John Attridge

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer in English in the School of the Arts and Media. Most of my research deals with modernist fiction; particular focuses include modernist conceptions of authorship, the relationship between literature and specialization, technological media and the cultural history of trust. My articles have appeared in journals such as ELH, Modernism/modernityNOVEL and Modern Fiction Studies, as well as in several edited collections. I am co-editor of the collection Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art (Bloomsbury, 2019).

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Book Chapters
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Attridge J, 2019, 'An Introduction to Modernist Work', in Attridge J; Rydstrand H (ed.), Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art, Bloomsbury, pp. 1 - 17, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/modernist-work-9781501344022/
2019
Attridge J, 2019, 'An Introduction to Modernist Work', in Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art, pp. 1 - 17,
2019
Attridge J, 2018, 'Ford's The Good Soldier', in Haslam S; Colombino L; O’Malley S (ed.), The Routledge Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford, Routledge, Abingdon, https://primoa.library.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/238ui7/UNSW_ALMA51248005130001731
2018
Attridge J, 2016, 'The Milieu is the Message: Henry James and Mediation', in Pryor S; Trotter D (ed.), Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies, Open Humanities Press, London, pp. 67 - 84, http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/writing-medium-machine/
2016
Attridge J, 2016, 'Conrad, G.E. Moore and Idealism', in Hampson R; Baxter KI (ed.), Conrad and Language, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 44 - 63, https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-conrad-and-language-hb.html
2016
Attridge J, 2015, 'Mind, body and embarrassment in Henry James's The Awkward Age', in Taylor J (ed.), Modernism and Affect: Feeling in Modern Literature and Culture, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 20 - 38, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/modernism-and-affect-9780748693252
2015
Attridge J, 2015, 'Ford and Conrad', in Hawkes R; Chantler A (ed.), An Introduction to Ford Madox Ford, edn. Original, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 23 - 36, https://www.routledge.com/products/9781472469083
2015
Attridge J, 2014, 'Mythomaniac modernism: lying and bullshit in Flann O'Brien', in McDonald R; Murphet J (ed.), Strange Enlightenments: Flann O'Brien and Modernism, Bloomsbury, New York, pp. 27 - 40, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/flann-obrien-modernism-9781623568757/
2014
Attridge J, 2014, ''A taboo on the mention of taboo': Englishness and taciturnity in Parade's End and André Maurois' Les Silences du colonel Bramble', in Hawkes R; Chantler A (ed.), Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End: The First World War, Culture, and Modernity, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 23 - 37, http://rodopi.nl/ntalpha.asp?BookId=IFMFS+13&type=coming&letter=G
2014
Attridge J, 2013, 'Episodic trust: self, society and sociology in A la recherche du temps perdu', in Attridge J; Rosenquist R (ed.), Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, edn. 2013, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 199 - 214
2013
Attridge J, 2013, 'Eclecticism and its discontents: Les Ecrits nouveaux (1917-22) and La Revue européenne (1923-31)', in Brooker P; Bru S; Thacker A; Weikop C (ed.), The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume III: Europe 1880 - 1940, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 203 - 218
2013
Attridge J, 2013, 'Introduction: Literature, trust and deception', in Attridge J; Rosenquist R (ed.), Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, edn. 2013, Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 1 - 20
2013
Attridge J, 2010, 'Liberalism and Modernism in the Edwardian Era: New Liberals at Ford's English Review', in Harding J (ed.), Ford Madox Ford, Modernist Magazines and Editing, edn. Original, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 169 - 184
2010
Attridge J, 2010, 'Murray Bail', in Shaffer BW (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, edn. Original, Wiley-Blackwell, UK
2010
