The Canadian Modernist Magazines Project (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. But the CMMP will not simply provide easy access to texts; it will also feature critical introductions of select Canadian modernist magazines, tools for computational analysis of the transcribed texts, sample lesson plans, and relevant syllabi.
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, the CMMP will have established the editorial processes necessary for the digitization and transcription of additional magazines.