Music, Noise, and the First World War in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

Moss, Gemma (2017) Music, Noise, and the First World War in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End. Modernist Cultures, 12 (1). pp. 59-77. ISSN 2041-1022 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Parade’s End registers the potential and necessity for a transition in conceptions of music informed by new sounds experienced during the First World War. In the trenches, Tietjens interprets a bombardment as a Wagnerian orchestra, encouraging contemplation of where and why demarcation lines between music and noise are drawn, as well as reflection on the utopian project of Wagner’s Total Art-Work. Ford’s tetralogy has a significant contribution to make towards understanding how writers were navigating the impact of noise on music in the early twentieth century.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q300 English studies
R900 Others in European Languages, Literature and related subjects
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of English
Depositing User: Gemma Moss
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 13:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6482

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