From the Editors

My previous (and first) editor’s note opened with a mild joke about how endless the opening month or so of 2020 had seemed. Simpler times: “the beforetime,” as we all seem to have spontaneously agreed to call it.

The onset of the COVID-19-era has not made putting out a journal any easier: pretty much everything we’ve worked on from the first half of this year has been, or still is, late. The not-so-new still-not-normal has really...Read more

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“The World’s Heavy Gaze”: Cin-aereality in the Postwar Avant-Gardes
Paula Amad

Exceeding Modernism: Romantic Artists in the Twentieth Century
Paul Cuff

Lateness and...Read more

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A wristwatch dug up from Ueno-machi

Cluster

In Tense Future (2015), Paul Saint-Amour advances the concept of “weak theory”—not only for thinking about the expanding field of modernism, but for finding a response to “[t]hat exemplary strong theory”: total war. [1] The idea of “weak theory” has since taken on critical momentum of its own, with a Modernism/modernity special issue in 2018 putting a name to an array of approaches against symptomatic reading under the...

Jul 22, 2020

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

Typestruck: On Women and Writing Machines

The crown jewel in the 1937 Hollywood musical Ready, Willing, & Able is an elaborate song-and-dance number called “Too Marvelous for Words.” A lovestruck male theater producer, attempting to write a love letter by dictation, is surrounded by an army of female secretaries: hanging...

Jul 28, 2020

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