at 100 makes an original contribution to the understanding of a major modernist magazine. Providing new critical readings that consider the magazine’s influence within contexts that have not been acknowledged before – in the development of Irish and Spanish literature and culture in the twentieth century, for example, as well as in the areas of cultural studies, performance studies and the scholarship of teaching and learning – BLAST
at 100 reconsiders the magazine’s complex legacy. In addition to situating the magazine in new and often unexpected contexts, BLAST
at 100 also offers important new insights into the work of some of its most significant contributors, including Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Rebecca West.
Contributors are: Philip Coleman, Simon Cutts, Andrzej Gąsiorek, Angela Griffith, Nicholas E. Johnson, Kathryn Laing, Christopher Lewis, J.C.C. Mays, Kathryn Milligan, Yolanda Morató, Nathan O’Donnell, Alex Runchman, Colm Summers, Tom Walker
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.
Table of contents
Acknowledgments List of Contributors
Introduction: ‘Storm from the North’ Nathan O’donnell and Philip Coleman
Part 1: Textual and Contextual Re-Readings
BLASTThen and Now: With Expletive of Whirlwind Andrzej Gąsiorek 3
Soillure, Bomb Blasts, and Volcanic Chaos: Reading the Poetry ofBlast Alex Runchman 4
Am I a Vorticist ?: Re-Reading Rebecca West’s Indissoluble Matrimony andBLAST Kathryn Laing 5
BLAST and the Canon: Exploring Lewis’s ‘A Review of Contemporary Art’ Kathryn Milligan
Part 2: Blast and Ireland
Our More Profound Pre-Raphaelitism: W.B. Yeats, Aestheticism andBLAST Tom Walker 7
Springs of Creation: BLAST and Irish Art Nathan O’donnell 8
VisualisingTo-morrow: An Irish Modernist Periodical Angela Griffith
Part 3: Enemy of the Stars Reconsidered
Beyond Nietzsche: Savage Worship inEnemy of the Stars Christopher Lewis 10
Enemy of the Starsin Performance Nicholas E. Johnson and Colm Summers
Part 4: Critical and Creative Legacies
Lewis-Pound-Mcluhan,BLASTandCOUNTERBLAST: Connections, Comparisons, and Some Personal Reflections J.C.C. Mays 12
RecreatingBLASTin Spanish: Composition, Editing, Translation, and Annotation Yolanda Morató 13
BLASTin the Classroom Philip Coleman 14
The Collective Work in the Critical Mode: Afterword Simon Cutts
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.