Gordon and Southworth, “Women Making Modernism: Digital Humanities and Modernist Women’s Innovations”

Note:  These resources correspond to the six course components described in “Women Making Modernism.”  They include recommended readings and digital resources.

General Resources:

The Modernist Journals Project

The Modernist Archives Publishing Project

Orlando:  Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginning to the Present

The Reading Experience Database (RED)

Related reading:  Kopley, Mendelman, Kane, Sorensen


Drouin, Jeffrey. “Close-and Distant-Reading Modernism: Network Analysis, Text Mining, Pedagogy, and The Little Review.” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, 2014, pp. 110–35.

Hammill, Faye and Mark Hussey.  Modernist Print Culture.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Brooker, Peter and Andrew Thacker, editors.  The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines.  Oxford UP, 2009.

Poetry magazine’s open-access archive with full-text versions from 1912 to the present.  Link here


Ford, Hugh. Published in Paris. Norton, 1980.

Kennedy, Richard. A Boy at the Hogarth Press. Hesperus, 2011.

Cunard, Nancy. These Were the Hours.  Southern Illinois UP, 1969.

Beach, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. U of Nebraska P, 1991.

Southworth, Helen. Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism. Edinburgh UP, 2010.

Jaillant, Lise. Cheap Modernisms and Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon:  The Modern Library Series, 1917–1955. Edinburgh UP, 2017

Willis, J.H. Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers:The Hogarth Press 1917–1941. U of Virginia P, 1992.

Cunard, Nancy. Negro Anthology online version.  Link here

On Robert Graves’s and Laura Riding’s Seizin Press.  Link here

First edition of Ruth Manning Sanders’s Karn (Hogarth Press) at Hathi Trust.  Link here  


 Light, Alison Mrs Woolf and the Servants.  Penguin, 2008.

—–. Common People: The History of an English Family. Penguin, 2014.

Cuddy Keane, Melba. “From Fan-Mail to Readers’ Letters: Locating John Farrelly.” Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 11, 2005, pp. 3–32.

Southworth, Helen.  Fresca, A Life In the Making: A Biographer’s Quest for A Forgotten Bloomsbury Polymath.  Sussex Academic Press, 2017.

Reading Experience Database for readers of Woolf’s work.  Link here

Open Modernisms for full text digital versions of modernist texts.  Link here

Modernist Versions Project at the University of Victoria.  Link here


A MYRIAD and other Attempts at Boredom Murder (supervised by Claire Battershill, Simon Fraser University)

Gillespie, Diane.  The Sisters’ Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.  Syracuse UP, 1988.

Staveley, Alice. “Name That Face.”  Virginia Woolf Miscellany, vol. 51, 1998 (on the Three Guineas photographs).

Fry, Roger.  “Book Illustration and a Modern Example,” Transformations: Critical and Speculative Essays on Art.  1926. Doubleday, 1956.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Clothing of Books. Penguin, 2016.

Willson Gordon, Elizabeth.  The Woolf’s Head Publishing: The Highlights and the New Lights of the Hogarth Press. U of Alberta P, 2009.

Schaeffer, Talia.  “Posing Orlando.” Genders vol. 19, 1994.

Southworth, Helen  “Bloomsbury and the Book Art,” Cambridge Companion to the Bloomsbury Group. Cambridge UP, 2014.


Staveley, Alice on Hogarth Press manager Norah Nicholls. “Marketing Virginia Woolf: Women, War, and Public Relations in Three Guineas.” Book History, vol 12, 2009.

Wilson, Nicola. “‘So now tell me what you think!’: Sylvia Lynd’s Collaborative Reading and Reviewing ­the Work of an Interwar Middlewoman.” Literature & History (forthcoming). Osborne, Huw (ed). The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop: Books and the Commerce of Culture in the Twentieth Century. Ashgate, 2015.

Snaith Anna. Wide Circles: The Three Guineas Letters”. Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 6,  2000.

Beth Daugherty (ed).  Special Issue on Woolf’s Fan Mail. Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 12, 2006.

Alan Liu’s Toychest.  Link here 

Johanna Drucker’s course website.  Link here

Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) order book scans.  Link here


Tufte Edward. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press, 2001

McLoughlin, Kate. The Modernist Party.  Edinburgh UP, 2013

Stein, Gertrude. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. Vintage, 1990.

Churchill, Suzanne.  Mina Loy:  Navigating the Avant-GardeLink here

McCracken, Scott.  Dorothy Richardson. Link here (see also Cucullu)