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

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


Pragmatism and Pedagogy: The Disciplinary Legacy of Hum 6

What can the acknowledgements page of an academic book reveal to us about the discipline of literary studies? Scholarly acknowledgment is often characterized by the special fulsomeness of its intimate enumeration of gratitude. It’s easy to experience a kind of vertigo when moving from the cozy intimacy of these expressions of thanks to the rigorous delimitations and impersonal critical surveys...

Jan 4, 2018

The Arrested Flight of Surreality: The Belgrade Surrealist Circle (Field Report with Invitation)

Cushioned in an archival box in the Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia , lies a remarkable surrealist photograph: Nikola Vučo ’s The Arrested Flight of Surreality ( Zadržano bekstvo nadstvarnosti , 1929, fig. 1). Posing as a visual riddle, the photograph shows the figure of a woman with her back to the viewer, as if intent on moving on, or fleeing, and the...

Dec 17, 2017



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