Modernist Cultures

About the Journal


Modernist Cultures seeks to open modernism up to new kinds of inquiry, new subjects and new arguments, and to examine the interdisciplinary and international contexts of modernism and modernity. The journal is committed to innovative scholarship and to dialogue across international borders, and intended as a genuinely interdisciplinary space for the lively, polemical discussion of contemporary trends in the field, a discussion that will, we hope, represent a range of critical approaches and foster debate between scholars working within different intellectual traditions.

Modernist Cultures invites essays from various fields of inquiry, including anthropology, art history, cultural studies, ethnography, film studies, history, literature, musicology, philosophy, sociology, urban studies and visual culture, in an attempt to reanimate the discourses through which modernism’s diverse cultures have hitherto been conceived.

Modernist Cultures is published four times a year.

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Visit the Modernist Cultures homepage to view the contents of the current issue, the full journal archive, and to find out details of the editorial team.

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