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Fordham, Finn

Overview
Works: 10 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 3,685 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Manuscripts  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Finn Fordham
Lots of fun at Finnegans wake : unravelling universals by Finn Fordham( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an introduction to Finnegans Wake and its genesis. Finn Fordham provides a survey of critical, scholarly, and theoretical approaches to Joyce's iconic masterpiece. He also analyses in detail the compositional development of certain key passages which describe the artist (Shem) and his project; the river-mother (ALP) and her 'first kiss'; the Oedipal shooting of the universal father (HCE) by the priestly son (Shaun); and the bewitching and curious daughter (Issy). His analyses demonstrate 'genetic' ways of reading the text which illustrate its immense range and playfulness and how these qualities were generated in composition." "As well as opening up the densely detailed textuality of the Wake in all its multiplicity, Fordham argues for a relation between the way the text was formed and key aspects of its thematic content: an uprising of particularity and detail against universality, absolutes, and generality. He shows that the proliferation of individuated textual details overwhelms any unitary concept to the text. And this reflects an idealized and utopian uprising as it overcomes centralizing singularity: Finnegans do wake up. As part of this argument he proposes a qualified return to a notion of character - qualified in that characters can be understood in part as reflecting the character of compositional techniques: self-criticism and concealment, expansion and growth, flow and reflection, transferral and transformation. The character of the text's composition as a whole can be, paradoxically, summed up in the force of individuated multitudes: in the people, male and female, young and old, combining to overwhelm syntactic uniformity and singular signification."--Jacket
James Joyce and the nineteenth-century French novel( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary material /Editors James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novel -- INTRODUCTION: JOYCE AND THE 'PAS MAL DE SIECLE' /RITA SAKR and FINN FORDHAM -- JOYCE AND DUMAS: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO AND “THE SISTERS” /CÓILÍN OWENS -- BALZACIAN GHOSTS IN 'THE BOARDING HOUSE' /BENOIT TADIÉ -- JOYCE AND BALZAC: PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION /DAVID SPURR -- HUGO'S THERE!? /FINN FORDHAM -- THE ELLIPTICAL ADULTERY OF ULYSSES: A FLAUBERTIAN RECIPE FOR SUCCÈS DE SCANDALE /VALÉRIE BÉNÉJAM -- THE OPPOSITE OF DESPAIR: ST. ANTHONY MEETS ST. PATRICK /ROBERT BAINES -- INVERTED VOLUMES AND FANTASTIC LIBRARIES: ULYSSES AND BOUVARD ET PÉCUCHET /MATTHEW CREASY -- RADICAL INTERTEXTUALITY: FROM BOUVARD ET PÉCUCHET TO FINNEGANS WAKE /SCARLETT BARON -- STYLING HOSPITALITY: GUSTAVE FLAUBERT AND GEORGE MOORE IN JAMES JOYCE'S “THE DEAD” /PAUL JONES -- “THAT'S NEW [...] THAT'S COPY”: “SLIGHTLY RAMBUNCTIOUS FEMALES” ON THE TOP OF “SOME COLUMN!” IN ZOLA'S L'ASSOMMOIR AND JOYCE'S ULYSSES /RITA SAKR -- CONTRIBUTORS /Editors James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novel -- INDEX /Editors James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novel
I do, I undo, I redo : the textual genesis of modernist selves in Hopkins, Yeats, Conrad, Forster, Joyce, and Woolf by Finn Fordham( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I do I undo I redo examines the writing processes of six modernist authors: Hopkins, Yeats, Conrad, Forster, Joyce, and Woolf. Finn Fordham explores how these processes relate to selfhood and subjectivity, both of which came under intense scrutiny during the modernist period. The study addresses several questions: what are the relations between writing and subjectivity? To what extent is a 'self' considered as a completed product like a book? How are selves, if considered as 'in process' or as 'constructs', reflections of the processes of writing? How do the experiences of writing inform thematic concerns within texts about identity?" "Three theoretical and methodological chapters (about 'genetic' criticism, about studies of selfhood within modernism, and the 'effacement' of manuscripts in philosophies of the subject) are followed by chapters on each author. A different topic is linked to each - compression, selection, doubling, hollowing out, multiplying, and class. The study comprises new material from archives, and many fresh ideas stemming from the combination of different critical approaches: genetic, psychological, political criticism, and close reading."--Jacket
Finnegans wake by James Joyce( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chapelizod, a suburb of Dublin, an innkeeper and his family are sleeping. Around them and their dreams there swirls a vortex of world history, of ambition and failure, desire and transgression, pride and shame, rivalry and conflict, gossip and mystery
Wokoł Jamesa Joyce'a : szkice monograficzne( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of modernist selves by Finn Fordham( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia, Palestine, and partition: Herbert Samuel's An Unknown Land (1942)( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article examines the relation between, on the one hand, 'An Unknown Land', a moderately popular Utopian fiction written by the Jewish Liberal politician, Herbert Samuel, and, on the other, Samuel's involvement in British policy towards Palestine from World War I to the time of the Arab Uprising (1936-1939). Samuel was the first High Commisioner of Palestine, from 1922 to 1925 under the British Mandate, and had sympathies with Zionism. In the late 1930s, he resisted (successfully) the various plans proposed to partition Palestine into Jewish, Muslim and specifically British areas. His resistance to partition, however, sits oddly alongside the fiction, in which the threat of sectarian civil war in Utopia is assuaged through a voluntary act of partition, agreed by all parties. The article argues that the contradiction does not signal any irony or satire against the condition of Utopia on Samuel's part, but represents both a wish-fulfilment and Samuel's Imperialist political unconscious in which Zionism is a means to an Imperialist end, and is justified as a Utopian triumph of modernity over tradition
Transcultural hoaxes( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Woolf's "The Waves" and writing classes by Finn Fordham( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Joyce and the Nineteenth-century French Novel (European Joyce studies ; 19) by Rita Sakr( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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James Joyce and the nineteenth-century French novel
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James Joyce and the nineteenth-century French novelI do, I undo, I redo : the textual genesis of modernist selves in Hopkins, Yeats, Conrad, Forster, Joyce, and WoolfFinnegans wakeThe genesis of modernist selves
Languages
English (57)

Polish (3)