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

Current Print Issue

Introduction: Anarchism and the Hermeneutics of Faith
Roger Rothman, guest editor

Creative Nothingness: Dada as Art, Politics, and Religion in Interwar Japan
James Mark...Read more

FORUMS

Clive Gardiner, Motor Manufacturing

Cluster

Twenty years after the publication of Lawrence Rainey’s Institutions of Modernism , our field once again finds itself wrestling with its troubled relationship with institutionalism. But where once Rainey argued, incisively, that literary modernism was self-aware of its own marketability and commodification, cocreating modernism as a discrete institution in its own right, we now find ourselves productively applying this rubric to the...

Nov 9, 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

Modernism, Cybernetics, and Systems Theory: Disciplinary Relevance in a STEM-focused World

In 1926, Gertrude Stein delivered the lecture “ Composition as Explanation ” to the Cambridge Literary Club at Oxford University (fig. 1). The talk couches a description of her own evolution as an experimental author within a broader discussion of history, culture, and art as a series of...

Nov 17, 2020

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