[Msa-discuss] Modernist Journals Project

Ms Cathryn L M Setz cathrynsetz at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 12:05:10 EDT 2012


Hi all, I work on *transition *and look forward to the glorious day when I
can be involved in digitization. I'll probably be 87.

Great news re MJP!

Best,
Cathryn Setz
Birkbeck, University of London
On 31 March 2012 09:20, Scholes, Robert <robert_scholes at brown.edu> wrote:

> The MJP journals are by no means confined to little magazines. That should
> be obvious..
>
> Bob Scholes
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Georgia Smith <gcs5 at students.uwf.edu>wrote:
>
>>   I congratulate the MJP and Blue Mountain for your funding. Beautiful
>> work, and very exciting. I hope that you recognize that this is a win for
>> us all. Yet I  find it disturbing that you felt the need to cc this
>> announcement to the one person that had the bravado to question the texts
>> that are to be included in your funded scholarship. Though I understand
>> (the obviousness) of the pre-1923 texts in terms of legality, why the
>> inclusion of little magazines only?
>> By what barometer are we selecting this canon?
>> G
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Mar 30, 2012, at 5:24 PM, Cliff Wulfman <cwulfman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  May I take this opportunity, Carrie, to augment Bob's announcement with
>> another?
>>
>> Princeton University Library has also been awarded a two-year grant from
>> the NEH to inaugurate the Blue Mountain Project (
>> http://diglib.princeton.edu/bluemountain/), a project to create digital
>> editions of avant-garde arts journals produced in Europe and North America
>> between 1848 and 1923.  Blue Mountain draws on the depth of Princeton’s
>> collections and the expertise of its staff to bring curators, librarians,
>> scholars, and digital humanities researchers together in order to create a
>> freely available, trusted digital repository of important, rare, and
>> fragile texts that both chronicle and embody the emergence of cultural
>> modernity in the West. In its mission statement, the Blue Mountain Project
>> outlines its scope and goals:
>>
>> ****
>>
>> ·       Blue Mountain will concentrate on, but not be limited to, the
>> scarce and ephemeral texts of the period between 1848 and 1923: journals,
>> magazines, manifestos, and other publications which, taken together,
>> underlay the emergence of modernity in Europe and the Americas.****
>>
>> ·       Blue Mountain will focus on no single nation, but will strive to
>> encompass publications in all languages. By creating machine-readable
>> transcriptions of these texts, we will expose them to increasingly
>> sophisticated machine-assisted translation tools that open them to students
>> and scholars from many countries and disciplines.****
>>
>> ·       Blue Mountain believes society benefits from open engagement
>> with its past and is therefore committed to making cultural-heritage
>> materials freely available to all.****
>>
>> ·       Because the publication history of many of these texts is
>> obscure, and because the location, condition, and completeness of remaining
>> holdings are imperfectly known, Blue Mountain will support, foster, and
>> promulgate bibliographic histories and make them available in discursive
>> and encoded forms.****
>>
>> ·       Blue Mountain will be an active participant in the evolving
>> relationship among scholarship, curation, and technology. In adhering to
>> standards and best practices of scholars, librarians, and information
>> scientists, Blue Mountain will maintain a cyberinfrastructure that ensures
>> long-term preservation and access independent of content-delivery software
>> and supports data exchange among projects and disciplines.****
>> The Blue Mountain project is, naturally, adamantly and explicitly in
>> partnership with the MJP.  Blue Mountain will share its English-language
>> journals with the MJP, and the projects will continue to consult one
>> another actively as they refine their technical infrastructures to
>> facilitate interlinking and cross-searching. Doing so is part of their
>> common mission to support scholarship and teaching with the best materials
>> and methods available.
>>
>> The project has already digitized two magazines, *Pan* and *Ver Sacrum; *these
>> can been explored at http://diglib.princeton.edu/bluemountain/.  Once
>> funding begins, expect more materials, more information, and a better
>> website as the project gets under way.
>>
>>
>>     Clifford Wulfman
>> Coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives
>> Princeton University Library
>> One Washington Road
>> Princeton, NJ 08544
>> 609-258-7290
>>  cwulfman at princeton.edu
>>
>>  Cliff Wulfman
>> cwulfman at gmail.com
>>
>>
>>
>>  On Mar 30, 2012, at 5:59 PM, Carrie Noland wrote:
>>
>>  Thank you for letting us know.  I wonder, though, as a scholar of French
>> modernism, why no French periodicals are included.  The journals of the
>> interwar period in France badly need to be better circulated.  Significant
>> organs like --Volontés-- (where Césaire published the Cahier, and of which
>> Eugène Jolas was an editor) should also turn up on the Modernist Journals
>> website.  As should --Cahiers du Sud--, --Fontaine--, --Soutes--,
>> --Commune-- ...
>>
>>
>> Carrie
>>
>>
>> This is wonderful news indeed!
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 30, 2012, at 4:45 PM, Mark Morrisson wrote:
>>
>>
>>  That's terrific!  Congratulations, MJP. What a wonderful resource
>>
>>  these magazines will be.
>>
>>    ---Mark
>>
>>
>>
>>  At 04:08 PM 3/30/2012, Scholes, Robert wrote:
>>
>>
>>  FYI, MSA members: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.
>>
>>
>>  Best wishes,
>>
>>  Bob
>>
>>  --
>>
>>  Robert Scholes
>>
>>  Research Professor of Modern Culture and Media
>>
>>  Co-Director, Modernist Journals Project
>>
>>  RS: <
>>
>>
>> http://www.brown.edu/academics/modern-culture-and-media/home-page-robert-scholes
>>
>>
>>  MJP: <http://www.modjourn.org>
>>
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>>
>>  Interim Head of English
>>
>>  Co-editor, Journal of Modern Periodical Studies
>>
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>> Carrie Noland
>> Professor and Director of the French Program
>> Department of European Languages and Studies
>> Affiliate Faculty, Comparative Literature
>> University of California, Irvine
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> Robert Scholes
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> Co-Director, Modernist Journals Project
> RS: <
> http://www.brown.edu/academics/modern-culture-and-media/home-page-robert-scholes
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> MJP: <http://www.modjourn.org>
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