The Editors


Volume 29, Number 3, September 2022

1450–1950: The Gutenberg Galaxy According to Bob Brown
Ross Hair

Out of This Nettle: T. S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding III” and the Environment of What Grows
LeeAnn Derdeyn

The Pure and the Dirty: Censorship, Obscenity, and the Modern Bookshop
Andrew Thacker

“Rolls Rough”: William Carlos Williams on the Thrills and Ills of Automobility
Joel Duncan

“Tempus Tacendi”: The Late Silence of Ezra Pound
Sean Mark

The Language of Dreams: Psychoanalysis, Egyptology, and Literary Culture
Eleanor Dobson

“The Beautiful Future”: Harold Monro, F. T. Marinetti, and Early Modernist Poetry in England
Robyn Jakeman

Edward Krasiński’s “Overhead Sculptures”: A Manifestation of Modernity
Elżbieta Błotnicka-Mazur

Well This is The New Year

Happy New Year! COVID time being what it is, we get to celebrate the beginning of a new school year (the September 2022 issue, 29.3) and the beginning of a new calendar year (2023) simultaneously. We editors are crawling ourselves out of our pandemic delays, determined to gradually bring the issue date and the calendar back into sync.

Notes on Annotations

Greetings! This editor’s note marks the publication of a new print issue of Modernism/modernity and thus a new cycle here on Print+. Issue 29.2 is—or soon will be—in your mailboxes and it’s another exciting collection of the best of modernist studies today.

Volume 29, Number 2, April 2022

Global Autofictional Flânerie
Shaj Mathew

Eccentric Primitivism: The World of Jan “Eskimo” Welzl
Václav Lucien Paris

“An Eternal Dance”: Paul Claudel, Japan, and Thermodynamics
Ryan Johnson

Unpacking the MoMA Myth: Modernism under Revision
Sandra Zalman

Dancing Returns: Recovering Modernism’s Movements
Michelle Clayton

Volume 29, Number 1, January 2022

Hart Crane: The “Architectural Art”
Jo Gill

Developing a Lyric Carapace: Urban Mood, Rebellious Banality, and George Oppen’s Obscured Modernism
David Hobbs

Freedom on Trial: Kafka’s Modernist Tragedy
Jensen Suther

Almost Winning: Speculation, Temporality, and Casino Capitalism in Chekhov
Alisa Zhulina

Homme-Insecte: Form, Typus, Fetish
Fabienne Collignon

Sylvia Plath's Aerial Poetics
Jeremy Lowenthal

Don't Ask, Won't Tell? Sexual Science and the Case Biography of Sodomy in Colonial India
Robel Sequeira

The Adventure of Technology: Kipling, the Motorcar, and National Regeneration
Eva Chen


The Color of Modernism
Gabriel Hankins


“Consider a shoulder”: Leaning on Collaboration in Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time
Jennifer J. Smith


Robert A. Davidson
The Hotel: Occupied Space
Randi Saloman

Eurie Dahn
Jim Crow Networks: African American Periodical Cultures
Brooks E. Hefner

Mary Jean Corbett
Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts
Sarah Parker

Alexandra Kieffer
Debussy’s Critics: Sound, Affect, and the Experience of Modernism
Cristina L. Ruotolo

Chris Forster
Filthy Material: Modernism and the Media of Obscenity
Allison Pease

Douglas Mao
Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice
Greg Forter

Jaipreet Virdi
Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History
Kim Adams

Volume 28, Number 4, November 2021

Postcolonial Modernism and the Camera Eye: Eliot Elisofon’s Photographs of African Art
Emily Hyde

Suspended Affect and Harlem Renaissance Poetics
Sean Weidman

A Savage Corpse: Colonialism, Anticolonialism, and the Hebrew Modernist Avant Garde
Hana Morgenstern

Volume 28, Number 3, September 2021

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Identity’s Elsewhere: White Queer Diasporic Feeling in Willa Cather’s Fiction
Eric Newman

Willa Cather’s Queer Economy
Joseph Dimuro

Love in the Flesh: Virginia Woolf, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Other Amorous Victorians
Andrea Zemgulys

Meter and Modernist Prose: Verse Fragments in Woolf’s The Years
Chris Townsend

Langston Hughes, Blues Poetry, and the Distance between Poems and Songs
Florian Gargaillo

The Little Reviews

A Forum for capsule review of recent books of interest to our readers.

If you would like to write a capsule review (250-300 words) of one of the books featured in the Books of Interest section of our more recent print issues, we would welcome your submission at Please include the issue number in which the book is listed in your correspondence.

