Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 14 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This article examines the role of ‘little magazines’ in the history of modernism. It argues that magazines are intrinsically connected with the idea of the avant-garde, so much so that they may almost be said to constitute it. The article suggests that modernism and little magazines not only emerged from the same socio-economic conditions and technological developments which produced mass culture and popular magazines; many modernists were also deeply involved in the commercial marketplace. The story of modernism in magazines can perhaps best be understood not as a single narrative of complicity or collusion, but as an amalgamation of shifting, overlapping, and competing narratives about what it means to be modern.

Keywords: magazines, modernism, socio-economic conditions, technological developments, mass culture, commercial marketplace

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.