From the Editors

A journalist friend of mine complained a couple of days ago that “the downside of writing about the Trump era is you spend two hours writing and even worse shit has erupted in the meantime.” I know what he means. In the week since I set out to write this brief note—an invitation to continue, in a new blog forum, the work of Lesley Wheeler’s current posting on “Scholarship and Justice” —the very earth seems to have shifted beneath our feet....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

FORUMS

Cluster

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

Discussion

Responses

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

Blog

Surviving Fascism? “Art and Liberty” in Egypt, 1938-1948

“Well this exhibition feels a little too timely,” my colleague Clare Davies posted to Facebook during a November 21, 2016 visit to Art et liberté: Rupture, guerre et surréalisme en Egypte (1938-1948) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The exhibit—a major contribution to...

Feb 8, 2017

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