This is a place where teachers who have used the MJP archive in their classes can share their experiences. We welcome a variety of materials, including course syllabi, reading and writing assignments, samples of student work (with the students' permission, of course), and instructional materials about using the MJP site.
On this page, you will find MJP classroom materials organized alphabetically by the teachers who have contributed them, along with a few sentences of professional information about each instructor. You can click on the links below each entry to access the materials that teacher has submitted.
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Instructors and Courses
Ann Ardis is a professor of English and associate dean for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922 (2002), the fifth chapter of which is available in the MJP archive. With Patrick Collier, Ann has coordinated a symposium and edited a collection of essays on Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms (2008). She is also developing a single-author study, tentatively entitled "Before the Great Divides: Anglo-American Modernism in the Public Sphere, 1891-1921," about periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic at the turn of the century that sought to engage an increasingly diverse public in discussions of "modern" literature, art, and politics.
Patrick Collier is an associate professor of English at Ball State University, where he teaches film studies and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature; among his courses that involve periodicals are Studies in British Literature, 1890-1930 (undergraduate), Studies in Early Twentieth-Century British Literature (graduate), and a Seminar on British Authors: Joyce, Lawrence, and Rebecca West (graduate). Patrick is the author of Modernism on Fleet Street (2006) and numerous articles on the relationships between literature and the periodical press. With Ann Ardis, he coordinated a symposium and edited a collection of essays on Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms (2008). He is currently researching a book project on poetry and the print marketplace in Great Britain, 1900-1940.
Jeff Drouin is Associate Director of the MJP. He teaches at the University of Tulsa, where he is an Assistant Professor of English with a special focus on Modernism and the Digital Humanities. His first book, James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture, is to be pulbished by Routledge in 2012. Jeff taught the course materials below when he was a Ph.D. candidate in English at the City University of New York Graduate Center and an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He also constructed, with his CUNY students, an interactive timeline using MJP magazines.
- Modernist Magazines and Digital Humanities (Undergraduate Seminar, Summer 2009): syllabus
- Project 1 for "Modernist Magazines and Digital Humanities": Getting to Know the Magazines
- Project 2: Topics of Early Modernism, 1900-1914
- Project 3: Modernism, Magazines, and the Great War, 1914-1919
- Project 4: Modernism after the War, 1920+
- Final Paper Assignment
Matthew Hart is an assistant professor in the Department of English and the Unit for Criticism at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently finishing a book manuscript, Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Vernacular Discourse, and the State and beginning a second project on contemporary UK culture, Late Britain: Millennial Narratives. With Jim Hansen, Matthew co-edited Contemporary Literature and the State, a special issue of Contemporary Literature (Winter 2008).
Celena Kusch is an assistant professor of American Literature in the Department of Langauges, Literature, and Composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. Celena's PowerPoint presentation, "Steps for Searching," offers students a step-by-step guide for conducting full-text searches using the MJP's basic search engine.
Sean Latham is a professor of English at the University of Tulsa, co-director of the MJP, editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, and author of Am I a Snob? Modernism and the Novel (2003), Joyce's Modernism (2005), and The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef (2009). He has also published over a dozen articles in journals like PMLA, New Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, and the Journal of Modern Literature. In 2009 he served as president of the Modernist Studies Association. With Mark Morrisson, Sean is co-editor of the new Journal of Modern Periodical Studies.
Mark Morrisson is a professor of English and Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University, where he serves as Associate Head of the English Department. Mark was also a founder of the Modernist Studies Association. He has published several articles on little magazines, and two monographs, Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory (2007) and The Public Face of Modernism: Little Magazines, Audiences, and Reception 1905-1920 (2001). With Jack Selzer, he has edited a facsimile edition of the Parisian little magazine Tambour (1929-1930) (2002). With Sean Latham, he is co-editor of the new Journal of Modern Periodical Studies.
Gayle Rogers is assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also affiliated with the European Studies Center and the Center for Latin American Studies. He teaches primarily twentieth-century literature, with a focus on Anglo- and Hispanophone modernisms. He has recently completed his book project, Modernism and the New Spain: Literary History, Cosmopolitanism, and Cultural Politics, 1922-1939.
Emily Steinlight is a collegiate assistant professor of Humanities and a Harper & Schmidt junior fellow at the University of Chicago. In her dissertation (Brown University, 2009) Emily focused on the emergence of "the masses" and the politics of population in nineteenth-century British literature, philosophy, and social science. Her article "Anti-Bleak House: Advertising and the Victorian Novel" appeared in Narrative (May 2006).
Mark Wollaeger is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University and a past president of the Modernist Studies Association. He is the author of Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism (1990) and Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 (2006) and the editor of two collections of essays on James Joyce. With Kevin Dettmar, Mark is also co-editor of Modernist Literature and Culture, a book series published by Oxford University Press.
- English 325 (Spring 2005): syllabus
- Student paper (involving The New Age): "Mapping Motorphobia: Motorcars, Culture, and Howards End" by Josh Epstein, Katherine Fusco, and Brian Rejack
- Student paper (involving The New Age): "Joyce's Portrait: Nationalism, Exile, and the Police" by Ben Graydon and Kimberly McColl
- Student paper (involving The New Age): "Locating Lawrence's Lost Girl: Contemporary Debates in the New Age Archive" by Nafissa Thompson and Lauren Wood