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Deprogramming from the Productivity Cult

Thanksgiving Break came at a perfect time for me. After participating in what is always my favorite conference, the Modernist Studies Association Conference, I had to be on campus for just Monday and Tuesday before I could veg at home and recover from travel and tidy up the loose ends of hallway conversations, terrified chats with publishers, and business-card exchanges. But on that Monday and Tuesday, something funny happened: people kept stopping me in the hallway to ask why I looked so happy.

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Open Modernisms, Part IV

In this five-part series of blog posts, I am recounting, by way of documentation, the process by which the modernist community has begun to create a free, digital anthology of modernism. Parts IV and V summarize the MODSOURCE email list in November-December 2014; this installment summarizes the major debates, while the next and final installment will focus on the technical details.

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Open Modernisms, Part III

In this five-part series of blog posts, I am recounting, by way of documentation, the process by which the modernist community has begun to create a free, digital anthology of modernism. This installment summarizes the email exchanges among Claire Battershill, Chris Forster, Andrew Pilsch, and myself between November 10th and 14th, when I sent a summary email to the entire board.

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