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Internet Resources for the Study of Modernist Journals

This is a highly selective list of active sites. If you know of a site that you think should be added to the list, please let us know and we will check it out.

Conrad First: The Joseph Conrad Periodical Archive

  • Described as "an open-access archive of the serials which first published the work of Joseph Conrad," Stephen Donovan's web resource, at Uppsala University, Sweden, presents Conrad's serial publications in the context of the full magazine in which they first appeared, along with some background info about those magazines and Conrad's involvement with them. The site is invaluable to Conrad scholars, and important to anyone with an interest in modernism and magazines.

Every Week Magazine

  • "Every Week Magazine, published from 1915-1918, was a significant magazine phenomenon of its day, with a weekly circulation of 600,000 copies. The contents provide a rich cultural resource for those interested in the World War I home front, popular fiction, advertising, and constructions of race and gender during this period."

Google Books

  • Offers a dizzying array of magazines, including a full run of Life Magazine, from 1936-1972, though finding what you're looking for here can often be difficult.

The International Dada Archive

  • Described as "a scholarly resource for the study of the historic Dada movement," this site features a Digital Dada Library that includes scanned (image-only, non-searchable) copies of "major periodicals of the Dada movement form Zurich, Berlin, Paris, and elsewhere" as well as publications by major Dadaists.

Little Magazines and Modernism

  • This site, maintained by Suzanne Churchill and her students at Davidson College, surveys forty little magazines from the early twentieth century, providing useful bibliographical information about each journal and its contributors.

Magazine Modernisms: A Blog Dedicated to Modern Periodical Studies

  • The MagMod blog, moderated by James Murphy, "is committed to examining modernism in all its diversity, including early, middle, late and post-modernism; high, middle-brow, and mass culture; magazines, newspapers, zines, and digital media.... In addition to alerting readers about conferences, calls-for-papers, new publications, and other periodical studies news, Magazine Modernisms provides a forum for opinion, commentary, collaboration, query, and debate. One of our main aims is to inform readers about new and little-known digital resources for the study of periodicals."

The Modernist Magazines Project

  • The MMP is a British resource that provides information about many British journals published between 1880 and 1945. It offers thousands of images of magazine pages and a great deal of useful data. The MMP is the British counterpart of the MJP.

The Pulp Magazines Project

  • Created by David Earle and Patrick Belk, the Pulp Magazines Project is "an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers."

The Virtual 1925 Newsstand Project

  • David Earleā€™s Virtual Newsstand Project is a web resource at the University of West Florida that digitally reproduces sample magazines that could have appeared on an actual American newsstand in 1925. The site, maintained by David and his students, also offers information about the magazines and images from the era.