About this Journal

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 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. Fully peer-reviewed, 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.

Editors and Editorial Board


Daniel Moore, University of Birmingham
Rex Ferguson, University of Birmingham
Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, University of Bristol
Chris Mourant, University of Birmingham

Editorial Assistant

Brittany Moster, University of Birmingham

Editorial Board

Rebecca Beasley, Queen's College, Oxford 
Richard Begam, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sascha Bru, Leuven University 
Helen Carr, Goldsmiths College, University of London 
David Peters Corbett, University of East Anglia 
Maria DiBattista, Princeton University 
Declan Kiberd, University of Notre Dame, USA 
Pericles Lewis, Yale University 
Peter Nicholls, New York University 
Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia 
Max Saunders, Kings College, University of London 
Vincent Sherry, Washington University in St. Louis 
Andrew Thacker, Nottingham Trent University


The British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS) aims to support and promote the study of modernism in all its aspects.

As well as actively supporting modernist studies in the UK, new and renewing members will receive:

  • A print subscription to Modernist Cultures which is published three times a year
  • Online access to Modernist Cultures
  • Free or reduced access to all BAMS events including postgraduate training days, conferences, and the ‘New Work in Modernist Studies’ graduate symposia
  • Access to members-only content on the BAMS website, including training resources and publisher discounts
  • Eligibility for entry to the new BAMS essay prize for early career researchers

Please click here to join the Association or renew your membership.


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Modernist Cultures

Print ISSN: 2041-1022 Online ISSN: 1753-8629
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