Dr John   Attridge
Senior Lecturer

Dr John Attridge

B.A. (Honours Class I)  

University of Sydney 

Ph.D.  

University of Sydney

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

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 two collections of essays: Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art (2019) and Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust, and Deception (Ashgate, 2013). 

Phone
+61 2 9385 4484
Location
228, Level 2 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Edited Books | 2019
    Dr John Attridge
    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/
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr John Attridge
    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://primoa.library.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/1gq3lal/UNSW_ALMA51262985350001731
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr John Attridge
    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/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr John Attridge
    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/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Edited Books | 2013
    Dr John Attridge
    Attridge J; Rosenquist R, (ed.), 2013, Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust and Deception, Ashgate, Farnham
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Dr John Attridge
    Attridge J, 2010, 'Murray Bail', in Shaffer BW (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, edn. Original, Wiley-Blackwell, UK
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Dr John Attridge
    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
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr John Attridge
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00295132-8139303
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr John Attridge
    Attridge J, 2017, 'Houellebecq's Occidentalism', Australian Humanities Review, pp. 65 - 78, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2017/12/04/houellebecqs-occidentalism/
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr John Attridge
    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
  • Media | 2018
    Dr John Attridge
    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
    Media | 2018
    Dr John Attridge
    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/

Awards

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence 2019

ANU Humanities Research Centre Fellow 2016

Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award 2010

Harry Ransom Center Fellow 2009-10

Australian Postgraduate Award

Grants

Media