Navigating the Avant-Garde
Dedicated to artist, writer & inventor Mina Loy
this site charts her navigation of Futurism, Dada & Surrealism.
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
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…