Ways of Reading: An Interactive Magazines Workshop for PGs and ECRs

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On Thursday 14 June 2018, the Centre for Modernist Cultures invited postgraduates and early-career researchers from across the UK to take part in a workshop devoted to developing new ways of reading modern(ist) magazines.

Taking Patrick Collier’s essay ‘What is Modern Periodical Studies?’ as its starting point, the workshop asked how viewing periodicals as ‘strange object[s]’ can affect our teaching and research. In a break from the usual conference or symposium model, the workshop aimed to bring together art historians, literary scholars and media or print historians for a day of experimentation, exploration and exchange, as well as networking and community-building.

In the morning, participants worked intensively with a single magazine, chosen collaboratively from a shortlist including BLAST, Rhythm, Form and Coterie. In the afternoon, we extended our working hypotheses and approaches to other modern(ist) magazines in the Cadbury collection, including The Tyro, The Enemy, Blue Review, English Review, The Owl, Scribner’s and more. The day concluded with opportunities for discussion and reflections on using magazines in teaching and research.
Period14 Jun 2018
Event titleWays of Reading: An Interactive Magazines Workshop for PGs and ECRs
Event typeWorkshop