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Call for Proposals: ModNets Digital Editions

The directors of Modernist Networks, a consortium of digital projects in modernist literature and culture, invite proposals for digital editions of works spanning the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries. Our site ( contains two very different examples, Notebooks of a Woman Alone and The Lili Elbe Digital Archive.

ModNets has the dual goals of providing a vetting community for digital modernist scholarship and a technological infrastructure to support development of scholarly projects and access to scholarship on modernist literature and culture. ModNets aims to promote affiliated digital projects; to offer peer review based on content, conception, and technical design; to provide editorial and technical support; to evolve standards and “best practices”; and to maintain a system for the aggregation of scholarly resources in the field.

Proposals for editions should provide the following information.

1. Name, institution, and contact information for the editor(s).

2. Publication date and copyright status for the primary work being proposed.

3. A brief description of the work and a rationale for the digital edition.

4. A short account of the platform or tools that will be used to develop the edition.

Please see our Peer Review and Submissions guidelines at Projects ready for peer review can be submitted via our Google Form ( Proposals can be submitted at any time to one or both co-directors, Pamela L. Caughie ( or David Chinitz (, and will be reviewed by members of our advisory board (

Introducing the New ModNets

Welcome to the new ModNets site!

We’ve made lots of technical updates to both our user interface and our backend data structure. Take a look around and let us know what you think!

Featured Poet: Janet Loxley Lewis

Janet Loxley Lewis. Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Geology. "Look," said God; / And with slow fingers / Drew away the mantle rock. / Man followed groping / To touch the flesh of his true mother; / And, standing in great valleys, / He saw the ages passing.
This week’s ModNets Featured Poet is Janet Loxley Lewis! Experience a material rapture with four very grounded poems from Lewis’ “Cold Hills” collection, published in Poetry: A Magazine in Verse in 1920.