Ian Afflerbach

Ian Afflerbach researches and teaches in twentieth-century American literature, modernism and modernist studies, periodical culture, the history of ideas, and political theory. He completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis, in 2016. His work has appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Teaching American Literature in Theory and Practice, Notes and Queries, and The Literary Encyclopedia.

From Print Culture to Digital Archive: Teaching Modernism through Little Magazines

Modernism, they say, began in the magazines. Long before internet streaming and wireless television, newspapers and periodicals were the first mass media, offering authors, intellectuals, and social activists a dramatically wider domain for their artwork and ideals. These print media provided a vital outlet—and at times a much-needed sanctuary—for modernist… Continue reading