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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 113–136.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and sensationalism, a carnivalesque dinner party of festivity enjoyed by academics, media practitioners, and other cultural workers — the “discourse owners” of China’s global “cultural soft power” or “discourse power,” to use the new buzzwords. Missing, however, are well-grounded and seriously thought-out responses...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 263–268.
Published: 01 November 2009
...]; Cary Wolfe’s Animal Rites: Posthumanism and the Discourse of Species [Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003]; Carrie Rohman’s Stalking the Subject: Modernism and the Animal [New York: Columbia UP, 2009); and Philip Armstrong’s What Animals Mean in the Fiction...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 78–90.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Walt Hunter The lyric poem has often been understood as incompatible with other discourses, set apart by its compression, privacy, and identification with the individual self. Recently, the New Lyric Studies has rejected both the essentialism and the exceptionalism of the lyric as a genre or mode...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 143–152.
Published: 01 November 2014
... science discourses about diet, exercise, and sexuality insist on turning back the evolutionary clock. By returning to the Pleistocene or Paleolithic, these discourses display an evolutionary nostalgia in the face of massive ecological disruption. These popular works incorporate the science of human...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 180–188.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Philip Armstrong Taking its point of departure from the etymological relation between precarity and prayer as well as from Jean-Luc Nancy's writings on “prayer demythified,” the essay seeks to reconfigure problems of dependency, vulnerability, and abandonment in the discourse of precarity...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is that the discourse of global English needs to expand well beyond disciplinary and curricular concerns to consider English as the literal and metaphoric operating system for a social matrix that is at once networked and informational. If the discourse of global English is to have any critical purchase, in other words...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 75–82.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Peter Hitchcock; Christian P. Haines; Peter Hitchcock This article explores the continuities and schisms between the politics of the commons and communism. Broadly, it aims to challenge the assumption that commons discourse is a subsumption or overcoming of the communist idea. Instead it offers...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 157–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., and migritude, a burgeoning global literary genre and field of scholarship that addresses contemporary discourses of migration and their colonial histories. Scego discusses her resistance to the category of “migrant writer” and the challenge of retelling stories of postcolonial African diaspora to Italy...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 104–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... possibilities and their potential impact on readers in contexts where racist, anti-immigrant discourses dominate. This article explores the scope and stakes of migritude life writing through the example of Il mio viaggio della speranza ( My Voyage of Hope ), a 2011 memoir by Bay Mademba, who recounts his...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 60–72.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the Anthropocene to the wider discourse of posthumanism and also touches upon the importance of speculative realism as well as genres like the science-fiction novel to help us conceptualize our new condition. A brief summary of each of the ten essays in the focus section follows. © 2014 Virginia Tech 2014...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2016
... regarding close reading and “the New Criticism,” the movement associated with it, and at how the practice has figured in Anglo-American literary studies over the course of the past century. It turns then to how a certain idea of “close reading” has come to figure in the discourses of the digital humanities...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 131–142.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and transformational forms of discourse. Understanding literature as transformational requires us to consider, however, the fundamental question of whether “criticism” itself is even compatible with the kinds of surface, pious, generous, intensive, mutual reading imagined as alternatives. The essay explores several...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Fredric Jameson argues, for any scientific discourse — ​that is, as long as science is understood along the lines of mathematical language, “whose most interesting structural peculiarity lies in its . . . distance from the individual sub- ject or speaker” (1983, 288). Science conceived in this way...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 47–50.
Published: 01 November 2007
... customers developed new habits of civil discourse. The political public sphere embodied a new mode of political action through language, rather than force; reasoned discussion among equals became the hallmark of modern politics and governance. This Habermasian argument is pretty well...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 85–102.
Published: 01 November 2006
... by Delany Interview oy giving you a place to stand outside some constraints of the hegemonic discourse. What do you see as the place of the "theory canon" at the present time? Delany To begin with, your impression is wrong. From Braudel's contention that "Without theory there is no history...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 177–183.
Published: 01 November 2006
... tradition; third, its humanist belief in a unified or autonomous "selP' (albeit conceived in the form of a proletarian "class and, finally, traditional Marxism's inability to come to terms with "the autonomy of the disciplines" (17), which is evident in both contemporary academic discourse and socio...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Max Frisch and Ilija Trojanow In the last years, the Anthropocene as an “epoch of our making” (Syvitski 2012) has been established not only as an interdisciplinary field of research but also as a discourse of the public sphere. The inter- national exhibition of contemporary art, documenta 13...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 169–173.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., there is much at stake, epistemologically, in attending to the routes of migritude into Africa. Africa becomes a site of arrival and not the traditional site of departure or diasporic return, as discourses on migration and diaspora have char- acterized the continent. Such reconfiguration in our thinking about...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 127–139.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., whose meanings fluctuate as it is viewed through different linguistic and cultural lenses. Moreover, Rorty's claim that a discourse gains its meaning only in relation to another discourse seems unusually apt. Both critics and defenders of female masochism see themselves as embroiled...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 54–66.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in history and had effects far beyond the 800,000 federal workers it furloughed (Wamsley 2019). The president s discourse surrounding his demand was consistently racist, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant (Van Ramshorst 2018: 253). In February 2019 the president registered a national emergency in order to follow...