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The machine in Motion: the Western Front, July 1916–November 1918

Mark Harrison

in The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575824
eISBN:
9780191595158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575824.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of the medical services in the major offensives that began in the summer of 1916 with the Battle of the Somme. It shows how arrangements for casualty disposal were ... 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


The Puzzle of Wounds: Shock and the Body at War

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/9780226556628.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 2 launches our study of the body at war—the injured soldier’s body during and after World War I, and specifically the body that, once injured, appeared to be at war with itself. The chapter ... 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


From the Panorama of Battle to the Labyrinth of Total War

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contrasting the fractured point of view of combatant writers like Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, and Ford Madox Ford to the heroic prospects projected by official War Artists like ... More


‘I hate soldiering’: Ford, May Sinclair, and War Heroism

Leslie de Bont

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/9780748694266.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the complex representations of war heroism in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End and in May Sinclair’s four war novels: Tasker Jevons: The Real Story (1916), The Tree of Heaven ... More


A Convalescent Recoils

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/9780198700937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter Four addresses Arthur Hurst’s experimental treatment of shell-shocked soldiers at Netley Hospital in Hampshire, many suffering from exaggerated or inappropriate flinch-reflexes. Shunning both ... More


Peace of Mind in Parade’s End

Gene M. Moore

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/9780748694266.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the means by which the protagonist of Parade’s End manages to preserve his sanity and peace of mind under wartime conditions. The war offers him relief from the trauma of his ... More


Medicine and the Psychological

Mathew Thomson

in Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287802
eISBN:
9780191713378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287802.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys the limited success of psychiatry in reaching beyond asylums through the development of psychological clinics and the promotion of ‘mental hygiene’ in the interwar years. It ... 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


‘Who are these?’ Nursing shell-shocked patients in Cardiff during the First World War

Anne Borsay and Sara Knight

in Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096938
eISBN:
9781781708637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter begins by considering Wilfred Owen’s powerful poem, ‘Mental Cases’. The devastation of shell-shocked men is starting to be understood but what of the women who nursed these traumatized ... More


The Shell-shock Defence

Clive Emsley

in Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, Thief: Crime and the British Armed Services since 1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199653713
eISBN:
9780191744204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653713.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

By the end of the First World War the defence that an accused was prompted to committing his crime because of shell shock was heard regularly in British courts. There are no statistics available for ... More


The First World War and the transformation of neurology

Stephen T. Casper

in The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

World War I marked a moment of social transformation in British medical culture and was thus an extraordinary period of change for clinical neurology in Britain. Before the war the British medical ... More


The Rememoration of Some Do Not . . . (Parade’s End, Volume 1)

Seamus O’Malley

in Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199364237
eISBN:
9780199364251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364237.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter first argues that Some Do Not . . ., the first volume of Ford Madox Ford’s First World War tetralogy Parade’s End, appropriates the plot and themes of Rebecca West’s The Return of the ... More


War Neuroses and Prisoners of War: Wartime Nervous Breakdown and the Politics of Medical Interpretation

Yücel Yanikdağ

in Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748665785
eISBN:
9780748689262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665785.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines psychiatric discourse and practice during the war and early post-war years to argue that the doctors’ sense of nationalism and contemporary socio-medical theories determined ... More


Documenting the Real

Elizabeth Cowie

in Recording Reality, Desiring the Real

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645480
eISBN:
9781452945866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645480.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines two documentaries about war trauma—War Neuroses: Netley, 1917, Seale Hayne Military Hospital 1918 and Let There Be Light—to explore the ways in which nonfiction film, with its ... More


Post-Traumatic Stress (Disorder) in the Post-9/11 World

Lawrence Tritle

in Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force After 9/11

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177571
eISBN:
9780813177588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177571.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates the issue of landpower from a demographic perspective, exploring the realities of military manpower in a time when fewer than 1 percent of the American people serve in ... More


Returning, Remembering, and Forgetting in The Return of the Soldier

Seamus O’Malley

in Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199364237
eISBN:
9780199364251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364237.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter argues that the pastoral mode in Rebecca West’s First World War novel The Return of the Soldier stages many of the levels of the process of recording history. Due to the protagonist’s ... More


Fugues, Flights and Free Association

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter four opens with a close reading of Mrs Dalloway outlining the ‘fugal’ form of the novel. It places the novel in a matrix of medical, musical and military discourses about fugue, proposing ... More


Introduction

Dorothy Stringer

in Not Even Past: Race, Historical Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231478
eISBN:
9780823241088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231478.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book addresses images of nineteenth-century slavery in several twentieth-century, modernist novels and photographs. The texts under discussion here are not direct literary testimony to ... More


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