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English professors launch Digital Federation for Modernist Literary Studies

English professors launch Digital Federation for Modernist Literary Studies

Drs. Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz are pleased to announce the launch of Modernist Networks, a federation of digital projects in the field of modernist literary and cultural studies.

Modernist Networks, or “ModNets,” is both an online aggregator of modernist literary scholarship and a community for peer review. Although formally launched in November of 2015, ModNets has generated buzz at Modernist Studies Association conferences over the past three years.

Several other networks covering different time periods exist as part of an overarching group known as the Advanced Research Consortium. ModNets is ARC’s federation for modernist studies.

The board consists of prominent literary scholars from Loyola as well as from other prestigious institutions including Oxford, Yale, Notre Dame and Northwestern.

This interdisciplinary project is the work of the Department of English and has received funding from the deans of the College, the Graduate School, and Loyola Libraries.

The project also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2013 that enabled them to collaborate with other scholars and analysts on the technical design of ModNets.