Parade’s End: A Celebration of Ford Madox Ford’s First World War Modernist Masterpiece

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Thursday 27 September 2012, 5:30-7:30pm

Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London


‘There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade’s End is one of them.’ W. H. Auden

Join us for a celebration of Ford Madox Ford’s First World War modernist masterpiece, Parade’s End. First published as Some Do Not . . . (1924), No More Parades (1925), A Man Could Stand Up – (1926) and Last Post (1928), Parade’s End has been described by Anthony Burgess as ‘the finest novel about the First World War’, by Samuel Hynes as ‘the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman’, by Malcolm Bradbury as ‘a central Modernist novel of the 1920s, in which it is exemplary’, and by John N. Gray as ‘possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English’.

As part of the three-day international conference ‘Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End : Modernism and the First World War’, this event will celebrate Ford’s tetralogy with a Q&A session chaired by Sara Haslam, with special guests including Susanna White, the BAFTA award-winning director of the BBC/HBO adaptation of Parade’s End scripted by Sir Tom Stoppard and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Miranda Richardson and Rupert Everett; and Rupert Edwards, producer/director of Who on Earth Was Ford Madox Ford? A Culture Show Special.

This will be followed by a wine reception and launch of the magnificent new critical editions of the four novels that make up Parade’s End, edited by Max Saunders, Joseph Wiesenfarth, Sara Haslam and Paul Skinner and published by Carcanet Press.

Email to contact the organisers Rob Hawkes and Ashley Chantler.

Please email if you wish to attend.

To view the full conference programme and to register please visit:

This event is kindly sponsored by CarcanetOxford University Press and the Open University.



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