Wyndham Lewis and Modernism

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The Wyndham Lewis and Modernism symposium was a one day event organized by the University of Victoria Libraries as part of The Lion and the Fox exhibition. The exhibition, which ran from April 1-May 28, 2009 at the Mearns Centre for Learning, celebrated C.J. Fox’s donation of the material he collected about Lewis and other non-conformist writers over a 50 year period.


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    The lion and the fox : art and literary works by Wyndham Lewis from the C.J. Fox Collection
    (University of Victoria Libraries, 2009) Lewis, Wyndham; Fox, C.J. (Cyril James); Russell, Danielle
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    Forbidden books
    (2009-08-14T23:50:25Z) Fox, C.J.
    C.J. Fox recalls first collecting Wyndham Lewis when the writer-painter's works were often in eclipse. Yet Fox's appetite was only heightened by the sense of pursuing "forbidden" underground fare. With growing mainstream awareness of Lewis, his alluring isolation lessened, and Fox compensated by adding other cultural contrarians to his collection. But his Lewisian addiction persists.
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    Towards a Canadian Vorticism: Wyndham Lewis in Canadian literature
    (2009-08-11T21:03:36Z) Betts, Gregory
    This paper on Vorticism and Futurism in Canadian literature explores three specific examples of Wyndham Lewis’s influence on Canadian authors and begins the process of proposing a Canadian Vorticism. The authors under consideration include Marshall McLuhan, Sheila Watson, and Bertram Brooker – three of Canada’s most acclaimed figures in cultural theory, novels, and art, respectively.
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    Wyndham Lewis and literary modernist studies
    (2009-08-11T21:02:29Z) Ross, Stephen
    Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound’s relation to other modernists and subsequently, to modernist scholarship are contrasted. Lewis’s self-positioning as “the Enemy” had ramifications for his later acceptance into the modernist canon. The paper suggests a re-evaluation of the work of Lewis as an important and perhaps unfairly neglected central figure of modernism.
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