ModNets Approved Projects

Aggregated Projects (searchable in ModNets):

Modernist Journals Project


A major resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world, the project’s primary mission is to produce digital editions of culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century.

Blue Mountain Project


A digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848, the year of the European Revolutions, and 1923 – a functional boundary for works presumed to be in the public domain.

Woolf Online


A digital archive of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927) intended to serve as a resource for research and study of Woolf’s modernist classic. It includes images and transcriptions of the drafts, typescripts, proofs, and early editions of the novel, as well as a wealth of contextual materials.

Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project


The project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett’s manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works. The ModNets index currently includes the BDMP editions of Beckett’s manuscripts for L’Innommable / The Unnamable.

Note Books of a Woman Alone


The personal record of an unmarried woman who earned her living first as a governess, then as a clerk in a London employment agency from about 1913 to 1934. This edition makes available the rare and little known text, and includes annotations, page images, contemporary reviews, and the original editor’s letters to Virginia Woolf, whose feminism inspired her work.

Making Modernism


An exhibit featuring previously unpublished archival documents from the Newberry Library. The focus of Making Modernism is the literature of Chicago in connection with the unique urban, economic, and cultural history of the city.

Unaggregated Projects (not searchable in ModNets):

Pulp Magazines Project


An open-access archive and digital research initiative for the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century’s most influential print culture forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. To be aggregated in the future.

Open Scholarly Edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


Open scholarly edition of James Joyce’s novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, richly annotated in semantic markup with TEI XML and hosted on GitHub. This edition is intended to aggregate much of the existing knowledge about the book in a single file, including textual notes, critical commentary, interpretations, and more, which can be collaboratively updated and expanded over time. To be aggregated in the near future.

Waywords and Meansigns


James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake set to music by a host of musicians and writers, artists and scholars, in multiple “editions,” supported by a bibliography of music inspired by Joyce’s novel and a wealth of contextual resources and links.