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Further Reading



Starred texts may be particularly helpful.

Introductions/ Guides to the Field of Study

Ayers, David. Modernism: A Short Introduction

Bradshaw, David. A Concise Companion to Modernism

---------------------and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

Conrad, Peter. Modern Times, Modern Places

*Stevenson, Randall. Modernist Fiction

Brain McHale (ed) Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Literatures in English. 

Rainey, Lawrence. Modernism: An Anthology

Nicholls, Peter. Modernisms

*Lewis, Pericles. The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism

*Armstrong, Tim. Modernism: A Cultural History

*Levenson, Michael. The Cambridge Companion to Modernism

*Schiach, Morag (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

*Williams, Raymond. The Politics of Modernism. See in particular 'The Metropolis and the Emergence of Modernism'.

Walz, Robin. Modernism (Pearson, 2008)

Anthologies and Sourcebooks

*Kolokotroni, Vassiliki et al. (eds) Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Whitworth, Michael. Modernism (Blackwell Guides to Criticism, 2008)

*Rainey, Lawrence. Modernism: An Anthology (Blackwell)

Intellectual and Social Context

*Berman, Marshall. All that is Solid Melts into Air: the Experience of Modernity

Bloom, Clive (ed) Literature and Culture in Modern Britain, Vol.1 (1900-1929)

*Brooker, Peter. Modernism/Postmodernism. See in particular extracts by Benjamin, Berman and Williams (chapters 2, 5, 6).

Levenson, Michael. A Genealogy of Modernism

North, Michael. Reading 1922 

Potter, Rachel. Modernism and Democracy

Poplawski, Paul (ed) English Literature in Context, Ch.6

Miller, Tyrus. 'The avant-garde, bohemia and mainstream culture' in Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls (eds) The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Literature (CUP, 2004), 100-116.

Wilkinson, Sarah. 'The Concept of the State 1880-1939' in David Bradshaw (ed) A Concise Companion to Modernism, pp. 179-199.

Robert Colls and Phillip Dodd (eds.), Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880-1920 (Croom Helm, 1986)

Modernism, Edwardians, Empire

Trodd, Anthea. A Reader's Guide to Edwardian Literature

Hunter, Jefferson. Edwardian Fiction

Hynes, Samuel. The Edwardian Turn of Mind

Booth, Howard and Nigel Rigby (eds) Modernism and Empire

London, Bette. The Appropriated Voice: Narrative Authority in Conrad, Forster and Woolf

*Gasiorek, Andrzej. A History of Modernist Literature

Modernism and the Great War

Smith, Angela K. The Second Battlefield: Women, Modernism and the First World War

Fussell, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory

Hynes, Samuel. War Imagined: the First World War in English Culture

Ouditt, Sharon. Fighting Forces, Writing Women: Ideology and Identity in the First World war

Sherry, Vincent. The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War

------------------. Modernism and the First World War

Booth, Allyson. Postcards from the Trenches: Negotiating the Spaces between Modernism and the First World War



Scott, Bonnie Kime (ed) The Gender of Modernism

Parsons, Deborah. Streetwalking the Metropolis: Women, the City and Modernity

Pykett, Lyn. Engendering Fictions: the English Novel in the Early Twentieth Century


Technology and Space

Armstrong, Tim. Modernism, Technology and the Body

Kern, Stephen. The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918

Thacker, Andrew. Moving Through Modernity

Schivelbush, Wolfgang. The Railway Journey

Specialist Journals:


Modern Fiction Studies

Twentieth-Century Literature 

Joyce’s Ulysses: Course Reading

Set text (for purchase):

Joyce, James. Ulysses (Penguin edition). if possible, please purchase the Penguin Annotated Students' Edition, ed. Declan Kiberd.


Kiberd, Declan. 'Introduction;' and 'Notes' to Kiberd, ed. Ulysses: Annotated Students’ Edition (Penguin).

Johnson, Jeri 'Introduction and 'Notes' to Johnson (ed) Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics).

*Gibson, Andrew. James Joyce. Ch 13.

Latham, Sean. Cambridge Companion to Ulysses. Preface, Chapters 4, 5.

Lewis, Pericles. Cambridge Introduction to Modernism, Ch. 5.

Sheehan, Sean. Joyce's Ulysses.

Mahon, Peter. Joyce, A Guide for the Perplexed.

Attridge, Derek. How to Read Joyce (Granta, 2007)

Frank Budgen, James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses (OUP, 1989; 1st ed 1934)

Stuart Gilbert, James Joyce’s Ulysses (NY: Vintage, 1958; 1st ed, 1930).

Useful collections of essays:

Attridge, Derek (ed) The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

Attridge, Derek. James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Casebook


Richard Ellmann, James Joyce (OUP, 1983; 1st edn, 1959)

Selected critical studies:

Attridge, Derek and Marjorie Howes (eds) Semicolonial Joyce (CUP, 2000

Duffy, Enda. The Subaltern Ulysses (U Minnesota P, 1984)

Lawrence, Karen. The Odyssey of Style in Ulysses (1981)

Nolan, Emer. James Joyce and Nationalism (Routledge)

Cheng, Vincent. Joyce, Race and Empire (CUP, 1995)


Joyce, James. Occasional, Critical and Political writing, ed. K. Barry (OUP, 2000)