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John Wyver
University of Westminster

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Barbara Green
University of Notre Dame

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Anne Reynes-Delobel
Caliban (1947-51): A forum on the future of Europe

This presentation seeks to investigate the question of modernity and national identity in the French magazine Caliban (1947-1951). Officially launched in 1947, Caliban finds its origins in a short-lived Resistance publication called Le Français dans la clandestinité created by Pierre de Vaumécourt, Paul-Léon Pierrat and Daniel Bernstein in 1941. more…


Carey Snyder
The global dialogics of The New Age

The London-based weekly The New Age, edited by A. R. Orage from 1907 to 1922, was known for promoting spirited debates on politics, literature, and the arts. Scholars have been attentive to what Ann Ardis terms the magazine’s “unusual commitment to […] Bakhtinian dialogics in the public sphere,” but less so to the role that the letters column played in facilitating these often contentious, often transnational debates. more…


Nissa Ren Cannon
American on Sundays: The Paris Tribune’s Sunday magazine section

From 1919 until 1934, the Chicago Tribune published a daily newspaper for the many Americans living in and visiting Paris. In February of 1924, the Paris Tribune, as it was familiarly known, sought to establish a voice as a cultural critic by delivering a weekly “Sunday Magazine Section” along with the paper. more…


Jaleen Grove
Magazine Digest: A Forgotten Jewish-Canadian Alternative to Cultural Nationalism

This paper introduces and traces the history of the now-obscure Magazine Digest, a general-interest periodical based in Toronto 1930-1949. Garnering only the barest of mentions in histories of publishing and of Canadian Jews, it has apparently been overlooked, more…


Konrad Dussel
Pictures for German communists: The newspaper supplement Der Rote Stern (The Red Star) in the Weimar Republic

Traditionally, German newspapers exclusively comprised text. However, at the beginning of the 20th century, a new type of competition emerged: magazines utilized lots of pictures, predominantly photos. The newspapers had to react, and thus the newspaper supplement was born. more…


Vike Martina Plock
Klaus Mann’s Decision: The unfinished story of a modernist magazine

This paper analyses the history and reception of Klaus Mann’s short-lived, modernist magazine Decision: A Review of Free Culture. Published for the first time in New York in January 1941 against the backdrop of an escalating war, the magazine was designed as a forum for international literature and soon attracted contributions from many modernist writers more…


Antonella Pelizzari
Modernity and distraction in Fascist Italy: Photography in 1930s Rizzoli illustrated periodicals

Between 1927 and 1938, at the height of Italian Fascism and stifling nationalism, the publishing impresario Angelo Rizzoli in Milan launched a new range of illustrated weeklies that thrived on a modern and transnational visual culture shaped by rotogravure. more…

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