UPDATE: Wyndham Lewis: Modernity and Critique (UK) (10/1/07; 1/25/08-1/26/08)

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Wyndham Lewis Conference 2008
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Wyndham Lewis: Modernity and Critique
The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham, EnglandFriday 25th - Satu=
rday 26th January 2008
Proposals are invited for 20 minute conference papers that consider Lewis i=
n two ways: as a major critical presence who evaluated, theorized, and fore=
saw numerous key problems of modernity; and as a writer in relation to othe=
rs throughout literary history. Lewis's contributions to Anglo-American mod=
ernism have now been generally accepted and scrutinized, but significant as=
pects of his writing and thought have not as yet received the critical atte=
ntion they deserve. Furthermore, Lewis's placement within the larger conste=
llations of English, American and European letters remains under-explored, =
and his role as a philosopher-critic who produced distinctive appraisals of=
 modernity continues to be under-estimated. As a result, this conference pr=
oposes to view Lewis not as an isolated figure but to recognize the numerou=
s ways in which he influenced, and was himself influenced by, a variety of =
writers, artists, intellectual traditions and textual practices. This confe=
rence welcomes all papers that will examine Lewis's work alongside one or m=
ore related writers and/or texts. Postgraduates are especially encouraged t=
o attend.
Topics might include but are certainly not restricted to: early works; late=
 works; literary and cultural theory; psychoanalysis; the novel; Victorian,=
 Edwardian and/or Georgian writing; futurology and science fiction; magazin=
e culture; drama; the manifesto; European writing and/or beyond; anarchism;=
 history and historiography; the avant-garde; modernism; postmodernism; dis=
ciplinary studies; posthumous reception (Lewis as read and/or constructed b=
y critics); feminism; contemporary fiction; religion and theology; ethics; =
philosophy; adaptations of Lewis's writing; politics; anthropology; travel =
Confirmed guest speakers: Paul Edwards, Alan Munton and Andrzej Gasiorek.
For further information or to offer a paper please contact Nathan Waddell o=
r Alice Reeve-Tucker by email or post.
Email: WLConf2008_at_hotmail.co.uk
Post: Department of English, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingha=
m, B15 2TT

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