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Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones is Professor and Pilkington Chair in the History of Art at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada (MIT Press, 2004), Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp and Body Art/Performing the Subject, among other books.

Titles by This Author

A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada

In Irrational Modernism, Amelia Jones gives us a history of New York Dada, reinterpreted in relation to the life and works of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Jones enlarges our conception of New York Dada beyond the male avant-garde heroics of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Francis Picabia to include the rebellious body of the Baroness. If they practiced Dada, she lived it, with her unorthodox personal life, wild assemblage objects, radical poetry and prose, and the flamboyant self-displays by which she became her own work of art.