Volume 28, Number 2, April 2021

Towards an Oceanian Modernism
Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long

Sacred Space, Secular Time: Sundown and the Indigenous Modernism of John Joseph Mathews
Alexander Steele

Aztec Cubists Between Paris and New York: Diego Rivera, Marius de Zayas and the Reception of Mexican Antiquities in the 1910s
Laura Moure Cecchini

The Present, the Modern, and Modernization: Reexamining Latin American Modernity in the Writing of Alberto Cruz
Maxwell Woods

Reverse Imperial Ethnography and C. L. R. James's London Writing
Elizabeth Evans

Garden Work: Prosaic Alightments Among Modern Ecology and "Kew Gardens"
Katherine Greulich

Olive Moore, Queer Ecology and Anthropocene Modernism
David Shackleton


Recovery Work:  Nathaniel Kahn’s The Price of Everything and Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women
John Paul Rollert


Jean-Christophe Cloutier
Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of African American Literature
Laura Helton

Maria Taroutina
The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival
Sarah Warren

Aaron Jaffe
Spoiler Alert: A Critical Guide
Guy Stevenson

Julie Beth Napolin
The Fact of Resonance: Modernist Acoustics and Narrative Form
Jean-Thomas Tremblay

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé
A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature after Wittgenstein
Greg Chase

Olga Solovieva
Christ's Subversive Body: Practices of Religious Rhetoric in Culture and Politics
Charles Lock

Bruce Peter
Jet Age Hotels and the International Style 1950–1965
Faye Hammill

Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick
Reclaiming Assia Wevill: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, and the Literary Imagination
Janet Badia


A Laurel and a Few Steps Forward

I’m very pleased to announce that in January Print Plus received the Council of Editors of Learned Journals’ inaugural Best Digital Feature award. The citation praised the platform as “a model to which print scholarly journals with a digital component might aspire,” specifically referencing the variety of forums and our “breathtaking array of content.” This is the second major award for the platform since Debra Rae Cohen launched it in 2016. A lot of editorial blood, sweat, and, well, maybe a tear or two, have gone into it, but of course the reason readers keep coming back is the content.

Recent Scholarship

A forum for reviews of recent publications and important books we may have missed the first time around. It also includes "Race in the Modernism/modernity Archives: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond."

Volume 27, Number 3, September 2020

Introduction: Anarchism and the Hermeneutics of Faith
Roger Rothman, guest editor

Creative Nothingness: Dada as Art, Politics, and Religion in Interwar Japan
James Mark Shields

Ananda Coomaraswamy: Anarchizing Performance, East and West
Kimberly Croswell

Clyfford Still on the Margins of Anarchy
Allan Antliff

Pacifism, Realism, and Pathology: Alex Comfort, Cecil Collins, and Neo-Romantic Art during World War II
Mark Antliff

Goblin Modernism: Modernism, Anarchism, and the Radical Fantastic
James Gifford

Volume 27, Number 2, April 2020

“The World’s Heavy Gaze”: Cin-aereality in the Postwar Avant-Gardes
Paula Amad

Exceeding Modernism: Romantic Artists in the Twentieth Century
Paul Cuff

Lateness and the Politics of Filmic Excess
Matthew Noble-Olson

Ink Splashes on Camera: Calligraphy, Action Painting, and Mass Media in Postwar Japan
Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer


“Cinematic Blossoming”: Duchamp, Chess, and Infraqueer Mating
Christophe Wall-Romana

Original Nonsense: James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, and Modernism’s Genius
Robert S. Lehman

Duchamp Culture/Cunningham Dance
Carrie Noland

A Desire for the Readymade: Duchamp’s Emergency in Favor of Twice
Julia Robinson


Feasts and Fasts: Towards a Modernist Food Studies
Rebecca Bowler


Sam Rose
Art and Form: From Roger Fry to Global Modernism
Patrick Fessenbecker

Anne Jamison
Kafka’s Other Prague: Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic
Veronika Tuckerova

Leonard Diepeveen
Modernist Fraud: Hoax, Parody, Deception
Sunny Stalter-Pace

Nicholas Brown
Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art Under Capitalism
Lisa Siraganian

David Lloyd
Beckett’s Thing: Painting and Theatre
Andrew Kincaid

Christopher A. Snyder
Gatsby’s Oxford: Scott, Zelda, and the Jazz Age Invasion of Britain, 1904–1929
Kevin J. Hayes

Jacob Edmond
Make it the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media 
Anatoly Detwyler

Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, and Julie McCormick Weng, ed.
Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism
Valérie Bénéjam


Volume 27, Number 1, January 2020

How to Do Things with Futurism: Traces of Futurism in Hebrew
Nana Ariel

“Talking Hebrew in every language under the sun”: Emma Lazarus, Charles Reznikoff, and the Origins of Documentary Poetics 
Joshua Wall

Subject to a Vital Machine: The Political Ambivalence of Avant-garde Aesthetics 
Christopher Williams-Wynn

The Noise of Mediation: Dorothy Richardson’s Sonic Modernity 
Adam Guy

Erika Mann, the BBC German Service, and Foreign-Language Broadcasting during WWII 
Vike Martina Plock

Pound Notes in German Markets: Paul Celan, Usury, and the Postwar Currency of Ezra Pound 
Philip Gerard

Volume 26, Number 4, November 2019

Limitless Museum: P. M. Bardi’s Aesthetic Reeducation
Adrian Anagnost

Character Defects: The Racialized Addict and Nella Larsen’s Passing
Lisa Mendelman

“The Congo is flooding the Acropolis”: Art, “Exhibits,” and the Intercultural in the New Negro Renaissance
Rachel Farebrother

Anachronistic Life: Racial Vitalism and ‘Unhistorical’ Temporality in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem
Jennifer F. Wang

Vegetating Life and the Spirit of Modernism in Kafka and Beckett
Joseph Anderton

Reading Gestures: Body Schema Disorder and Schizophrenia in Kafka’s Modernist Prose
Sonja Boos