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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Vorticism on 'World at One'

By Alan Munton

Frances Spalding says Vorticism was aggressive

As part of its coverage of the 1918 Armistice centenary, BBC Radio 4’s World at One decided to look at Modernism. On 9 November 2018 they asked along Will Gompertz and Frances Spalding, to be interviewed by Mark Mardell. They would, he said, "discuss the cultural impact of the First World War". Here is an account of the sense and nonsense that followed. All quotes are taken from the online recording, so they’re exact.


Cy Fox (Obituary & Eulogy)

By Gareth Mills

Colleen Fox has sent (via Society member Alan Munton) an obituary for the esteemed Lewisian Cy Fox (1931-2018), along with her eulogy for him.


Latest Blog

Events of Interest

By Gareth Mills

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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