Hello and welcome to The Modernist Review, a new online space for ideas, opinions and tit-bits in modernism.
Set up and hosted by the British Association for Modernist Studies, The Modernist Review is designed to provide a platform for scholars and others with a keen interest in modernism to share new and emerging work.
With the caveat that no single space can hope to truly represent the range of activity being undertaken in modernist studies today, we hope to make The Modernist Review a place where a wide range of ideas can be presented to a wide audience.
This does not mean sacrificing serious scholarship, however.
There are too few venues — could there ever be too many? — for scholars to publish work which may not be as fully-formed as a journal article you’d send for peer review, yet is still worth sharing.
We believe that accessible does not necessarily mean less rigorous, and while we intend to make The Modernist Review an interesting read for non-academic audiences, we also want it to be a good place to share those research off-cuts that don’t really fit anywhere else.
If you’ve come across a curious book, poster, film or quotation which doesn’t work in your current project, this is where to send it. Similarly, if a late-night thought leaves you with a thousand words on the state of modernist studies, we’d like to see them.
And if you want to review a book or exhibition, get in touch: we may be able to help!
Thank you for reading and we hope to hear from you soon.
(Helen Saunders and Stephanie Boland)