1st Edition

The Routledge Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford

    494 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    494 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Taking account of Ford Madox Ford’s entire literary output, this companion brings together prominent Ford specialists to offer an overview of existing Ford scholarship and to suggest new directions in Ford studies. The Routledge Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford is split into five parts, exploring the scholarly foundations of Ford Madox Ford studies, Ford's literary identity, Ford and place, specific case studies and themes and critical approaches. Within these five parts, the contributors cover areas relevant to Ford’s fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including reception history, life-writing, literary histories, gender and comedy. The Routledge Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford is an invaluable resource for students and scholars in Ford Studies, in modernism, and in the literary world that Ford helped shape in the early years of the twentieth century.

    Introduction - Ford Studies in the Twenty-First Century: bibliography, criticism and the gap on the map, Sara Haslam

    Part I: 'Scholarly Foundations'

    • Ford's Letters - Sara Haslam and Max Saunders
    • Ford's Reception History - Karolyn Steffens and Joseph Wiesenfarth
    • Ford, Book History, and the Canon - Lise Jaillant

    Part II: 'Literary Identity'

    • Ford, Family, and Music - Nathan Waddell
    • Ford, Apprenticeship, and Collaboration - Gene Moore
    • Ford and Life-Writing - Jerome Boyd-Maunsell
    • Ford and the French Connection - Dominique Lemarchal
    • Ford as Poet - Ashley Chantler
    • Ford, Modernism, and Postmodernism - Isabelle Brasme
    • Ford and the First World War - Andrew Frayn

    Part III: 'Ford and place'

    • Ford's Urban Spaces - Laura Colombino
    • Ford's Rural Spaces - Paul Skinner
    • Ford's Transatlantic Visions - Meghan Marie Hammond
    • Ford's Continental Visions - Caroline Patey

    Part IV: 'Case studies'

    • Ford's 'The Good Soldier' - John Attridge
    • Ford's 'Parade's End' - Peter Clasen and Max Saunders
    • Ford's Journalism - Stephen Rogers
    • Ford's Literary Histories - Angus Wrenn
    • Ford's Cultural Criticism - Dan Moore
    • Ford as Editor - Matt Huculak

    Part V: 'Themes and Critical Approaches'

    • Ford and History - Seamus O'Malley
    • Ford's Style, Technique, and Theory - Rob Hawkes
    • Ford, Vision, and Media - Laura Colombino
    • Ford and Gender - Elizabeth Brunton
    • Ford and Comedy - Paul Skinner
    • Editing Ford - Sara Haslam, Max Saunders and Paul Skinner

    Appendix of Ford's unpublished writing


    Sara Haslam is Senior Lecturer in English at The Open University, UK.

    Laura Colombino is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Genova, Italy.

    Seamus O’Malley is Assistant Professor of English at Yeshiva University, US.