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Stellectric: En studie om modernistiskt blivande i utvalda dikter av Mina Loy
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My essay is an examination of the poet Mina Loy and two poems that are essential in her authorship, these poems also represents a thematic entrance to Loys life and literary concepts. On the basis of Gunnar Harding preface and translation of selected poems from the collection Lunar Baedeker, I have chosen to look further at the poems Lunar Baedeker and Songs to Joanne, poems that accommodate contexts of an esthetical and linguistic complexion.

Using terminology from the philosopher Gilles Deleuze as method for analysis, enabling an examination which proceeds from the concepts of nomadism, deterritorialization and line of flight. In the consideration of Loys modernistic and woman –becoming, a situational and relational context is introduced which includes references to feminism, cosmopolitism, futurism, modernism, Dadaism as well as to acquaintances of Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, F.T. Marinetti and Isadora Duncan. My examination of Loys “Baedeker” describes a travel guide which turns out to be disorientation in the spatial and temporal, through history and tradition, a guide that’s devoted to the form and the artistic autonomy. A map over the modernistic landscape, in a contemporary and in a subject comprehension that is drifting. Through the abandonment of a representative parlance and a by evolving it through its line of flight, Loy calls for a development of the language and for an altered state of mind.

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2013. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Mina Loy, Lunar Baedeker, Songs to Joanne, modernistic, nomadism
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22640OAI: diva2:706147
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2014-03-19 Created: 2014-03-10 Last updated: 2014-03-19Bibliographically approved

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