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Welcome to the Modernism Lab Wiki, a home for brief interpretive essays on literary works, authors and movements of the modernist period designed to complement Modernism Lab's research platform, YNote.

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Articles by Author

Joseph Conrad
Katherine Mansfield
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Sean O'Casey
T.S. Eliot
Ezra Pound
Ford Madox Ford Marcel Proust
E.M. Forster
Dorothy Richardson
Robert Frost
George Bernard Shaw
Thomas Hardy
May Sinclair
Aldous Huxley
Lytton Strachey
Henry James
H.G. Wells
James Joyce
Rebecca West
Franz Kafka
Oscar Wilde
D.H. Lawrence
Virginia Woolf
Wyndham Lewis
William Butler Yeats

Other Modernist Figures


Contributors

Anne Aufhauser Kevin Godshall
Emily Petermann
Sam Alexander Elyse Graham Annie Pfeifer
Michaela Bronstein Monika Grzesiak
Natalie Prizel
Emily Cersonsky Len Gutkin Elizabeth Pugh
Michael Chan Robert Higney Brad Rathe
Samuel Cross Steven Hobbs Heather Rhoda
Merrick Doll Lauren Holmes Meaghan Rubsam
Anthony Domestico Andrew Karas
Kirsty Dootson Eike Kronshage Jesse Schotter
Merve Emre
Erik Larsen Michael Shapiro
Nathan Ernst Pericles Lewis Carolyn Sinsky
Colleen Fleshman Kenneth Ligda Jack Skeffington
Elizabeth Freund James Ross Macdonald Aaron Steiner
Joshua Gang Laura B. Marcus Aleksandar Stevic
Edgar Garcia
Anne-Marie McManus Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
Andrew Gates Alexandria Miller Jessica Technow
Stephen Gilb
Hayley Mohr Christina Walter
Ruth Gilligan Mariel Osetinsky Matthew Wilsey

















Getting Started


Featured Article

                                     Mina Loy's "Feminist Manifesto" and Auto-Facial-Construction

                                                                 by Christina Walter

“Feminist Manifesto” is a polemic against women’s subordinate position in modern Western culture,
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penned in 1914 by Anglo-American writer and painter Mina Loy, who was then living in an expatriate community in Florence, Italy. This polemic, unpublished in Loy’s lifetime, is one of her earliest prose works and offers a rather violent program for securing women’s individuality and thereby transforming their social and artistic status. 


Auto-Facial-Construction is an advertising pamphlet that Loy produced in 1919 to capitalize on her exercises for (supposedly) achieving the ideal mimetic relation between one’s face and one’s personality. By this time separated from her first husband, English photographer Stephen Haweis, Loy pursued many such schemes and inventions to support herself financially. Auto-Facial-Construction and “Feminist Manifesto” together—in their ruminations on individuality and personality—reflect Loy’s early ambivalence toward a modernist aesthetic of impersonality, as well as her gradual and increasing investment in the notion of human subjectivity and embodiment that it proposed.


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