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Mina Loy's Critical Modernism

Laura Scuriatti


In Mina Loy’s Critical Modernism, Laura Scuriatti argues that Loy’s corpus of works produces a kind of “critical” modernism, making the case that Loy’s corpus exhibits a skeptical, detached attitude toward its own simultaneous celebration and criticism of modernist aesthetic paradigms. Most modernist works are self-reflexive in this regard, but Loy’s corpus creates for itself a space of dis-affiliation, which combines critique with self-critique, rather than forging a space of rebellion and antagonism. Scuriatti investigates the notions of the masterpiece and the sacred art object, especially ... More

Keywords: Critical modernism, Mina Loy, authorship, feminism, narratable, dialogic subjectivities, Lacerba, Adriana Cavarero, Luisa Muraro, Teresa de Lauretis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056302
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Scuriatti, author
Bard College Berlin