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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (91): 15.
Published: 01 November 2018
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 17.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Susan B. A. Somers-Willett © 2013 Susan B. A. Somers-Willett 2013 Susan B. A. Somers-Willett Looking at Photographs in Which Our Faces Do Not Appear The girl removes her clothes and punishes them in the road. She wipes her skin with her hands and runs toward the man...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (90): 100–113.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Young Hoon Oh; Margret Grebowicz A Sherpa laughed off his colleague’s death, stunning a Korean teammate on Mt. Everest. In the face of their friends’ deaths, Korean and Sherpa mountaineers behave quite distinctively from each other. Based on anthropological research on Sherpa and Korean...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 102–110.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of life in the face of white supremacism. It considers the ways in which the violences of white supremacism uncommon black life—that is, bar blackness from belonging—as well as the ways in which poetry and politics become avenues through which black life invents alternative socialities. From...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 104–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... journey from Senegal to Italy and bears witness to the discrimination he faces there. Mademba’s testimony responds to duress , which Ann Stoler defines as the “colonial entailments” that shape contemporary spaces, institutions, and relations. Produced by a small Tuscan press, the memoir circulates via...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 113–136.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to the fundamental questions and dilemmas that China faces today: the absence of social consensus and coherent social values that provide not only cohesiveness to an increasingly diverse and fragmented society in rapid transformation but also clues to the world community as to the future orientations of a rising...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
... literature since its emergence in the 1970s has never explicitly thematized the Anthropocene, this perspective is arguably a hidden theme. I propose the term Anthropocene literature as a descriptive and diagnostic concept to characterize literary texts that reflect on the human condition in the face...
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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 (2011) 2011 (77): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Phillip E. Wegner I reflect upon the value of Jacques Lacan's 1969–70 Seminar XVII, The Other Side of Psychoanalysis , for thinking about the challenges we face as scholars and teachers working in the contemporary university. As with Lacan's title for this seminar, my title has a range of meanings...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 22–23.
Published: 01 November 2014
... poetics of its space squidging me with its finger penis. It made a cute bump on my cute skull. Plop. Plop. It made me bleed cute things. It made little beads with little faces leak out of my holes. It made faces leak out my faces and grow faces. It made me form a pulsing bump made of fat...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 6–14.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., my days on repeat. My mind was a haze, jumbled colors and features drifting along the back of my eyelids. With aching hands, I sketched faces in my notebook, translating them into digital renders. At night, sometimes my body shook, outpouring emotion like a churning ocean. But I loved it all. I loved...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 48–52.
Published: 01 May 2012
... ears were small. Once, he’d scooped a spoonful of bacon lard from the pan and eaten it, thinking it would help thicken his chest and arms. Eliot rubbed his hands together, pulled the blanket off his brother. “What in the Sam Hill?” Hilton sat up, anger sharpening his face. There was never...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 33–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the laughter almost dies down. “Like Oscar the Grouch.” “Oscar who?” “The Grouch. Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street.” “Hah! Oscar the fuckin’ Grouch!” Frankie V cough-laughs till he’s red in the face. My cousin J came to visit. Great...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 9–19.
Published: 01 November 2017
... big for her. They slide off her hands and fall to the floor. She pulls them back on and holds her hands up like she’s making the referee signal for a touchdown. She stands next to her father. He looks at my face and tries to figure out what I am: man, woman, or freak. He pulls on her...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by his own hands who is made to draw back in surprise in the face of what is morphing him.  —​Bruno Latour, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence The title of this essay may strike the reader as obvious, even tautologi- cal. For does not all poetry...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (101): 28–34.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... He studies me up close, making sure all the articulations are straight. He notices a nick in my right thigh bone. Huh, he says, sticking a fingernail into the crevice before looking me in the face. Cause of death? That s right near the femoral artery. I have no idea. My empty eye sockets...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 44.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Thomas Patrick Levy © 2015 Thomas Patrick Levy 2015 Thomas Patrick Levy A Picture of a Wall On the walls of the storefront I put a fake picture. On the walls you make a fake heart in the shape of a fake face. A face on a face. A pic- ture of a wall. You wear your bricks like pants...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 9–17.
Published: 01 November 2012
... had opened up his wrists. Scavengers had eaten his nose and eyes, but I could still tell that he was a young man. I covered him with dirt. His eyeless face visits me when I feel my own mind slipping into the whis­ pering woods. I decided to go into Missoula at once to lie with a woman...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 37–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... be overcome, even a war. But the song doesn’t say anything about what the war is. It’s a regular school hymn, and now I know it’s full of hogwash. I know the text by heart but I don’t listen to it anymore. Nor do I watch the girl’s faces. I don’t know what my dad sees, but I imagine it’s the same...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 15–17.
Published: 01 November 2009
....” Another guard took a couple of steps our way, glared and said, “No talking in formation. Face the front.” He turned on his heel and rejoined the others, having arranged their audience. The con standing beside me sighed and whispered through clenched teeth, “I hate this shit...