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Gareth Mills

Gareth Mills is a teacher and book historian interested in the historical role of the avant-garde in the British publishing industry. 

His PhD thesis, Selling Wyndham Lewis, examined the intersection of cultural and economic notions of value in the interwar London book trade. By examining the financial records of middlebrow publishers in the hardback trade, in particular Chatto and Windus, the thesis contextualised our understanding of the strategic decisions publishers made when publishing modernist authors, and showed empirically how modernist symbolic capital became deeply entangled in commodity processes.  His writing is published in Review of English Studies, Modernism/modernity and MAPP.  He is the editor of the Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies. Upcoming work includes a chapter on the modernist dust jacket with Bloomsbury and an edited critical edition of a work by Wyndham Lewis for Oxford University Press.