AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

The Spirit Cabinet

by Christine Rene Smith

Institution: University of Washington
Year: 2015
Keywords: Dali; Erasure; Homophony; Lorca; Seance; Stein; Literature; interdisciplinary arts and sciences - bothell
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2063832
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/33473


The Spirit Cabinet is a collection of poems that imagines the thwarted erotic relationship of Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca, by channeling the voices of their letters to one another. Guided by Gertrude Stein's spirit and the memory of their former lover and classmate, Margarita Manso, this poetic seance uses erasure from translated letters, homophony, and sound play to explore sexuality and the fuzzy lines between eroticism and friendship. Advisors/Committee Members: Dowling, Sarah (advisor).