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The Decorative Imagination: American Modernist Poetry and the Art of Adornment
Focusing on the work of Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and Mina Loy, this thesis argues that late nineteenth-century decorative art had a profound influence on American modernist poetry. Despite the fact that many modernist ...
Dissident Secularism: Queer Exegesis, Transatlantic Modernism, and the Discipline of Modernity
This dissertation examines the interplay of queer sexuality, theology, and transatlantic modernism in the oeuvres and critical receptions of T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), Hart Crane (1899-1932), and W.H. Auden (1907-1973). As ...