From the Editors

It’s already become a standard joke that the first month or so of this year has surely been one of the longest decades any of us have lived through. But the alerts on our phones, the decorations in the stores, and the unflappable, implacable calendar remind us that 2020 is really just getting started. And maybe, just maybe, that will turn out to be a good thing IRL (vote early and often, Reader). I can say with confidence that there...Read more

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How to Do Things with Futurism: Traces of Futurism in Hebrew
Nana Ariel

“Talking Hebrew in every language under the sun”: Emma Lazarus, Charles Reznikoff, and the Origins of...Read more

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The Masonic Temple and World Theater Building in Kearney, Nebraska.

Cluster

In 1954, Maya Angelou performed in a production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess that toured through Italy. This United States-sponsored initiative brought African American performance to European stages in an effort to combat Soviet propaganda about American racism. As Melanie Masterton Sherazi shows in her contribution to this cluster, Angelou’s own memoirs of the trip recall not only the staged productions on the tour, but also...

Oct 15, 2019

Discussion

Interventions

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

Nov 22, 2017

What Are You Reading?

Modernist Baedekers

A forum for reviewing handbooks, companions, pedagogical volumes, introductions, etc.

Aug 14, 2018

Blog

Grievability, COVID-19, and the Modernists’ Pandemic

For the past five years, I have been immersed in research on the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic and the unexpected ways it weaves its way into modernism. My book on the topic came out last October, about two months before a worrisome new illness began to emerge in Wuhan, China. [1] We all want our...

May 21, 2020

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