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J. Stephen Murphy, Mark Gaipa

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-68
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of Modern Periodical Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Author co-appearance networks
  • Book review networks
  • Little magazines
  • Mordernism
  • The egoist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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