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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 139–148.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the “limits” of political economy and Marx. This claim to escape the bind of labor and of Marx is critiqued by a return to the early Marx and the early Derrida to explore a different reading of the binding of life to labor. Contrary to Derrida's later reading, in Specters of Marx (1994), which tends...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 111–130.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., and how their work influenced, often in polemical response, biblical scholarship on early Christianity. In particular, this tradition of Christian communism has taken two forms, one concerned with communal living and “having all things in common” and the other with the revolutionary origins...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 81–96.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Bert Cardullo This interview with Ken Loach took place in July 2009 at his home in Bath, England. Unquestionably one of Britain's most important filmmakers, Loach is best known for his gritty and compassionate portrayals of working-class life. Early in his career, a series of socially conscious...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith The article is concerned with the history of “close reading,” understood as a practice crucial to the field of literary studies, vis-à-vis “distant reading,” a range of computational methods identified with the digital humanities. It looks at some early controversies...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 101–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the negative and positive hermeneutics of the utopian method (as seen in Jameson and Levitas) and then focus on the early stages of consciousness raising in a utopian process that does not abstractly declare hope but rather concretely educates and activates it (doing so through the examples of Freire's...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 143–152.
Published: 01 November 2014
... evolution into a new form described here as “middle epic” because it offers a slow, heroic temporality for the history of the species. By emphasizing human evolution over climate science, the popular science of lifestyles based on early human behavior constructs evolutionary nostalgia as an ideological...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., I suggest that we might in turn use another formalization, that of A. J. Greimas's semiotic rectangle, to understand a movement that occurs in Lacan's work from the three that dominated his earlier “structuralist” thinking—prominently on display in his early 1950s “Seminar on ‘The Purloined Letter...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 101–110.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Janell Watson In this interview, feminist historian Joan Wallach Scott discusses her first encounters with critical theory, the early days of teaching women's history, her turn to the history of the present, her work on the history of feminism, her book on the Muslim veil, and her current project...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (90): 70–88.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Arthur Redding The figure of the fugitive woman radical has occupied a curiously important place in the American popular imagination. Early depictions of women whose political sympathies have drawn them into radical activism and terrorist plots include Susan Isaacson in E. L. Doctorow’s The Book...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... censorship is bad but because it forecloses the examination of life. If the examination of life is defensible, it is not because it is good in opposition to an unexamined life that is bad (to the point of being worthless). In saying otherwise, the “good” Socrates of the Apology and the other early dialogues...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 157–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Ashna Ali; Ashna Ali; Christopher Ian Foster; Supriya M. Nair This interview with Igiaba Scego, renowned Italian author and journalist of Somali descent, explores the relationship between letteratura della migrazione , the italophone migrant literary movement of the 1990s and early 2000s...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 93–119.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Complicating standard accounts of deconstruction and rhetorical reading as simply antimimetic, Miller acknowledges the centrality of this ancient concept to his intellectual development and to major turns in literary theory as well: his early engagement with New Criticism and phenomenology in the 1950s, his...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 62–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Janell Watson In this interview with Barbara Herrnstein Smith, known for her important contributions to literary theory and for an unusual interdisciplinary career, interviewer Janell Watson gives a brief account of Smith’s early interests in philosophy and science, her career as a teacher...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 83–95.
Published: 01 May 2017
....” Starting in the early 1990s, however, a deep shift occurred in the way the body was interpreted. A new movement cast tremendous doubt on the hegemony of language and instead advocated a performative, pictorial, and affective approach — the so-called material turn — which encompassed all...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 47–63.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Jeffrey J. Williams © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 Spanos Interview 47 Jeffrey J. Williams The Counter-Memory of Postmodernism: An Interview with William V. Spanos The late 1960s and early 1970s were a transitional time...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 75–82.
Published: 01 November 2006
... novelist, critic, and educator Samuel Delany, "and because no one in the public sphere has spoken about class for forty years in this country, that war can be carried out in the most appalling terms and at the most crazed levels of cruelty." He was writing early in September 2005 about New Orleans...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 110–115.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that the postlabor theories of the “ludo economy” of video games work to ideologically obscure a revolutionary critique of digital capi- talism based upon the labor theory of value. Benjamin Noys’s essay is titled “Bound to Labor: Life and Labor in (Early) Marx and (Early) Derrida.” He proposes...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 211–219.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Vincent B. Leitch © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Vincent B. Leitch What I Believe and Why Although I completed my PhD in literary studies during the early 1970s, I didn’t assert an explicit point of view, an identifiable critical position, until the late 1980s. In an article I wrote...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 171–182.
Published: 01 November 2009
... us about 172 the minnesota review psychology, physicality, and language. My aim here is to discuss a few of these bestial insights in hopes of adding Burke to the growing list of early animal critics. Let’s begin, then, with a trout. Permanence and Change’s...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 153–158.
Published: 01 November 2006
... for the close nexus between American law and literature during the early republic and examined the “major writers within that configuration” (7). In Ferguson’s words, lawyers comprised a “now-forgotten configuration of law and letters that dominated literary aspirations from the Revolution...