D. H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity

D. H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity

by Indrek Männiste (Editor)


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While the dehumanizing effects of technology, modernity, and industrialization have been widely recognized in D. H. Lawrence's works, no book-length study has been dedicated to this topic.

This collection of newly commissioned essays by a cast of international scholars fills a genuine void and investigates Lawrence's peculiar relationship with modern technology and modernity in its many and varied aspects. Addressing themes such as pastoral vs. industrial, mining, war, robots, ecocriticism, technologies of the self, film, poetic devices of technology, entertainment, and many others, these essays help to reevaluate Lawrence's complicated standing within the modernist literary tradition and reveal the true theoretical wealth of a writer whose whole life and work, according to T.S. Eliot, "was an assertion of what the modern world has lost."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501340000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.39(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Indrek Männiste is Researcher of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and author of Henry Miller: The Inhuman Artist: A Philosophical Inquiry (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Michael Bell (University of Warwick, UK)

1. Introduction
Indrek Männiste (University of Tartu, Estonia)
2. D. H. Lawrence's Long Passage from a Rural to an Industrial World
Nick Ceramella (University of Trento, Italy)
3. From Cities to Wild Nature: The Battle between “Our World” and “Another World” in D. H. Lawrence's St. Mawr
Akiko Yamada (Aichi University, Japan)
4. “Men No More Than the Subjective Material of the Machine”: D. H. Lawrence, Machinery and War-time Psychology
Andrew Harrison (University of Nottingham, UK)
5. To Produce, or Not to Produce, That Is the Question: Technology, Democracy and War in Women in Love
Gaku Iwai (Kumamoto University, Japan)
6. Green Lawrence?: Consciousness, Ecology and Poetry
Fiona Becket (University of Leeds, UK)
7. Heirarchy, Beauty and Freedom: D. H. Lawrence's Response to Techno-Industrial Modernity
Colin D. Pearce (Clemson University, USA)
8. D. H. Lawrence and "The Machine Incarnate": Robots among the "Nettles"
Tina Ferris (Independent Writing and Editing Professional and D.H. Lawrence scholar, USA)
9. “The Art of Living”: D. H. Lawrence's Technologies of Self
Jeffrey Wallace (University of Cardiff, UK)
10. Engineering Away Humanity: Lawrence on Technology and Mental Consciousness in Lady Chatterley's Lover and Pansies
Andrew Keese (Texas Tech University, USA)
11. D. H. Lawrence, Technology and the Well-Tempered Counterpoint
Indrek Männiste (University of Tartu, Estonia)
12. Trains in D. H. Lawrence's Creative Writing
Helen Baron (Independent Scholar and Editor, UK)
13. “Colliers Is a Discontented Lot”: "The Miner at Home" in the Nation and the 1912 National Coal Strike
Annalise Grice (University of Nottingham, UK)
14. D. H. Lawrence and Film: Reconsidering Fidelity in Ken Russell's Women in Love
Earl G. Ingersoll (College at Brockport, USA)
15. D. H. Lawrence among the Early Modern Bohemians
Katherine Toy Miller (University of Nevada, USA)
16. Lawrence's Allotropic "Gladiatorial": Resisting the Mechanization of the Human in Women in Love
Thalia Trigoni (University of Cambridge, UK)
17. Sophisticated Entertainment or Exhibiting Fracture: The Lassitude of Lawrence's Dead Novel
Dominic Jaeckle (Goldsmiths College, UK)


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