Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was one of the great modernist painters, writers, and cultural critics. He is known for the magazine BLAST (1914-15); for leading Vorticism, the British avant-garde art movement; and for such novels as Tarr (1918), The Apes of God (1930), and The Revenge for Love (1937). He was a prophet of the global society, which the World Wide Web signifies by its very existence. This website will guide those who want to know about Lewis's life and work, and the scholarship which responds to them. The Wyndham Lewis Society publishes The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies (JWLS), a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal, and the Lewisletter (LL), a yearly bulletin.

[Website maintained and curated by Nathan Waddell, University of Birmingham, UK.]

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CFP 'JWLS' 2018

By Nathan Waddell
Special Issue (2018) of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies (Tarr: 100 years on)

Wyndham Lewis’s quintessentially modernist novel Tarr was published in 1918 (Knopf, USA; Egoist Press, UK). To commemorate the centenary of the novel’s publication, the 2018 volume of JWLS seeks 7,000- to 10,000-word essays reconsidering Tarr’s significance, legacy, and meaning.

Walter S. Michel (1922-2017)

By Nathan Waddell
The Wyndham Lewis Society is saddened to report the death of Walter S. Michel, the pioneering Lewis scholar and author of Wyndham Lewis: Paintings and Drawings (University of California Press, 1971), among other volumes. Walter passed away early in the morning of February 22nd, 2017.

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Events of Interest

By Nathan Waddell

An up-to-date list of academic events of interest to scholars of Lewis and modernism can be located on the BAMS website.


Picture1The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies
(formerly the Wyndham Lewis Annual) is the primary academic journal devoted to the study of Lewis's painting, writing, and cultural contexts.

Articles considering Lewis's work in any respect will be gratefully received. To submit, or to discuss an idea for, an article, please contact Nathan Waddell.

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