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MJP News and Updates

Chicago Modernism (February 2018)

Focusing on Poetry and The Little Review, the two journals in the MJP’s collection that began in Chicago, Chicago Modernism is a new MJP resource that identifies where contributors to these magazines lived while relating their residence information to the rest of the MJP’s data on the journals. Featuring downloadable datasets and maps visualizing residence data, the site will help us discover how important Chicagoans were to Poetry and The Little Review—and how far each journal's contributor network reached out into the world.

Introducing The Dilettante (July 2017)

The Dilettante, the latest addition to the MJP's collection of little magazines, is an "ephemeral bibelot" published in Spokane, Washington beginning in 1898; the MJP's edition covers most of volume one.

MJP journals now available at the BDR (July 2017)

The Brown Digital Repository (BDR) has now ingested all of the MJP's journals, giving users a new way to access these magazines. Click here to access the MJP's collection page at the BDR.

Remembering Bob Scholes (December 2016)

On December 9, 2016, Robert Scholes died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Barrington, Rhode Island; he was 87 years old. Bob was a brilliant scholar of literature, and his career was distinguished by a long list of achievements, including the creation of this website and database, The Modernist Journals Project ... (more). For an overview of Bob's life and career, click here.

The MJP finishes work on its NEH grant (July 2015)

We have now completed our digital editions of McClure's Magazine (117 issues from 1900-1910), The Smart Set (120 issues from 1913-1922), and Camera Work (50 issues from 1903-1917).

McClure's Magazine is now online (December 2014)

Issues from all eleven years of the MJP's edition of McClure's Magazine (1900 - 1910) are now available on the MJP website. We will upload outstanding issues as we finish working on them.

Smart Set and Camera Work issues now available (October 2014)

We've begun to post issues from the remaining two journals of our NEH grant, The Smart Set (1913-1922) and Camera Work (1903-1917), with more issues coming soon.

Introducing the Masses Work Site (January 2014)

The Masses Work Site on the MJP Lab is a resource for exploring the MJP's Masses detabase using quantitative analysis and visualization tools. It includes stastical information about the magazine, graphs of contributor and book review networks, charts about the gender of contributors, and the full text of the magazine uploaded (and ready for word searches) on Voyant.

The MJP's edition of The Masses is now complete (November 2013)

All 79 issues of The Masses, from January 1911 to November/December 1917, are now available on the MJP website, and the MJP's datafiles for The Masses are also now available in the MJP_Lab's Sourceforge repository. Please note the peculiar numbering of the original issues of the magazine: volume 2 does not exist, while volume 3 consists of just six issues and volumes 7 and 10 consist of only one issue each.

An Introduction to the Imagist Anthologies (March 2013)

Abel Debritto, a Fulbright Fellow at the MJP, has composed an introduction to Imagism and the Imagist Anthologies that Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, and others published between 1914 and 1917. Click here to read it.

A New Introduction to The Freewoman (December 2012)

Barbara Green, an associate professor of English at Notre Dame, has composed an introduction to the MJP's edition of The Freewoman: A Weekly Feminist Review; click here to read it. The MJP is now providing introductions to all three of Dora Marsden's magazines; see also Susan Solomon's introduction to The New Freewoman and The Egoist as well as Bob Scholes's general introduction to the three journals.

The Seven Arts is now online (October 2012)

All twelve issues (and one supplement) of The Seven Arts (1916-1917) are now available at the MJP. This is the first of five American journals that we will be making available over the course of the next two years as part of our current NEH grant.

Le Petit Journal des Refusées: new and improved (October 2012)

We’ve replaced our old version of Le Petit Journal des Refusées (1896) with a high-resolution duplicate, and we’ve supplemented this one copy with two others—which now gives users three unique views of this very peculiar journal.

A New Introduction to Le Petit Journal des Refusées (September 2012)

Brad Evans, an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, has composed an introduction to Le Petit Journal des Refusées, a very curious single-issue magazine published by Gelett Burgess in the summer of 1896. Click here to read it.

. . . And a New Introduction to Rhythm and The Blue Review (August 2012)

Carey Snyder, an associate professor of English at Ohio University, has composed an introduction to the MJP's editions of Rhythm (1911-1913), a little magazine of modernist art and literature edited by John Middleton Murry, and its short-lived successor, The Blue Review (1913). Click here to read it.

The RMS Titanic in MJP Journals (April 2012)

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Jonathan Tinnin and Mattew Kochis (both from the University of Tulsa) have assembled this short piece that brings together many of the references to the tragedy that appeared in MJP journals, from April 1912 through June 1920.

The MJP Wins NEH Grant (March 2012)

The Modernist Journals Project has been awarded a two-year grant of $270,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize substantial runs of five American journals: McClure's (1901-1910), The Smart Set (1913-1922), The Masses (1911-1917), Camera Work (1903-1917), and The Seven Arts (1916-1917). The grant will be administered by the University of Tulsa, and the work will be done at both Brown and Tulsa.

Imagist Anthologies Now Online (March 2012)

In 1914, Ezra Pound put Imagism on the map by publishing Des Imagistes: An Anthology. Three more Imagist anthologies followed, edited by H. D. & Richard Aldington (in 1915) and by Amy Lowell (in 1916 & 1917). All four anthologies, including three versions of Pound's Des Imagistes, can now be found here.

