Periodical Studies as an Emerging Field
- Sean Latham and Robert Scholes. “The Rise of Periodical Studies.” PMLA 121, no. 2 (March 1, 2006): 517–31. (15 pages)
- MLA 2013 Special Session: ‘What is a Journal? Towards a Theory of Periodical Studies.’ Read session abstract on the Journal of Victorian Culture Online website, and position papers:
- Ann Ardis, “Towards a Theory of Periodical Studies” (3 pages)
- Sean Latham, “Affordance and Emergence: Magazine as New Media” (4 pages)
- Dallas Liddle, “Methods in Periodical Studies: Follow the Genre” (4 pages)
- James Mussell, “The Matter with Media (7 pages)
- Matthew Philpotts, “Defining the Thick Journal: Periodical Codes and Common Habitus” (5 pages)
Periodical Studies approaches applied
- Sociological angle:
Matthew Philpotts, “The Role of the Periodical Editor: Literary Journals and Editorial Habitus.” The Modern Language Review, Vol. 107, No. 1 (January 2012)” 39-64. (27 pages)
- Material culture/book history:
Johanna Drucker, “Le Petit Journal des Refusées: A Graphical Reading,” Victorian Poetry, Vol.48, No.1 (Spring 2010): 137-169 (22 pages)
- Digital Humanities:
From The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 5, no. 1 (June 1, 2014), Special Issue: Visualizing Periodical Networks
- Jeffrey Drouin, “Close- and Distant-Reading Modernism: Network Analysis, Text Mining, and Teaching the Little Review” pp. 110-135. (27 pages)
- Clifford E. Wulfman “The Plot of the Plot: Graphs and Visualizations,” pp. 94–109 (17 pages)
Further suggested readings:
- Introduction to the Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I (Peter Brooker et al. Oxford University Press, 2013)
- Marina Abasheva, Marina Adamovich, and Nikolai Bogomolov. “The Literary Journals: What Next?: A Roundtable Discussion.” Russian Social Science Review 50, no. 6 (December 11, 2009): 20–39.
- Robert Maguire, Red Virgin Soil. Soviet Literature in the 1920’s. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.
- Deborah Martinsen, Literary Journals in Imperial Russia. Cambridge; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- Katerina Romanenko, “Photomontage for the Masses: The Soviet Periodical Press of the 1930s.” Design Issues 26, no. 1 (2010): 29–39. doi:10.1162/desi.2010.26.1.29.
- Wolf, Erika. “When Photographs Speak, To Whom Do They Talk? The Origins and Audience of SSSR Na Stroike.” Left History 6, no. 2 (n.d.): 53–82.