In addition to adding magazines to this database, students in “Modernism, Magazines, & Media” (ENG 486) engage in collaborative research projects. Students in the Fall 2015 seminar designed and published online, multimedia collaborative research projects, engaging in the practice of rethinking humanities scholarship for the digital age.
Nathan Argueta, Peter Bowman, Leigh Chandler, Audrey Lane, Wade Morgan, Andrew Rikard, and Rachel Wiltshire created a WordPress website dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance author Georgia Douglas Johnson. They read her work as it originally appeared the Crisis magazine and in subsequent books and anthologies, analyzing bibliographic codes and applying intersectional theory to elucidate complexities that aren’t apparent when the poems are read out of context.
Scott Cunningham, Ryan Emerick, Eliana Ferreri, Sophia Guevara, and Hannah Grace Heartfield researched and wrote an article on “The Politics of Precisionism: Machine Art in the New Masses,” which they published on Atavist.com. They analyze the precisionist art published in the early years of the Masses to show how it conveys contradictory political meanings, both calling attention to the machine’s alienation of the worker, and contributing to that alienation by erasing the fingerprint of the artist/laborer.