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Lord Jim: Authorial Narrative as Diverse, Edited Personal Narration

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter contends that generalizations about the thematic import of Lord Jim are often based on insufficient consideration of the intrinsic variation of its narrative method. This tendency is ... More


Narrative and History: Tales of Unrest to Lord Jim

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores Conrad's literary style in the early years of his career, detailing how Conrad balanced his Polish literary and philosophical heritage with his new British cultural environment. ... More


The Solidarity of the Craft and the Fellowship of Illusion: Lord Jim

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

To Joseph Conrad, the great moral imperatives are those which are conceived to sustain a solidarity maintained only fitfully, or which, the nightmare runs, may be only illusory. In his own ... More


Why Bergson Laughs

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines the tragedy and comedy on the part of Joseph Conrad's work of fiction Lord Jim where the protagonist jumped from his ship in panic after it hits an unknown object in the water. ... More


“Show[ing] Himself as a Man”: Constructions of Manhood in Conrad's Imperial Theater

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031613
eISBN:
9780813038926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the relevance of a negotiation to long-standing critical debates about Conrad's relationship to European imperialism. Conrad's work tends to focus on isolated male characters. ... More


Waterways of the Earth

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Perhaps the reason Conrad's Heart of Darkness remains provocative for us is because we are still contained within its horizon. The chapter unlocks this question by considering Conrad in relation to ... More


“Looking at Another Man's Work”: Theaters of Masculinity in Conrad's Lord Jim

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031613
eISBN:
9780813038926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Conrad's Lord Jim, which is read as a competitive theater of manhood in which Jim and Marlow keep staging their masculinity to each other. In this novel, masculinity arises out ... More


Modernism

James Chandler

in An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers examples of high modernist fiction. It discusses James Joyce's engagement with the products and activities of sentimental culture as these reach back to the Georgian period, ... More


Crowds

Douglas Kerr

in Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the ways in which the East has been imagined in the figure of the crowd, by Western observers whose own difference literally singles them out. It focuses on the figure of ... More


Language and the Subject: Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, and Victory

Yael Levin

in Joseph Conrad: Slow Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198864370
eISBN:
9780191896538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864370.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter focuses on Conrad’s scenes of suspension as sites for an investigation of language and its role in the creation of the modernist subject. Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, and Victory are read ... More


“To Make You See”? Marlow and the Anti-Ocular Turn: Lord Jim

Yael Levin

in Joseph Conrad: Slow Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198864370
eISBN:
9780191896538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864370.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter utilizes sight as a gauge with which to trace the transition from a philosophy of Being to a philosophy of Becoming. The cultural expressions of the anti-ocular turn observed in the ... More


Courage and Clara Bow

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores both Fleming’s Hollywood success and the complexities of his social life, before going on to examine Fleming’s role in early moviemaking. Sragow analyzes the hit film Code of ... More


Working with Writers: II

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks continues to describe his working relationships with writers such as Jules Furthman, as well as the process of writing of films. Here Hawks discusses his distaste for flashbacks and his desire ... More


Finding Courage

Paul Woodruff

in The Garden of Leaders: Revolutionizing Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190883645
eISBN:
9780190883676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883645.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Courage appears to be the ability not to be deterred by fear or danger from doing what you ought to do, but this definition leaves many questions unanswered. No one at the human level has perfect ... More


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