Modernist Magazines Research Seminar – Tuesday 4 November

The next session of the Modernist Magazines Research Seminar will take place on Tuesday 4 November at 6pm, in room G37 (ground floor) of Senate House, London. Catherine Clay, author of British Women Writers 1914-1945 (2006), will be speaking on ‘Time and Tide, Feminist Periodical Networks, and Cultures of the New’. Please see below for an abstract and speaker biography. The seminar is open to everyone interested in modernism. For more information, please email modernist.magazines.ies@gmail.com or visit http://events.sas.ac.uk/ies/seminars/387/Modernist+Magazines+Research+Seminar With best wishes, Charles Dawkins (University of Oxford) Aimee Gasston (Birkbeck, University of London) Chris Mourant (King’s College London) Natasha Periyan (Royal Holloway, University of London) ‘Time and Tide, Feminist Periodical Networks, and Cultures of the New’ In a discussion of the ‘Anglo-American feminist press and “emerging modernities”’ Lucy Delap and Maria DiCenzo warn of the ‘problems and pitfalls of modernism as a critical paradigm, as modernist studies expands into the field of print culture.’ (In Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms, p. 49) Literary and cultural approaches privileged in modernist studies provide a limited lens, they argue, for comprehending the ‘new’ in forms of print media that had other social and political priorities, and feminist periodicals show us that ‘it is crucial to look for and understand emerging modernities […] from a broader and more flexible perspective and critical context.’ (52) This seminar will consider the implications of these arguments for ‘modernist magazines research’ with reference to the modern, but not modernist, magazine Time and Tide. Locating this magazine within an overlapping set of feminist periodical networks, the seminar aims to address questions of the modern, modernity and the ‘new’ beyond the parameters of literary modernism, and to recover a neglected history of women’s modern print media. Author bio: Catherine Clay is Senior Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University. She is author of British Women Writers 1914-1945 (2006) and is currently completing a monograph on the feminist periodical Time and Tide. Supporting material: Lucy Delap and Maria DiCenzo, ‘Transatlantic Print Culture: The Anglo-American Feminist Press and Emerging “Modernities”’, in Ann Ardis and Patrick Collier (eds.) Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms (Basgingstoke: Palgrave, 2008), pp. 48-65. Catherine Clay ‘“WHAT WE MIGHT EXPECT – If the Highbrow Weeklies Advertized like the Patent Foods”: Time and Tide, Advertising, and the “Battle of the Brows”’, Modernist Cultures 6:1 (2011), pp. 60-95. Please note: consulting this material is not an absolutely prerequisite for attending the seminar. However, all supporting material will be sent to those on the Modernist Magazines Research Seminar mailing list. To sign up to our mailing list, please email modernist.magazines.ies@gmail.com