CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Ford and the Other’
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
September 7–9, 2017
Proposals are invited for an international conference on Ford Madox Ford and 'the other'.
The principle underlying Max Saunders’s magisterial biography on Ford is that of duality; of a man forever oscillating between differing versions of himself; between public and inner life; tradition and modernity; reality and authenticity. As Saunders reminds us, a writer’s life, according to Ford, is ‘a dual affair’; and this tenet seems relevant both as regards Ford’s life as a writer and his theoretical and literary writing. At the core of duality lies the idea that one is also always another.