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Woolf’s atom, Eliot’s catalyst, and Richardson’s waves of light: science and modernism in 1919
(UCL Press, 2018-10-08)
This chapter stages an argument about the importance of the ways in which three modernist writers engaged with scientific ideas and deployed explicitly scientific metaphors in the year 1919. It offers new insights into the ...
‘Immaterial Labour and the Work of Modernist Literature’,
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018-05-16)
This chapter draws on the concept of ‘immaterial labour’ to explore two key questions: ‘What is the work of literature?’ and ‘How might literary writing best be theorised as “work”?’ The activity of literary writing has ...
Work, Modernism and Thinking Through the Aesthetic
This chapter argues that, its fantastic premise notwithstanding, Kafka’s 1915 story Metamorphosis is much concerned with the banal realities of modern work, recounting both Gregor Samsa’s anxieties about his irksome job ...