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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 42–45.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Chelsea Lemon Fetzer © 2016 Chelsea Lemon Fetzer 2016 Chelsea Lemon Fetzer Even the Far-Out Songs Emily’s drunk on three-dollar wine. Backbones crooked again, her tower of fists, so she has to lie flat on the floor, says I could spend ten years...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 119–130.
Published: 01 May 2013
... acceptance of alternative, even enchanted realities; like certain strains of modern analytic philosophy and science fiction, it posits possible worlds and builds them out from within by acts of intellection, extended metaphorical conceits, and provisional bids for our faith. More than the result of a loose...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 61–80.
Published: 01 May 2016
... horizon in even this strategy of containment and neutralization. © 2016 Virginia Tech 2016 Daybreakers Great Recession biopolitics dystopia vampire Works Cited Agamben Giorgio . 1998 . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Translated by Heller-Roazen Daniel...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 81–100.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Phillip E. Wegner This essay takes up the challenge, issued by Fredric Jameson in a 1976 minnesota review essay, to become attentive to the “presence of some Utopian content even within the most degraded and degrading type of commercial product.” It does so through a reading of the Adam Sandler and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 101–110.
Published: 01 November 2011
... , psychoanalysis proved useful in her analysis of the Muslim head-scarf controversies in French schools, and it plays an even more prominent role in her forthcoming book, The Fantasy of Feminist History . She recently led a seminar on secularism at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where she is on the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 111–130.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a religion of the state. But did Christian communism actually exist in earliest, first-, or even second-century Christianity? The evidence is exceedingly slender if not nonexistent. And so I take a dialectical line, arguing that the probable nonexistence of early Christian communism is precisely the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Arguably, it is only with the onset of modern politics in the West, from the French Revolution onward, that this conceit has been partially undermined and that violence and terror have become central to theoretical discussions. But even in these discussions, violence is presented as accidental or...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Rita Raley This essay first considers global English in relation to the contemporary sociotechnological milieu. It examines machine translation applications, particularly Google Translate, and suggests that they globalize English in their de facto articulation of it as a normative default. Even, or...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 131–142.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 130–145.
Published: 01 May 2012
... even more troubling that anthologies of world literature, which include many works in translation, tend to exclude or marginalize Arab writing. Drawing from Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's statement that “such slips become the rule rather than the exception in less careful hands” (1989, 272) and from the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 1.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Dean Young © 2015 Dean Young 2015 Dean Young Three-Hearted Poem There’s a slight knock at the door and when I open it, there’s a mailman- sized moth. That’s how I know I’ve shrunk even more than the last time when a blue cloud told me I was drunk, I was...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 18–19.
Published: 01 May 2013
...-Willett 18   19 The city evening is already throwing its awe on your shoulders and so I am loyal to your image here and for years —​ even as your face ceases to have a face, even as your body is published against the sodium lights above. ...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 1.
Published: 01 November 2013
... curtain, up spiral stairs Tony Curtis unfurled his green flesh like a flag. It was surprisingly dry. Even the red spine Quivering beneath the lips of Harajuku girls In sailor skirts, those pouty lips the shade of iodine- 131, even the tips, even the swollen frills Were dry. He only seemed to be...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Melinda Wilson © 2014 Melinda Wilson 2014 Melinda Wilson Dance for Me You Six-Plumed Bird of Paradise So I take off even my socks, climb onto the countertop and mimic beauty like I’m not a bag stuffed with gizzard and bone. But it doesn’t feel right. In...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 27.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Miz Hefferman © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Miz Hefferman Drawing a Perfect Circle It’s Tuesday, and my father demands to see the ocean. He needs his shoes. I tell him water is so far, even the thirst in his legs couldn’t carry him there. He closes his eyes and hears waves. He wants...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 2.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Tara Skurtu © 2013 Tara Skurtu 2013 Tara Skurtu Morning Love Poem Dreamt last night I fed you, unknowingly, something you were allergic to. And you were gone, like that. You don’t have even a single allergy, but still. The dream cracked. Cars nosedived...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 14.
Published: 01 May 2013
... not hold you before you trestle and spool into the day’s tender appointment? The city morning is already punishing your shoulders and so I keep your image here and for miles, even as your face ceases to have a face, even as your body erases into the terrible...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Nancy Ford Dugan © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Nancy Ford Dugan GPS for the Car-less Don’t even think of giving up your job in this economy, even if it bores you...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hillary Kobernick © 2017 Hillary Kobernick 2017 Hillary Kobernick Little Boats for Flat Chest Dresses Mostly he didn’t even start wearing skirts until we broke up, again. His parents can’t entirely blame me because in Boston I showed him Judith Butler and he said...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 18.
Published: 01 May 2017
... silk rotted grey and brown and bent and when we measured our steps past a town, even in wind the bells swayed toneless and tongueless, clappers unscrewed and melted down, wrapped around powder, shipped out in boxes, the bells bound open as dresses wind-filled then...