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Title Counterblasting Canada : Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson / edited by Gregory Betts, Paul Hjartarson, and Kristine Smitka.
Imprint Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2016.
Edition First electronic edition, 2016.

Subject McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980.
Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957.
Watson, Wilfred, 1911-1998.
Watson, Sheila, 1909-1998.
Vorticism -- Canada.
Art and literature -- Canada.
Modernism (Literature) -- Canada.
Canada -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Alt Name Hjartarson, Paul Ivar,
Betts, Gregory, 1975-
Smitka, Kristine, 1982-
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Edition First electronic edition, 2016.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1914, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis--the founders of Vorticism--undertook an unprecedented analysis of the present, its technologies, communication, politics, and architecture. The essays in Counterblasting Canada trace the influence of Vorticism on Marshall McLuhan and Canadian Modernism. Building on the initial accomplishment of Blast, McLuhan's subsequent Counterblast, and the network of artistic and intellectual relationships that flourished in Canadian Vorticism, the contributors offer groundbreaking examinations of postwar Canadian literary culture, particularly the legacies of Sheila and Wilfred Watson. Intended primarily for scholars of literature and communications, Counterblasting Canada explores a crucial and long-overlooked strand in Canadian cultural and literary history. Contributors: Gregory Betts, Adam Hammond, Dean Irvine, Elena Lamberti, Philip Monk, Linda Morra, Kristine Smitka, Leon Surette, Paul Tiessen, Adam Welch, Darren Wershler."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction / Gregory Betts, Paul Hiartarson, and Kristine Smitka. Analepsis : Remembering McLuhan / Leon Surette. 1 The art of being read : The new Canadian vortex: Marshall McLuhan and the avant-garde function of counter-environments / Gregory Betts -- Watson, McLuhan (& Lewis): conscious (modernist) solitudes, challenging Canadians / Elena Lamberti -- Excellent internationalists: how Sheila Watson and Marshall McLuhan made Wyndham Lewis influential / Adam Hammond. 2 The antennae of the race : Dispatches from the DEW line: McLuhan, anti-environments, and visual art across the Canada-US border, 1966-1973 / Adam Welch -- Wilfred Watson, playwright: writing (to) McLuhan / Paul Tiessen -- Marshall McLuhan, general idea, and me! / Philip Monk. 3 Art and anti-environment : Sheila Watson, Wyndham Lewis, and men without art / Dean Irvine -- "His name is Felix:" artist as catalytic agent and the counter-environment in Sheila Watson's The Double Hook / Linda M. Morra -- Magic, monstrosity and "the mechanization of death:" Sheila Watson and Marshall McLuhan's dialogue on photography / Kristine Smitka. Prolepsis : Marshall McLuhan as vanishing mediator / Darren Wershler.
ISBN 9781772121490 9781772120370 (epub)
9781772121506 (mobi)
9781772121513 (pdf)
ISBN/ISSN 99968661609
OCLC # 945781927
Additional Format Counter-blasting Canada.: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, [2016] 2016 (CaOONL)20169012042 (OCoLC)920450518.

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