Attridge J, 2008, ''We Will Listen to None but Specialists': Ford, the rise of specialization, and the English Review', in Gasiorek A; Moore D (ed.), Ford Madox Ford. Literary Networks and Cultural Transformations, edn. Original, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 29 - 42
2008
Attridge J, 2005, ''I Don't Read Novels ... I Know What's in ‘em': Impersonality, Impressionism and Responsibility in Parade’s End', in Reynier C; Ganteau J-M (ed.), Impersonality and Emotion in Twentieth-Century British Literature, edn. Original, Montpellier, France
2005
Edited Books
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Attridge J; Rydstrand H, (ed.), 2019, Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art, Bloomsbury, New York, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/modernist-work-9781501344022/
2019
Attridge J; Rydstrand H, (eds.), 2019, Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art, Bloomsbury, New York,
2019
Attridge J; Rosenquist R, (ed.), 2013, Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, Ashgate, Farnham
2013
Attridge J; Rosenquist R, (eds.), 2013, Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, Ashgate, Farnham
2013
Journal articles
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Attridge J, 2020, 'Live for Me: Vicarious Experience and Aesthetic Education in The Ambassadors and Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship', Novel: A Forum on Fiction, vol. 53, pp. 37 - 56, https://read.dukeupress.edu/novel/article-abstract/53/1/37/165128/Live-for-Me-Vicarious-Experience-and-Aesthetic?redirectedFrom=fulltext
2020
Attridge J, 2019, '"la vaste rumeur d'autrefois": noise, memory, and mediation in A la recherche du temps perdu', Modernism/modernity, vol. 26, pp. 617 - 637, https://modernismmodernity.org/articles/la-vaste-rumeur-d%E2%80%99autrefois
2019
Attridge J, 2018, 'The Crisis of Liberalism: Contracts and Promises in Joyce's Political Journalism and Dubliners', Occasion, vol. 11, http://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion/crisis-liberalism-contracts-and-promises-joyces-political-journalism-and-dubliners
2018
Attridge J, 2017, 'Houellebecq's Occidentalism', Australian Humanities Review, pp. 65 - 78, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2017/12/04/houellebecqs-occidentalism/
2017
Attridge J, 2014, 'Nonsense, ordinary language philosophy and Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman', Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 60, pp. 298 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2014.0028
2014
Attridge J, 2013, 'Two types of secret agency: Conrad, causation and popular spy fiction', Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol. 55, pp. 125 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.7560/TSLL55201
2013
Attridge J, 2012, 'Review essay: The Saddest Tory (review of Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End)', Modernism-Modernity, vol. 19, pp. 799 - 803, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/modernism-modernity/v019/19.4.attridge.html
2012
Attridge J, 2011, ''Human expertness': Professionalism, Training, and the Prefaces to the New York Edition', Henry James Review, vol. 32, pp. 29 - 44, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/henry_james_review/v032/32.1.attridge.html
2011
Attridge J, 2011, 'The Lesson of the Master: Learning and Cognition in What Maisie Knew', Sydney Studies in English, vol. 37, pp. 22 - 43, http://escholarship.usyd.edu.au/journals/index.php/SSE/issue/current
2011
Attridge J, 2010, '"The Yellow-Dog Thing": Joseph Conrad, Verisimilitude, and Professionalism', ELH - English Literary History, vol. 77, pp. 267 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/elh.0.0081
2010
Attridge J, 2008, 'Steadily and Whole: Ford Madox Ford and Modernist Sociology', Modernism-Modernity, vol. 15, pp. 297 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mod.2008.0029
2008
Attridge J, 2004, 'Detourism: Murray Bail's Photographic Fiction', Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 39, pp. 69 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021989404047047
2004
Media
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Attridge J, 2018, How a US judge decided ‘artistic expression’ was a legitimate defence of discrimination, https://www.crikey.com.au/2018/03/06/us-judge-decided-artistic-expression-was-a-defence-of-homophobia/
2018
Attridge J, 2018, How Conrad’s imperial horror story Heart of Darkness resonates with our globalised times, https://theconversation.com/how-conrads-imperial-horror-story-heart-of-darkness-resonates-with-our-globalised-times-94723
2018