From the Editors

What’s the role of an editor, now, in the academic public turn? We can issue a call , and get out of the way; we can tend our own gardens, and, like so many of our colleagues, recalibrate our pedagogies ; we can, perhaps most saliently, remind our authors that the public is not singular, and was always already there.

I thought about this again today as I edited our next entry in the “In These Times” blog (David Farley’s eloquent...Read more

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Now someone’s talking”: Unpunctuation and the Deadpan Poem
Calista McRae

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Transnational , geopolitical , cosmopolitan , planetary : the language of the global turn in modernist studies is now instantly recognizable to the field’s professional and aspiring practitioners. This new lexicon percolates across journals, conferences, monographs, and other sites of consecrated disciplinary activity, and represents what Aarthi Vadde, in her contribution to this cluster, refers to as...

Jan 2, 2018



A venue for brief articles that intervene in debates in modernist studies.

Nov 22, 2017

What Are You Reading?


Older books, new again—or encountered for the first time.

Feb 9, 2016


Changing Places: From Spectator to Reperformer

So, there I was: an art history doctoral candidate on a Fulbright-Hays fellowship lying naked at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow—an activity neither proposed in my fellowship application nor predicted upon my arrival in Russia. This is one way of introducing the story of an...

Feb 5, 2018

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