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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 87–100.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Suicide Bombing (from his 2006 Wellek lectures). He is currently working on a genealogical critique of the notion of human rights and its contradictory coexistence alongside great violence such as war and regimes of punishment. © 2011 Virginia Tech 2011 This content is made freely available by the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2009) 2010 (73-74): 165–169.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . Aristotle . Politics . 323 BCE . Trans. Reeve C. D. C. . Indianapolis : Hackett , 1998 . Bulliet Richard W. Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers: The Past and Future of Human-Animal Relationships . New York : Columbia UP , 2005 . Digard Jean-Pierre . L’ homme et les animaux...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2014
... planet and driven itself to the brink of extinction. The answer that Atwood offers is bound up with the question of sexual difference. This novel suggests that rewriting “the human” at the end of the Anthropocene will require destabilizing man kind’s dominion not just over the natural world it inhabits...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Jessica D. Hand © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 Jessica D. Hand Blind Gods, Human Braille In the beginning, the earth was flat. Blind gods sat between the cushions of galaxies, palming the earth’s smooth...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Herschel Farbman Socrates haunts apologies for the humanities, and the ghost is not entirely benevolent. This essay emphasizes the dangers he represents, not because it is any more possible to banish Socrates in death than it was in life, but in order to bring his great lucidity about the dangers...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2007
... (on Stefan Collini’s Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain [Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006]; Mark Lilla’s The Reckless Mind [New York: New York Review of Books, 2001]; Edward Said’s Humanism and Democratic Criticism [New York: Columbia UP, 2004]; and Michael Warner’s...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 97–100.
Published: 01 November 2012
... . Janell Watson Introduction China and the Humanities Today This special-focus section of minnesota review issue 79 is devoted to the peculiar place that China has come to occupy in the global humanities, especially in relation to the United States and Western Europe. American universities...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 125–135.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Lennard J. Davis Davis 125 Lennard J. Davis Edward Said’s Battle for Humanism It is one of the puzzles that Edward Said left us, in sphinx-like manner, upon his death: How can it be that a man associated with a radical...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 106–118.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that objects interact with one another in their own hidden ways, that objects are mysteriously indifferent to the human world, and that human subjectivity itself is just another object. Such a view is described as “posthuman” and is often called “flat ontology” (after Manuel DeLanda). The problem...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 73–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jesse Oak Taylor This article traces the implications of thinking about the Anthropocene from the perspective of the archives that make it visible, placing ice-core data and scientific research on historical climate alongside ideas of the archive in historiography and the humanities. Drawing on...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 83–92.
Published: 01 November 2014
...James J. Pulizzi The word Anthropocene purposely draws our attention to the anthropos , the humans who are now changing the planet’s climate. We must not forget, however, what media theorists and philosophers like Marshall McLuhan, Friedrich Kittler, and Bernard Stiegler have pointed out—humans are...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 62–82.
Published: 01 May 2012
... them in a more doubtful light, Brennan looks at various theoretical moments of the immediate past: for example, the “subaltern,” the “multitude,” and the post-human. He observes along the way that the humanities themselves, paradoxically, have become the institution devoted to showing the absurdity of...
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the minnesota review (1 November 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 (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 147–158.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Janell Watson In this interview, Jane Bennett discusses her highly influential notion of vibrant matter, which is her term for the idea that the locus of agency is always a human/nonhuman assemblage. In other words, there is an impetus to action in humans and animals, but the impetuses of “things...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Gabriele Dürbeck This essay discusses the value of the Anthropocene concept for the environmental humanities and in particular for the analysis of contemporary environmentally themed literature. The first part of the essay considers the culturally relevant consequences of the originally geographic...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 133–142.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Eames and Charles Eames’s animation Powers of Ten , drawing on examples from biology, ecology, and engineering. Scale variance is the opposite of fractal self-similarity and the smooth zoom effect apparent in Powers of Ten . Scale critique shows that the “human species” is not the subject of the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2018) 2018 (90): 91–99.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Margret Grebowicz; Margret Grebowicz What Sir John Hunt described beautifully as “the problem of Everest” is a different problem now than it was for the 1953 expedition. These days Everest is anything but the great unknown, so commercialized that it has become symbolic of a world used up by humans...
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the minnesota review (1 November 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 (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 171–181.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jennifer Cotter New materialism claims to offer a postanthropocentric advance over historical materialism by displacing human labor with the “vital agency” of all matter: from humans to objects and machines. By equating people with the objects they produce and positing the autopoiesis of things...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Purloined Letter’”—to the four of his late work. Reading Lacan with Greimas helps us understand better both what is imagined and what is really at stake in current debates over theory and scholarship in the humanities. © 2011 Virginia Tech 2011 Works Cited Althusser Louis . 1971 . Lenin...