Mina Loy’s Aesthetic Itineraries
Between Worlds provides an intertextual and interarts analysis of the work of modernist writer and artist Mina Loy. Bozhkova emphasizes Loy’s complex strategies of collage, condensation, distortion, and displacement, as well as the importance of her perpetual travel between disparate aesthetics, which becomes a means to engage critically with the turbulence of avant-garde innovation of her time. Engaging in a close analysis of her poetry, essays, manifestoes, and fiction, Bozhkova unearths a multiplicity of hidden literary and pictorial intertexts in Loy’s works. Through a perpetual shift of the aesthetic paradigm, Loy creates dialogic exchanges between different experimental aesthetic programs, which positions her not only as an important artist but also as a major theorist of modernist and avant-garde aesthetics.
About the Author
Yasna Bozhkova is a Lecturer in the English Department of the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. Her research focuses primarily on transatlantic modernism, the literary and artistic avant-gardes, and experimental poetry and poetics.