Welcome! This will soon be the home of the Canadian Modernist Magazines Project (CMMP), which is currently being developed by Dr. Graham Jensen at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). The CMMP is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and project supporters include the University of Victoria, Dalhousie University, McGill University, University of Toronto Libraries, the University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the Modernist Versions Project, and Editing Modernism in Canada.
The CMMP will be a digital repository of modernist periodical literature published in Canada. The project’s primary aim is to digitize and transcribe a selection of Canadian literary “little magazines” so that they can be read, searched, downloaded, analyzed, and taught. As a repository of Canadian modernist periodicals, the CMMP will make important but difficult-to-access literary texts available to scholars as well as to the broader public. It will also feature critical introductions of select Canadian modernist magazines, sample lesson plans, relevant syllabi, and more.
The CMMP will first digitize complete runs of two foundational Canadian modernist magazines, Preview (1942-44) and First Statement (1942-45). Once these initial digitization goals have been met, additional magazines such as Tarot (1896), Neith (1903-04), and Le Nigog (1918) will also be digitized.