Clusters

Mind the Gap! Modernism and Feminist Praxis

“Mind the Gap! Modernism and Feminist Praxis” marks Modernism/ modernity ’s first forum dedicated to feminism and women modernists. Our forum situates its arguments at the nerve center of twentieth-century feminism, engaging diverse aspects of modern women’s lives through equally diverse methodologies. Feminism serves as a mode of critical discourse as well as an object of study, a...

Aug 7, 2017

What is Sexual Modernity?

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...

Oct 25, 2016

Blogs

Tearing Free

A daguerreotype, a picture made with the world’s first practical photographic technology, can’t survive the experience of being looked at unless it is framed under glass. Removed from the frame, the ephemeral image can be wiped off its metal backing as easily as a blackboard is erased. But the crystal that protects a daguerreotype is really an emblem of the barrier between

Oct 26, 2017

Modernist Memories of Fascism: Women’s Writing in the Age of Trump

As a scholar of early-twentieth-century literature, I have not found it necessary to address contemporary political issues in my work. However, the election of Donald Trump has forced me to change my thoughts about writing in general and more specifically, about publishing on modernist women writers. In the present academic climate, many who read and teach in the perpetually unpopular field of...

Sep 28, 2017

Discussions

Responses

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

Mar 2, 2016

What Are You Reading?

Re/discoveries

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

Feb 9, 2016

Recent Scholarship

A What Are You Reading? forum on recent publications in the field.

Feb 9, 2016