Welcome to The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP). This resource, currently under construction, is an international collaborative project that creates and presents research on twentieth-century publishing in order to promote new ways of organizing, interacting with, and using historical information about book culture. We are currently working on the technical and conceptual development of MAPP. The official launch will take place in June of 2017 at the International Virginia Woolf Conference hosted at the University of Reading. 

Recent Blog Posts

Posted by Nicola Wilson on 01/27/2017 - 13:18

We are looking forward to hosting the Annual Virginia Woolf conference at Reading this summer, 29 June- 2 July. www.woolf2017.com

In additon to launching the first phase of MAPP, there will be contributions from Cassandra Laity and the new Feminist Modernist Studies journal (Routledge Press, launching later this year), Nicola Beauman of Persephone Books, Uzma Hameed (dramaturg of Wayne's McGregor's ballet Woolf Works), Professor Ted Bishop of the University of Alberta, Professor Susheila Nasta MBE, and Professor Anna Snaith. In the centenary year of the Hogarth Press, we are also organising a roundtable of publishers and booksellers to address issues around feminist and independent publishing today. There will be an exhibition of materials relating to the Hogarth Press, including contemporary artworks, running at Reading's Special Collections between June and September.

Call for Papers:

Posted by Nicola Wilson on 03/24/2016 - 14:12

While we have been working away on the final stages of our collaborative book project, Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: Making the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (forthcoming as a short Palgrave Pivot title), the Hogarth Press has had its 99th birthday! Thanks to Rhys Tranter for posting http://rhystranter.com/2016/03/23/hogarth-press-founded-23-march-1917/ 

Posted by Elizabeth Willson Gordon on 03/07/2016 - 23:22

 

This blog post is part of a conversation between Jacky den Haan and Brixton Sandhals about how our personalities dictate how each of us went about writing biographies on Modernist writers.

At the first April meeting for King’s University MAPP RAs, I received the task of writing the biographies of Fyodor Dostoevsky and D. H. Lawrence. Dostoevsky is a 19th-century Russian writer, but a translation of several of his works, entitled Stavrogin’s Confessions and The Plan of the Life of of a Great Sinner, was published by the Hogarth Press in 1922. D.H. Lawrence similarly worked in translation, and worked with S. S. Koteliansky to translate “The Gentleman from San Fransisco”by I.A. Bunin, published in a larger collection of Bunin’s works by the Hogarth Press in 1922.

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