We are pleased to be able to announce the titles of the two plenary speeches for our one-day international symposium to mark the centenary of the avant-garde magazine, Blast, on 2 July 2014 at Trinity College Dublin. Our plenary speakers are:
Andrzej Gasiorek (University of Birmingham): ‘“With Expletive of Whirlwind”: BLAST then and now’
Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University): ‘The Force of Technique: Vorticism, Violence and Avant-Garde Sculpture in Britain c. 1914′
The programme has now been finalised and will feature, alongside our plenaries, a full schedule of panel papers on Vorticism, on individual contributors to BLAST, and on the connections between BLAST and Ireland; a panel on ‘BLAST in the Classroom,’featuring students of a sophister module on BLAST delivered last year; an exhibition of both issues of BLAST, alongside other examples of artistic and print culture, in Trinity’s Long Room library; and a performance of Enemy of the Stars, directed by Nicholas Johnson. A full list of speakers is available here. This interdisciplinary event, which is open to all, will showcase the continuing influence and relevance of BLAST in the twenty-first century.
Registration for the symposium is now open. Cost for attendance will be €10/€5 (students/unwaged) to be paid on the day, but please do register in advance, here. And we look forward to seeing you in July.
Nathan, Philip and Katy