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“B-Side Modernism” Fellowship is proud to announce “B-Side Modernism,” a research fellowship and conference at the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library (Emory University, Atlanta), starting in late 2013 and continuing in three phases through summer 2015:

Phase 1:  A fellowship competition and fellowship residencies for research in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library in the Emory University Library.  Four selected fellows will spend 4-5 days with the early holdings (1910-1945) of the collection and identify a group of specimen texts, some of which will also form the basis of an article for a special feature issue and online exhibition on

The Call for Proposals for the B-Side fellowship competition opens on October 1, 2013, with full research proposals due on December 20, 2013.

Phase 2: A feature issue, “B-Side Modernism,” slated for late 2014, including articles by the fellows and an online exhibition of the specimen texts from their research. Note: Publication is contingent upon review and approval by the editorial board of

Phase 3: “B-Side Modernism” symposium, which will involve eight invited speakers at Emory University in mid-2015.  Papers are expected to be published in one or two installments as a special issue of in late 2015.

“B-side Modernism” is generously supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.


“B-Side Modernism”/Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Fellowship is happy to announce four winners of our Mellon-sponsored B-Side Modernism Fellowship Competition, in cooperation with Emory University, the Raymond Danowski Library and the Emory University Library.  Our thanks go also to Michael Clune (Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University) and another anonymous reviewer for their help in selecting the fellows.

The B-Side Fellows are:

V. Joshua Adams is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, where he is completing a dissertation on skepticism and impersonality in modern poetry. He edited Chicago Review from 2008–2010 and occasionally publishes reviews, poems and translations.

Stephanie Anderson is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago.  She is the author of the poetry book In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments and the editor of the micropress Projective Industries.

Rebecca Roach is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford and currently an international Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.. Her dissertation examines interviews as a form of literature in Britain and America from the mid nineteenth century to the present day. Her research interests also include life writing, press and book history, sound and literature, collaboration, modernism and world literature. Her article “Around the World in Eighty Quotes” is forthcoming in 19 (2014).

Daniel Worden is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of the award-winning Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), coeditor of Oil Culture (U of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Postmodern/Postwar—and After (U of Iowa Press, forthcoming), and editor of The Comics of Joe Sacco (U Press of Mississippi, forthcoming). He has also written articles on Ansel Adams and Mary Austin, Charles Chesnutt, Deadwood, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and Chris Ware, among others.

***Stay tuned for the B-Side playlist, coming this fall on***