Date of Award
Master of Arts
Lisi Schoenbach, Allen Dunn
Mina Loy, modernist poet and artist, experimented with theories of feminism and class within her own artwork. This creates a complex point of interpretation for the reader because of overlap and contradiction. The concept of ekphrasis, when manipulated for Loy’s context, opens possibilities of understanding Loy’s many contradictions. Since the body and material world play a central role Loy’s art, ekphrasis is a lens through which we can begin to see the relationship between Loy’s art and writing along with her feminism.
Cardell, Debra Elizabeth, "Mina Loy and the Electric Body. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2013.