Clusters

Translation and/as Disconnection

Only Disconnect?: The Flickering Circuits of Modernist Translation

As E. M. Forster implied, connection often creates more problems than it solves. Indeed, one of the many lessons of the 2016 election cycle and the current political climate in the United States is that few things drive people farther apart than being connected to one another. The utopian dreams of the 1990s in which...

Sep 11, 2018

From Practice to Theory: A Forum on the Future of Modernist Digital Humanities

The future of the digital humanities is field-specific. Past models of the digital humanities (DH) have emphasized interdisciplinarity—not, perhaps, so much the idealized version of interdisciplinarity that implies a fertilizing combination of disciplines and their existing, unique methods as the strategic development and deployment of new, shareable methods that could (at least theoretically...

Jul 30, 2018

Blogs

American Memory, Forgotten Wars

November 2018 not only sees the US midterm elections which will allow the American people to respond at the ballot box to the tumultuous and often exhaustingly toxic political environment during the Trump presidency. It also brings the less heralded and seemingly more distant centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War on November 11th, 1918. Yet another world historical...

Nov 2, 2018

The World of Close Reading


Cambridge, King’s College Library (1865). A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library.

When a convener adds Things Fall Apart (1959) to their syllabus something strange happens. If all goes well the class will read Chinua Achebe’s novel together, discussions will grow around the colonial history of Nigeria, and textual details will emerge...

Oct 3, 2018

Discussions

Interventions

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

Nov 22, 2017

Responses

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

Mar 2, 2016

What Are You Reading?

Modernist Baedekers

A forum for reviewing handbooks, companions, pedagogical volumes, introductions, etc.

Aug 14, 2018

Re/discoveries

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

Feb 9, 2016