CFP: Magazine Panel at MSA

With the completion of the Brooker and Thacker ‘Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines’, the breadth and depth of modern periodical studies has been radically expanded. But how might we go further? How do we define a ‘modernist magazine’? What might periodicals that operated in the cultural mainstream, with a wider audience, broader content, and higher circulation, have to offer to modernist studies? Can casting a wider net aid study of the periodical marketplace? Continue reading

CFP: MLA Magazine Panel 2

Vulnerable Times in the Archive: Forgotten Modernist Literary Magazines Continue reading

Exciting Show Coming Up on American Little Magazines of the 1890s (NYC)

In a few weeks what looks like a great show will open at the Grolier Club. Continue reading

CFP: MLA Magazine Panel

Periodicals as Tastemakers (Proposed Session for MLA 2014, Chicago)

This session seeks papers which explore the role of periodicals as tastemakers. We especially seek papers which offer new approaches to the study of periodicals, and welcome papers from a variety of fields and disciplines, especially those that look at examples of American or European periodicals as tastemakers from the 19th or 20th century.

Please send your 250 word proposal and cv to Dr. Edward Whitley and
Dr. Melissa Renn at and by February 15, 2013.

MLA Roundtable on Theorizing Periodical Studies

I’m thrilled to be chairing a roundtable discussion at MLA this year.  Organized by Matthew Phillpotts, the panel takes on the problem of theory and periodical studies.  It gathers together some of the top figures in periodical studies and is a must for anyone with an interest in periodicals, Victorian and modern print culture, or digital humanities.  Magazine Modernisms is also providing access to each of the position papers on this site in five posts following this one. Continue reading

MLA Roundtable Paper 1: Towards a Theory of Periodical Studies

Ann Ardis’s paper.

Towards a Theory of Periodical Studies

MLA Roundtable Paper 2: Defining the Thick Journal: Periodical Codes and Common Habitus

Matthew Phillpotts’s paper.

Philpotts MLA 2013

MLA Roundtable Paper 3: The Matter with Media

James Mussell’s paper.

Mussell MLA 2013

MLA Roundtable Paper 4: Method in Periodicals Studies: Follow the Genre

Dallas Liddle’s Paper.

Liddle MLA 2013

MLA Roundtable Paper 5: Affordance and Emergence: Magazine as New Media

Sean Latham’s contribution

Latham MLA 2013