[Msa-discuss] modernist poetry

Ron Silliman rsillima at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 9 17:33:28 EDT 2008

All of the Nation, going back to the 1860s, is online & available at the magazine's website,

Ron Silliman

--- On Sun, 3/9/08, Drouin, Jeffrey <JDrouin at gc.cuny.edu> wrote:

> From: Drouin, Jeffrey <JDrouin at gc.cuny.edu>
> Subject: RE: [Msa-discuss] modernist poetry
> To: "Robert Scholes" <Robert_Scholes at brown.edu>, msa-discuss at jhupress.jhu.edu
> Date: Sunday, March 9, 2008, 5:18 PM
> Dear Professor Scholes and Colleagues,
> Many thanks for the digital edition of Poetry. These
> digitized periodicals are making my dissertation life much,
> much easier. Are there any plans to digitize The Egoist and
> The Little Review?
> Also, does anyone know of digital editions of inter-war
> periodicals like The Criterion, The Dial, The Listener, The
> Nation and Athenaeum, etc.?
> Since you ask about scholarship and pedagogy, this Summer
> I'll be teaching a graduate course on modernism and
> material culture for which the MJP will be a prime
> resource. As of now, I'm planning to do some
> foundational readings and then have students each pick a
> work and some issue surrounding it, which they'll
> investigate in its original material context. The idea
> would be for students to compile their research on a wiki
> or Drupal website, learning some descriptive bibliography
> and textual criticism along the way, and then turn it into
> a resource. It should also provide an opportunity to
> discuss differences between material originality and
> digital culture. I'm wondering how other people have
> taught periodicals or material modernism.
> Best regards,
> Jeff Drouin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: msa-discuss-bounces at jhupress.jhu.edu on behalf of
> Robert Scholes
> Sent: Sun 3/9/2008 5:19 PM
> To: msa-discuss at jhupress.jhu.edu
> Subject: [Msa-discuss] modernist poetry
> Colleagues--I am pleased to announce to you that a digital
> edition of 
> Poetry: A Magazine of Verse from 1912 to 1922 is in the
> process of 
> appearing on the Modernist Journals Project web site. 
> Additional 
> volumes will be added over the coming months, and missing
> issues will 
> fill any gaps in the volumes presently available.  Working
> on this 
> edition I have been impressed over and over again by the
> vitality of 
> the magazine--not only the stunning array of modern poets
> who 
> appeared in its pages, but the intensity and lucidity of
> the critical 
> debates over the proper form and content of modern poetry. 
> As Dryden 
> once wrote of Chaucer, "here is God's
> plenty"--but in this case, 
> Harriet Monroe was the supplier of the plenty.  She
> deserves more 
> recognition as a major shaper of modernism.
> This digital edition is based mainly on copies of the
> original 
> issues, with covers and advertising intact, supplied by the
> University of Chicago Library, supplemented in some cases
> by copies 
> from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Tulsa
> University's 
> McFarlin Library and by the MJP itself.  We are very
> grateful to 
> Chicago and the other libraries for their support of this
> project.
> I urge you to explore this new resource, and to think of
> ways to use 
> it in your study and teaching of modern culture and
> literature.
> Respectfully,
> Bob Scholes
> Robert Scholes
> Professor of Modern Culture and Media (Research)
> Director Modernist Journals Project
> Brown University
> RS
> <http://www.brown.edu/Departments/MCM/people/scholes/default.html>
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