The schedule for print issues of Modernism/modernity —like so many institutional features of the university—seems to be designed for a different time, a different model of the academic life. September, November, January, April—you can imagine the issues arriving to mark the new semesters, waiting in a plumply full mailbox for the scholar’s return from the summer’s solitary composition or self-care, from the Ransom Center, MacDowell,...Read more
Only Disconnect?: The Flickering Circuits of Modernist Translation
As E. M. Forster implied, connection often creates more problems than it solves. Indeed, one of the many lessons of the 2016 election cycle and the current political climate in the United States is that few things drive people farther apart than being connected to one another. The utopian dreams of the 1990s in which the World Wide Web would foster a harmonious...
Sep 11, 2018