From the Editors

As Lesley Wheeler—and others—reminded us in last cycle’s Process blog , the model of the solitary academic has always been an inadequate and misleading one. All editors know this: collaboration is built into every stage of our process. We rely, for peer review, on the good will and shared standards of the community; we navigate, with authors, the sometimes rocky waters of line editing; we develop, increasingly, and by design, editorial...Read more

Current Print Issue

Volume Twenty Three, Number Four
November 2016

Woolf’s Secular Imagery
David Sherman

Moving Pictures: Magic Lanterns, Portable Projection, and Urban Advertising in the...Read more



While Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality (1976) is known primarily for its pathbreaking description of the emergence of sexuality, it offers an equally important account of modernity. In his history of modernity, Foucault describes a shift from the sovereign’s “right to take life or let live” to the state’s biopolitical concern with “the right to make live and to let die.”

Oct 25, 2016



A venue for responses to articles and other content in Modernism/modernity .

Mar 2, 2016

What Are You Reading?

Recent Scholarship

A What Are You Reading? forum on recent publications in the field.

Feb 9, 2016


Scholarship and Justice

The U.S. presidential election of 2016 made many professors think harder about teaching toward a better world. My colleagues and friends found the immediate aftermath especially challenging. If, on November 9th, your students were shocked, sleepless, weepy, angry, afraid—how could you console...

Jan 9, 2017

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