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The mower, the sower, and the mayor: Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, encounters and affinities (2018)
Journal Article
Thomas, J. (2018). The mower, the sower, and the mayor: Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, encounters and affinities. Word and Image, 34(1), 7-15. doi:10.1080/02666286.2017.1327306

This essay explores the intellectual and creative friendship between Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, who met in 1883 when they were engaged upon works that were to define their respective careers. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge and Thornycroft’... Read More

Thomas Hardy and Desire (2013)
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Thomas, J. (2013). Thomas Hardy and Desire. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137305060

Thomas Hardy and Desire employs a post-Lacanian approach to demonstrate the centrality of desire to Hardy's aesthetic project. Yearning, disappointment, frustration and loss determine the relationship of his characters and poetic personae to the worl... Read More

Thomas Hardy and desire: conceptions of the self (2013)
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(2013). Thomas Hardy and desire: conceptions of the self. Palgrave Macmillan

Thomas Hardy and Desire employs a post-Lacanian approach to demonstrate the centrality of desire to Hardy's aesthetic project. Yearning, disappointment, frustration and loss determine the relationship of his characters and poetic personae to the worl... Read More

Changes in the literary canon (2008)
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Thomas, J. (2008). Changes in the literary canon. The Victorian literature handbook, 163 - 176. Continuum Press