MSA Up-Close is a column we will run until the start of the MSA conference in order to give readers more information on periodical studies related panels at the 2010 conference. We will be posting paper descriptions, abstracts, and panel descriptions; please make comments and raise questions in the Comments section. Our seventh column features Susan Solomon’s paper, “Global Networks in The Little Review” (originally titled “Network Analysis in the Humanities” in the MSA Preliminary Program) which she will present as part of the Networks and Little Magazines panel.
“Global Networks in the Little Review,” 12 November 2010, 8:30-10am“Network Analysis in the Humanities”
This paper examines how the Little Review’s editor and contributors relate to the European avant-garde (Futurism) through a diversity of textual and rhetorical forms – like citation, review, translation, and criticism – made possible by the magazine’s multi-voiced and serial form. I consider how these networked engagements constitute or contribute to the developing identities of the magazine and of American modernism(s).