From the Editors

With the just-posted “Responses to the Responses to the Special
Issue . . .” Modernism/modernity brings to a close what we might call the Year of Weak Theory. We’ve run responses to the issue of September 2018 in five invigorating dollops—and now, in this sixth tranche, we let the authors from the special issue have the final say.

Except, of course, that it won’t be final. Just as the Print Plus platform couldn’t...Read more

Current Print Issue

Paper Bombs: The Blitz and the Aesthetics of Salvage
Joseph Elkanah Rosenberg

Signifying Genre: George S. Schuyler and the Vagaries of Black Pulp
Brooks E . Hefner

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This essay cluster begins with an ending. Specifically, it began with the ending of Patrick Collier’s “What Is Modern Periodical Studies?,” which concludes with a provocation to find a new way to read and study modern periodicals. In order to develop coherent methodological approaches to modern periodicals, Collier argues, we need to resist the urge to “decid[e] in advance where [a] periodical’s value lies.” Instead, he urges us to “start...

Jul 3, 2019



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


The “eBay Archive”: Recovering Early Women Type Designers

Southern Vancouver Island’s 100-kilometer-long BC-14 Highway slides predominantly east to west along British Columbia coastline through traditional Coast Salish territory. Beneath the old-growth trees that are the marrow of this lush ecosystem is the small, unincorporated community of Shirley,...

Sep 4, 2019

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