Taking their cue from the recommendation systems of Amazon and Netflix, which use networks of like-minded customers to suggest new titles to users, the authors investigate how networks in little magazines a hundred years ago helped readers navigate an overloaded literary market by recommending to them a taste for modernism. Focusing on The Freewoman, The New Freewoman and The Egoist-and drawing on data generated by the Modernist Journals Project-this essay shows how authors in these magazines' review and co-appearance networks became increasingly well-connected, and appeared more frequently, as the magazines became more modernistic and exclusive over time.
- Author co-appearance networks
- Book review networks
- Little magazines
- The egoist
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts