About

Amodern is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to the study of media, culture, and poetics. Its purpose is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary conversations about the role of media and technology in contemporary cultural practices. We are particularly interested in those topics that normally escape scrutiny, or are ignored or excluded for whatever reason.

The journal is distinguished by its focus on poetics as a scholarly practice, with particular emphasis on the unruly ways that people deploy media and technology behind, beneath, and despite their instrumental functions. Against the grain of determinism, we hope to attract work that bears witness to media as complex assemblages of institutions, subjects, bodies, objects, and discourses.

Amodern publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles, interviews, reports, art, and a variety of audio, video, and archival materials. Issues of the journal are organized around specific topics and themes. Amodern currently appears twice annually. For more information on contributing to Amodern, please visit the Contribute page.

Amodern is published jointly out of Concordia University and Lakehead University. The editors gratefully acknowledge support from the following sources:

Concordia University Research Chair in Media and Contemporary Literature (Tier 2)
Concordia Aid to Research-Related Events Grant
Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic (Lakehead University)
Office of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities (Lakehead University)
Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture, aig+c (Lakehead University)

 

Editors
Scott Pound, Lakehead University
Darren Wershler, Concordia University

Managing Editor
Michael Nardone, Concordia University

Programmer
Max Stein, Concordia University

Advisory Board
Johanna Drucker, UCLA
Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths, University of London
Gary Genosko, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Lisa Gitelman, NYU
Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jerome McGann, University of Virginia
Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University (Emerita)
Brian Rotman, Ohio State University
Will Straw, McGill University

Editorial Board
Jason Camlot, Concordia University
cris cheek, Miami University
Jeff Derksen, Simon Fraser University
Craig Dworkin, University of Utah
Lori Emerson, University of Colorado
Jonathan Finn, Wilfred Laurier University
John Maxwell, Simon Fraser University
Christine Mitchell, NYU
Nick Montfort, MIT
Sianne Ngai, Stanford University
Bart Simon, Concordia University
Matt Soar, Concordia University
Braxton Soderman, University of California, Irvine
Nicole Starosielski, New York University