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Modernism/modernity, a scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of modernism, is the official publication of the Modernist Studies Association. The Journals Division of the Johns Hopkins University Press publishes the journal. Members of the MSA automatically receive four free issues of Modernism/modernity (published in January, April, September, and November) and have free access to the journal online through Project MUSE .

In 2003, Modernism/modernity received the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Modernism/modernity has three editors, one appointed to five-year terms by the MSA, and two appointed by Johns Hopkins University Press. Each September issue is edited by the MSA editor. From time to time, one of the other three regular annual issues of journal is a special issue guest edited by the MSA editor.

The editors are currently:

  • Lawrence Rainey, University of York
  • Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Harvard University & Stanford University
  • Ann Ardis, University of Delaware - MSA Editor, 2010-

Previous editors:

  • Cassandra Laity, Drew University - MSA Editor, 2006-10

Manuscript Format and Submission Procedure

Contributors to the journal must submit manuscripts electronically using the Modernism/modernity web-based portal which may be accessed by clicking here. Follow the instructions to create an account, to submit, or to track the progress of your manuscript. Paper submissions will not be considered for publication.

Please double-space manuscripts throughout, with one-inch margins and endnotes. Style and format should be consistent with The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. or above.

It is the author's sole responsibility to obtain permissions for illustrations, as well as any copyright clearances required for the publication of a submission. A black-and-white glossy print or a 300 dpi TIFF file of each illustration will be needed, though a photocopy of good quality is acceptable for initial submission. Captions should be written in a separate document, with appropriate credits and permissions.

The book review section is edited by the University of York office; all correspondence regarding reviews should be directed to Nick Wolterman at

For all other correspondence contact or mail by post to:

c/o Prof. Jeffrey Schnapp
Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures
Harvard University
Boylston Hall 423
Cambridge, MA 02138

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