Modern Magazines Project Canada is a collaborative initiative that brings together scholars, magazine professionals, and digitization specialists with the goal of building an international and interdisciplinary network for the study and promotion of periodicals. Building on the work begun at “Magazines and/as Media,” a workshop held August 15-16 2014, and “Canadian Magazines: Past, Present, Future,” a public symposium, this project will continue to foster research and discussion on magazines and the digital turn.



Hannah McGregor is a Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University. Her areas of research include periodical and media studies, middlebrow culture, and contemporary and early twentieth-century Canadian literature. She can be reached at hannah_mcgregor[at]sfu[dot]ca.

Faye Hammill is Professor of English at the University of Strathclyde, where her  main areas of expertise are Canadian studies, early-twentieth-century literature, middlebrow culture, and periodicals. She also leads the AHRC Middlebrow Network and is Principal Investigator for Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada 1925-1960.

Paul Hjartarson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, teaches and researches primarily in the area of twentieth-century Canadian literature, print culture and the digital humanities. He is Director of the Editing Modernism in Canada research group at the University of Alberta (EMiC UA) and Project Leader of the Editing Wilfred Watson Archive Project. He is currently completing a study of how the Cold War shaped the post-war Canadian literary institution. With Shirley Neuman he is editing the letters Sheila and Wilfred Watson wrote one another between 1956 and 1961.

Clare Mulcahy is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her SSHRC CGS-funded dissertation focuses turn of the twentieth century African American female journalists’ writing on the black female domestic labourer. Her chapter examining the allure of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan series for early twentieth century, middle-class white women was published in the anthology Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon (2012). In addition to her work as Research Assistant for Modern Magazines Project Canada, Clare is an RA for the Grant Assist Program at UofA and an Instructor in the EFS department.

Nick van Orden is a PhD student in the English and Film Studies program at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on the collision of digital spaces and fictional forms.