Philip Coleman is an Associate Professor in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, where he is also a Fellow. He is the author of several publications on modern and contemporary US American, Canadian and Irish poetry and short fiction.
Kathryn Milligan is the inaugural ESB Fellow at the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art, National Gallery of Ireland. Her research focuses on the painting of modern life, art historiography, and artistic networks in Ireland and Britain.
Nathan O’Donnell teaches at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. His first monograph, on Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism, is forthcoming from Liverpool University Press, and he will edit the reissue of BLAST as part of the OUP Collected Works of Wyndham Lewis.
BLAST at 100 will be of interest to all students of modernism, periodical studies, twentieth-century literature and the visual arts, as well as scholars engaged in interdisciplinary work between these fields.
Table of contents
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: ‘Storm from the North’
Nathan O’donnell and Philip Coleman
Part 1: Textual and Contextual Re-Readings
2 BLAST Then and Now: With Expletive of Whirlwind
3 Soillure, Bomb Blasts, and Volcanic Chaos: Reading the Poetry of Blast
4 Am I a Vorticist ?: Re-Reading Rebecca West’s Indissoluble Matrimony and BLAST
5 BLAST and the Canon: Exploring Lewis’s ‘A Review of Contemporary Art’
Part 2: Blast and Ireland
6 Our More Profound Pre-Raphaelitism: W.B. Yeats, Aestheticism and BLAST
7 Springs of Creation: BLAST and Irish Art
8 Visualising To-morrow: An Irish Modernist Periodical
Part 3: Enemy of the Stars Reconsidered
9 Beyond Nietzsche: Savage Worship in Enemy of the Stars
10 Enemy of the Stars in Performance
Nicholas E. Johnson and Colm Summers
Part 4: Critical and Creative Legacies
11 Lewis-Pound-Mcluhan, BLAST and COUNTERBLAST: Connections, Comparisons, and Some Personal Reflections
12 Recreating BLAST in Spanish: Composition, Editing, Translation, and Annotation
13 BLAST in the Classroom
14 The Collective Work in the Critical Mode: Afterword