Author Archives: gaylerogers

Paris Review on MJP

There’s a nice nod to the MJP on the Paris Review‘s blog, and then there’s this earlier one in the Times.

Print Modernities CFP

Here’s a CFP for an upcoming grad conference in BC; Mark Morrisson is the keynote speaker.


The Codex Helpdesk

I’m sure plenty of you have seen this already, but I thought it made a nice (funny!) commentary on our approach toward the other side of the codex model:

What American modernist mags looked like abroad

Anyone interested in how American modernist magazines were read (and why they were read) in Spain would enjoy a piece by a renowned scholar and translator in the 1910s and 20s, Enrique Díez-Canedo.  He contributed a long review to Ortega’s Revista de Occidente in 1925 called ‘El país donde florece la poesía,” and it only takes high school Spanish to get through all the important parts of it.  Among the reviews he review are: Poetry, Little Review, Others, Contemporary Verse, The Quill, The Lyric West, Palms, and Interludes.  It’s fascinating; he sees some figures whom we know as famous as being important, others as even more deserving of praise whom we mostly ignore (Waldo Frank is in the latter camp, for one).

In Rev de Occ VII:21 (Feb. 1925): [sorry, lost the pg #s, somewhere around 357-62.]  Most university libraries will have this journal; if not, it’s available bound through ILL. It was easily the most influential Hispanophone review of the 20s and 30s.

Espresso Book Machine

Pitt just bought one of these, will demonstrate it next week. It sounds pretty amazing, able to print any book for which it has a digital file, in or out of print, in a matter of minutes–all for only $75,000! My questions, of course, are (1) whether copyright is too messy for it to do some titles researchers like us would really need, and (2) if it can re-print periodicals if you were to feed it, say, the digital file of BLAST (I’m dubious on that one).

Espresso Book Machine site