The Modernist Journals Project is a multi-faceted project of Brown University and the University of Tulsa. Collecting digitized Modernist periodicals and other materials through 1923, the MJP website is designed to illustrate how essential magazines were to modernism’s rise.
For their term paper, Small Press publishing students will research these archives and explore the role of magazines in shaping poetic figures: not as isolated phenomena, but within larger aesthetic communities.
As an incredibly rich community resource, Entropy has conducted a series of small press interviews, numbering more than 100. They ask editors about their origins, their mission, and what it’s like to run a press. Students will read and respond to this material in several dynamic ways in the course.
Students will work directly with Eulalia Books, a teaching press at Saint Vincent College, to produce a handmade chapbook for their annual Local Series.