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Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Robert Hemmings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores Siegfried Sassoon’s writing of the twenties, thirties and forties, demonstrating the connections between trauma and nostalgia in a culture saturated with the anxieties of war. ... More


Rivers, Myers and the Culture of War Neuroses

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a historical outline of trauma as it was understood during the First World War, the interwar years, and the Second World War, and studies the cultural context of war neuroses in ... More


Regenerating the past:: fact and fiction in the Regeneration trilogy

Natasha Alden

in Reading behind the lines: Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088933
eISBN:
9781781706367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Explores Pat Barker’s extensive research into the years 1917-1918, and the lives of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and W H R Rivers, in the ‘Regeneration trilogy’. This chapter looks at Barker’s ... More


The Trauma of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how metrical poetry was used as an allegory for order, and examines in particular the metrical cultures of the Craiglockhart War Hospital. Reading early psychological and ... More


Psychoanalysis and Disintegration: W. H. R. Rivers’s Endangered Self and Sigmund Freud’s Death Drive

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In the context of theories of physiological integration, the later theory of the drives fits astonishingly well. Psychoanalysts were well aware of the wartime return of the problems of integration ... More


Henry Head’s Wince

Tiffany Watt Smith

in On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter Three investigates the neurologist Henry Head’s flinches and winces in his experiment with W. H. Rivers, in which Head severed the radial nerve of his left arm and charted the slow and ... More


The Visible and the Invisible: The Rise and Operationalization of Case Studies, 1915−1919

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyzes the “case study” during and after WWI as a narrative, analytical, administrative, and hermeneutic device crucial to the narrativization of war neuroses, neurological damage, and ... More


Representing Shell Shock: A Return to Ford and Rebecca West

Charlotte Jones

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Ford’s Parade’s End in comparison to Rebecca’s West’s earlier novella, The Return of the Soldier, exploring the different ways in which their respective protagonists ‘work ... More


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