From the Editors

As Lesley Wheeler—and others—reminded us in last cycle’s Process blog , the model of the solitary academic has always been an inadequate and misleading one. All editors know this: collaboration is built into every stage of our process. We rely, for peer review, on the good will and shared standards of the community; we navigate, with authors, the sometimes rocky waters of line editing; we develop, increasingly, and by design, editorial...Read more

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Introduction: Who’s Afraid of the Inhuman Woolf?
Aaron Jaffe, guest editor

Baddest Modernism: The Scales and Lines of Inhuman Time
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Portrait of Langston Hughes, 3/4 profile


Introducing a collection of pedagogy essays in 2008, Helen Sword noted an ironic discrepancy. As teachers of modernism, we spend much of our professional lives engaged in a common and challenging pursuit: guiding students through notoriously difficult texts. Nevertheless, teaching is often what we don’t talk about when we come together to talk about modernism. Listen for mention of the classroom in conference talks or read for it in the pages...

Mar 1, 2016



A venue for responses to articles and other content in Modernism/modernity .

Mar 2, 2016

What Are You Reading?


Older books, new again—or encountered for the first time.

Feb 9, 2016


Between “Invisible Man” and “After the Fall”

When race is pictured historically, it often is removed from leftist radicalism. (Ellison’s novel Invisible Man is about Harlem in the 1930s, a decade when even middle of the road intellectuals were at their most socialist.) Likewise, when the “American” is imagined, it is at a...

Oct 15, 2016

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