Movement and mobility in Patrick Hamilton

Davidson, Ian (2016) Movement and mobility in Patrick Hamilton. Textual Practice, 30 (4). pp. 579-597. ISSN 0950-236X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2015.1064019

Abstract

This article uses ideas of mobility and movement to demonstrate the interconnections between geographical and social mobility, and between mobility and materialism, in the work of Patrick Hamilton. Drawing on ideas from mobility studies in human geography and sociology, it examines continuities between the past and the future, and the ways that a combination of mobility studies and literary studies can re-imagine modernities through the work of an author whose later work has received little critical attention. Using the dystopian novel Impromptu in Moribundia as a link between his earlier novels and the later and more explicitly Marxist work, it draws together themes of movement and mobility through Hamilton's portrayal of the automobile as a symbol of fascism and a destructive and careless capitalism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hamilton, automobility, materialism, motion, realism
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Q200 Comparative Literary studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 08:27
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 16:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23527

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