"Whet your contentiousness": enemy material, 1927-1929

Binckes, F (2017) "Whet your contentiousness": enemy material, 1927-1929. In: Modernist Studies Association 19: Modernism Today, 10 - 13 August, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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The first paper engages one of modernism’s most antagonistic figures: ‘the Enemy, Mr Wyndham Lewis’ and his emblematic magazine, 'The Enemy'(1927-1929). Departing from criticism that has analysed this publication for its explosive ideological positions, it uses Lewis’s career as an editor, publisher, and visual artist to re-examine The Enemy and ‘the Enemy’. Lewis’s satirical articles and paratextual material all meditate upon the construction of identity within the commodified institutions of print culture. However, Lewis’s attacks upon a modernism increasingly embedded in such institutions did not exempt him from those institutions, a paradox reflected in The Enemy’s curious graphic content.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Wyndham Lewis, modernism, magazines, antagonism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 17:29
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:47
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/10066
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