Mina Loy

Navigating the Avant-Garde

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Dedicated to artist, writer & inventor Mina Loy
this site charts her navigation of Futurism, Dada & Surrealism.Mina Loy project logo

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MANIFESTO

 

Digital Humanities are  E X P A N D I N G  at a VELOCITY

that defies the limits of human CONSCIOUSNESS.

Much of the EXCITEMENT and INTEREST congregates on possibilities for

DISTANT READING
and TEXTUAL ANALYSIS of BIG DATA.

NEW digital tools, platforms, plug-ins, and apps allow scholars to analyze literature in BULK.

…BUT Mina Loy’s corpus is relatively small.

YOU can read ALL her published work—poetry, plays, fiction, essays, art
in a finite period: a few weeks of concentrated study.

CONCENTRATION is key.

Loy’s work defies conventions.
It is DIFFICULT to digest and make sense of.

It demands CLOSE READING.

This site DEMANDS and DELIVERS close reading of works by Loy that have received the least attention:

• Futurist plays
• Dada prose
• Surrealist art & fiction

This is ABSURD

 

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Acknowledgment of grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

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