Welcome to Oxford University Press' Literary Modernism Collection
In this centenary year marking the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, our collection brings together scholarship from across our portfolio exploring one of the defining movements of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Throughout 2022 we’ll share new content, including author blogs, free-to-access reading, and new publishing.
The distinctive historical character of 1922 remains an ongoing concern: the year was at once a time of traumatic memory of World War I and a moment of renewed ambition for the radical experiments of modernism. Michael Levenson examines this most special of years.
Michael Barsanti examines the importance of the Little Magazine format in the early twentieth century, for creating and developing new American poetry and in consolidating and establishing ties between literary communities all over the world.
"If modernism sought to be more realistic than realism in its representation of subjectivity, decadence is more accurate than realism in its reflection of the symptoms of modernity, the sickness, sadness, and atomization engendered by modern individualism and capitalist competition."