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The Modernist Journals Project is a major resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. Our primary mission is to produce digital editions of culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century and make them freely available to the public on our website.... (more about the MJP)

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News & 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).
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.