Modernist Setting

What does it mean to for a work to be “set” in this place or at that time? This cluster—the first investigation of its kind—explores setting as a primary shaping force of modernist form.

Mar 5, 2018

Scale and Form; or, What was Global Modernism?

Transnational , geopolitical , cosmopolitan , planetary : the language of the global turn in modernist studies is now instantly recognizable to the field’s professional and aspiring practitioners. This new lexicon percolates across journals, conferences, monographs, and other sites of consecrated disciplinary activity, and represents what Aarthi Vadde, in...

Jan 2, 2018


Process Against Progress

I’m taking over the Process blog from Lesley Wheeler at the moment when I’m nearly finished the process of writing my first book and am waiting for page proofs from the press.

Apr 26, 2018

Search and Replace: Josephine Miles and the Origins of Distant Reading

From this day forward, every time you see the name Roberto Busa invoked as a—or the— founding scholar of either quantitative or computational method in the humanities, we want you to mentally search and replace with another name: Josephine Miles.

Apr 11, 2018



A venue for brief articles that intervene in debates in modernist studies.

Nov 22, 2017


A venue for responding to positions voiced in M/m and beyond.

Mar 2, 2016

What Are You Reading?


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