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Scaling War: Poetic Calibration and Mythic Measures in David Jones’s In Parenthesis

Hope Wolf

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

David Jones’s In Parenthesis (1937) communicates the excessive character of war experiences by depicting the breaking of measuring instruments. It meditates on the difficulty of conveying the impact ... More


Built Words: David Jones, Art, and Architecture

Natalie Pollard

in Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-first Century: Fugitive Pieces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852605
eISBN:
9780191887024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852605.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter 2 explores the hybrid poetry and artwork of David Jones, a figure often identified as late modernist. With close attention to the interplay of word and image in The Anathemata (1952), it ... More


The Figure and the Map: The Anathemata of David Jones

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

David Jones’s poetry is an explicitly Roman Catholic response to modernity; The Anathemata, which Jones considered his magnum opus, is his poetic map of the relation between history and eternity. ... More


‘Past the gap where we cannot see’: Still Life and the ‘Numinous’ in British Painting of the 1920s–1930s

Claudia Tobin

in Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474455138
eISBN:
9781474481212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455138.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The relationship between still life, spiritual contemplation and the ‘numinous’ comes to the foreground in the work of British painters, Winifred Nicholson, Ben Nicholson, David Jones and Ivon ... More


Paganism and Christianism: The Victorians and Their Successors

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter Four examines the way in which Old Norse myth came to be interpreted as evidence of an ancient religious system, or might be allegorized to provide evidence of “Old Thought”. The seeds of ... More


Race Women: New Negro Politics and the Flowering of Radicalism at Bennett College, 1900–1945

Jelani M. Favors

in Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648330
eISBN:
9781469648354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648330.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the fascinating history of Bennett College – one of only two single sex colleges dedicated to educating African American women. Although Bennett would not make that transition ... More


Imbalances: Mass Death and the Economy of ‘Sacrifice’ in the Great War

Vincent Sherry

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This essay engages the values, attitudes, and practices of ‘sacrifice’ in the cultural history and literary and visual representations of the Great War (discussing works by Richard Aldington, David ... More


Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the First World War

Vincent Sherry

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In representations of the First World War (1914–1918), the figure of the sacrificial offering appears and reappears to consecrate an otherwise uncertain purpose—to make holy, sacer- facere. On the ... More


The issue of land distribution: revisiting Graziers, Land Reform and Political Conflict in Ireland

David Jones

in Land questions in modern Ireland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719078804
eISBN:
9781781707944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078804.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Graziers, Land Reform and Political Conflict in Ireland provides an analysis of large grazing farmers (commonly called graziers or ranchers) in nineteenth and early twentieth century Ireland. The ... More


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