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Title: Destabilising narratives: Characterising, plotting, and trusting in Ford Madox Ford's fiction
Author: Hawkes, Robert Bramwell
Awarding Body: York university
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2008
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This study examines the fiction of Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) in relation fundamental structures and forces which shape narratives. It contends that Ford's novels contain, and attempt to contain, 'destabilising narratives' which frustrate, whilst simultaneously activating, the reader's desire for narrative coherence. The major contention of this study is that by reading Ford's novels as 'destabilising narratives' we stand to gain in our understanding both of Ford's writing and of narrative itself: the ways in which narratives function, the needs and desires they fulfil, and how they work on us as readers.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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