean Bowers

5 A Tale of Two Babies – One Dead, the Other Powerless to Be Born: Ambivalent Beginnings in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier
Aimee L. Pozorski

6 The Motive for Metaphor: The Words of a Sentimentalist in The Good Soldier
J. Fitzpatrick Smith

7 Rewriting Trauma: A Study of Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier as Modernist Chronicle
Asunción López-Varela Azcárate

8 “Nearly as Bright as in Provençe!”: An Episode of Dowell’s Narrative Passion
Lucie Boukalova

9 Not Just Another Perplexity
Gabrielle Moyer

10 “Like Chasing a Scrap of Paper”: Hysterical Detection in The Good Soldier
Allan Pero

11 “Of the Question of the Sex-Instinct I Know Very Little”: The Good Soldier and the Discourse of Indecency
Chris Forster

12 “A Family Romance”: Oedipal Melancholia and Masochism in The Good Soldier
Marc Ouellette



The main market for the proposed book is academic, primarily researchers, lecturers and students of English literature who are interested in the period of Modernism and especially in the work of Ford Madox Ford.

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