Shell Shock as a Metaphor in the Modernist Novels of Ford and Woolf | British Literature Wiki

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The goal of this paper is to explore modernist writers’ rendering of shell shocked soldiers on the basis of medical and historical accuracy, but more importantly their metaphoric role as the embodiment of key modernist concerns. More specifically, it will examine the portrayal of the characters of Septimus Warren Smith in Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, and Christopher Tietjens in Ford Madox Ford’s ‘Some Do Not’.

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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