Mina Loy was born in London, England in 1882. A central figure in the history of modernism, her writing commanded the attention of Ezra Pound and Yvor Winters in the Little Review and the Dial respectively, era-defining journals that published Joyce's Ulysses and Eliot's "The Waste Land." Aligning herself with Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, Loy influenced pivotal figures such as Marcel Duchamp and Djuna Barnes.
Anbsp;middleweight amateur boxer, David Scott is a professor of French (textual and visual studies) at Trinity College in Dublin. He is the author of several books on semiotics, includingSemiologies of Travel from Gautier to Baudrillard;European Stamp Design: A Semiotic Approach; andPictorialist Poetics: Poetry and the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century France. nbsp; Roger L. Conover is a writer, curator, and the executive editor of the MIT Press, where he publishes books on art, architecture, and cultural studies. He also is the former boxing commissioner for the state of Maine.