The MJP Adds a British Journal from the Late Nineteenth Century (Feburary 2012)

The Dome, published in London between March 1897 and May 1898, is a quarterly that proudly claims to contain "examples of all the arts" in each issue. You can find all five issues from the first series of the magazine here.

Latest Developments at the MJP Lab (February 2012)

We've now uploaded to our Sourceforge repository the MJP's catalogue records and text transcript files for three more journals: The Crisis, Blast, and The Tyro. We're also making available there three plain-text datasets for each of the nine journals now represented on the site (Blast, Crisis, Freewoman, New Freewoman, Egoist, Little Review, Others, Poetry, and Tyro). These datasets make it easy to access the MJP's catalogue information about these journals. Click here for more information about the datasets, and here about how to use them.

A New Way to Access MJP Journals (October 2011)

Click here to see the new MJP Lab website and its latest feature—an interactive timeline that visualizes all 19 MJP journals with links to their collection pages.

The MJP Announces the Newest Addition to Its Staff

We want to give a warm welcome to Jeff Drouin, who joins the MJP this fall as its new Associate Director. Jeff is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Tulsa, and has a background in both modernism and computing.

A New Introduction to Others

Suzanne W. Churchill, Professor of English at Davidson College, has composed an introduction to the MJP's edition of Others: A Magazine of the New Verse. And Bob Scholes, co-director of the MJP, has composed a general introduction to the three journals at the MJP edited by Dora Marsden: The Freewoman, The New Freewoman, and The Egoist.

An Introduction to The New Freewoman and The Egoist

Susan Solomon, a doctoral student at Brown, has just completed an introduction to the second and third of Dora Marsden's journals; click here to read it.

The MJP Completes Work on Its NEH Grant

Last year, the MJP was hard at work creating digital editions of six journals—an effort funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. That work is now complete and includes the following:

  • The Crisis (1910-1922): the first thirteen years (and 146 issues) of the house journal of the N.A.A.C.P., edited by W. E. B. Du Bois.
  • The Freewoman (1911-1912), The New Freewoman (1913), and The Egoist (1914-1919): all 134 issues of this famously evolving triad of journals, edited first by Dora Marsden and later by Harriet Shaw Weaver.
  • The Little Review (1914-1922): the first 9 volumes (and 74 issues), edited by Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap.
  • Others (1915-1919): all 26 issues of this little magazine devoted to modern poetry, edited by Alfred Kreymborg.

The MJP Completes Its Edition of Others

All five volumes of Others (1915-1919) are now online. Among the great poems that appear in this journal are Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" and Mina Loy's "Songs to Joannes."

The MJP Completes Its Edition of The Egoist

All six volumes of The Egoist (1914-1919) are now online, which include T. S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent" and all 25 installments of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

The MJP Completes Its Edition of The Crisis

All 146 issues from the first thirteen years of The Crisis are now online. Among these pages can be found Langston Hughes's early poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," Jessie Fauset's story "Emmy," and innumerable pieces by the magazine's editor, W. E. B. Du Bois, including a history of the black man in the first world war.

The MJP Completes Its Editions of The Little Review, The Freewoman, and The New Freewoman

We've now uploaded the first nine volumes of The Little Review (1914-1922), which include 23 installments (and the first 13 episodes) of Joyce's Ulysses, among many other famous works of modernism. We have also completed all 47 issues of The Freewoman (1911-1912) as well as all 13 issues of The New Freewoman (1913).

The MJP Has Revamped Its Teaching Pages

We've expanded the teaching and research pages on the MJP website, so we can now offer more guidance to teachers and students about using the MJP archive and its resources. As part of this expansion, we've also introduced an instructional wiki, which should make it easier than ever for members of our community to share their insights and experiences using the MJP.

The MJP Receives NEH Grant to Digitize Additional Journals

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded us a grant to create digital editions of the following periodicals: The Crisis from 1910 to 1922 (organ of the NAACP, W. E. B. Du Bois, editor), The Little Review from 1914 to 1922 (Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, editors), The Freewoman/New Freewoman/Egoist (1911-1919, Dora Marsden and Harriet Weaver, editors), and Others: A Magazine of the New Verse (1915-1919, Alfred Kreymborg, editor). This work began at Brown and Tulsa on July 1st, 2010.

Wheels: An Introduction is now available at the MJP

Michael Cotsell, Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, has written a new introduction to Wheels, the anthology of verse published by the Sitwell siblings from 1916 to 1921.

MJP Improvements

In addition to adding new material, we try to make regular improvements to the functioning of the site. Currently we have restored functionality to all the links to biographies of artists and writers in our digital text of The New Age. If you notice things that need improvement please notify us at :

An Introduction to Poetry

David Ben-Merre's introduction to Poetry magazine, "There must be great audiences too"—Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, is now available on the MJP website. (If you encounter difficulty displaying this essay in a Firefox browser on a PC, please try upgrading to Firefox version 3.6.) For ideas about assignments using Poetry magazine, please follow this link.

Scribner's Now Online

The MJP has completed its edition of Scribner's Magazine from 1910 through 1922. Within the next few weeks we will post an Introduction to the magazine that foregrounds some of its most distinctive features.

“On or about December 1910...”

The MJP's 1910 Collection, a set of 24 sample issues of magazines published within a year of the date when Virginia Woolf said "human character changed," is now available on our journals page and part of our searchable database.

Poetry Now Online

Our edition of Poetry magazine, from its founding in 1912 through 1922, is now complete and available on our journals page. For ideas about assignments using this magazine, please follow this link.