CFP: Lewis and the Post-War, 1919–1921, Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies

Call for Papers: ‘Lewis and the Post-War, 1919–1921′

In his autobiography Blasting and Bombardiering (1937), Wyndham Lewis memorably assessed the world in which he found himself on returning from the western front:

“We were all in the post-war, but that period produced nothing but a lot of sub-Sitwells and sheep in Woolfe’s clothing, and we were not of it. I call us here ‘the Men of 1914’.”

 The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies seeks 7- to 10,000-word essays that engage with Lewis’s post-war writing, activities, and social networks. We are particularly interested in essays that:

  • explore Lewis’s role in the literary, textual, and visual cultures that emerged and evolved in the post-war era
  • examine the contexts and legacies of the post-war era across interdisciplinary boundaries
  • address the intersections between Lewis’s post-war writing and his work as an official war artist
  • reconsider, disrupt, or deconstruct Lewis’s famous “Men of 1914” pronouncement through the lens(es) of gender studies and/or queer theory
  • document the types of collaborative post-war reconstructivism promoted by Lewis and his peers through their interacting publications and periodicals
  • reflect upon the role that autobiography and retrospect play in shaping our readings of the post-war period and/or Lewis’s activity in this period
  • develop existing scholarship that approaches Lewis and the post-war era through new angles (i.e. the medical humanities, disability studies, digital humanities)

We are also seeking 1- to 2,000-word book reviews of works of critical scholarship that broadly relate to the theme of Lewis and the post-war, 1919–21.

How to submit

To submit, or to discuss an idea for, an article or book review for the 2019 issue of JWLS, please contact the journal’s Co-Editor Nathan Waddell (n.j.waddell@bham.ac.uk)
Completed essays will need to be submitted to the JWLS co-editors (using the email address above) by 1 April 2019, to allow sufficient lead-time for peer review. Publication is anticipated for the fourth quarter of 2019.