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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 93–119.
Published: 01 November 2020
... with the whole of its interpretation. Jacques Derrida, The Double Session Often simply translated as imitation, mim sis is one of the most influential concepts in Western thought that belongs to the category of untranslatables. Originally invoked to define humans as the most imitative creatures, mim sis...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 199–205.
Published: 01 November 2007
... this classical rhetorical tradition of imitating established models” (xv). Anticipating objections, then, to the template model as formulaic and limiting, they answer (at least partially) with an appeal to this longstanding tradition and the idea that students today are prevented from fully...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 83–95.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of tem- poralities and corporealities —​is my awkward term for a not-human- ism in which species of all sorts are in question” (Haraway 2008, 164). Haraway refers here indirectly to movements that one might call repeated imitation processes. Since the middle of the twentieth cen- tury...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 21–22.
Published: 01 November 2006
... is the new affliction in dar-al-harb, and here too. Among the disciples there were few who sold guns for butter, or who now do. The prophets all tasted the toxic brew of imitation texts, like me, like you. c. When a girl blows up her skinny ten...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 76–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of tragedy can outshine its plot structure since tragedy imitates not people but action (6.1450a14–16); that the purpose of tragedy is the exposition of the plot (ὁ (6.1450a21–23); that the plot is the first prin- ciple and the soul of tragedy ὁ (6.1450a38); and that even without being...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 254–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to imitate and to find my own voice in the process. This is one of the things that exposure to a fine mind can do. Often teachers forget that they can do this for a student. I have not encountered this ability and generosity to such a degree in anyone else since. I call it generosity...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 7–8.
Published: 01 November 2006
... very intense and accomplished life, he was more of an activist than a writer. And a very active one. After Fred's funeral in Port Allegany, his old friend John McClure acted out Fred's imitation of himself in a state of hunger: a pigeon staring wildly at the ground, darting its beak out...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 8–9.
Published: 01 November 2006
... very intense and accomplished life, he was more of an activist than a writer. And a very active one. After Fred's funeral in Port Allegany, his old friend John McClure acted out Fred's imitation of himself in a state of hunger: a pigeon staring wildly at the ground, darting its beak out...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2006
... very intense and accomplished life, he was more of an activist than a writer. And a very active one. After Fred's funeral in Port Allegany, his old friend John McClure acted out Fred's imitation of himself in a state of hunger: a pigeon staring wildly at the ground, darting its beak out...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 159–162.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Haley, On the Road, and Imitation of Life. One thing that is surprising about Medovoi’s analysis of identity’s origins as a form of social protest is that the teenage rebel did not symbolize a challenge to the postwar socio-economic order, but a means to reconcile its contradictions...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 131–136.
Published: 01 May 2009
... had the bad taste of being attracted to a glittering object and worse, a knock-off of a cutting edge. The fear was that we would all seem to have a shallow aspirational relation to knowledge, to be imitators and followers of the original pioneers who did all the real thinking. My...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 4–9.
Published: 01 May 2013
... might. While I don’t know exactly how a fellow friendly turkey vulture would act in a communal roost, I do my best to imitate some of her behaviors. For example, I was half- way through chapter one, “The First Morning,” when a pileated wood- pecker swooped through the hollow, sounding its...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 145–152.
Published: 01 May 2009
... pushing to see just how partial or inauthentic it can make the autonomy, integrity, and dignity of academic endeavor without inducing the faculty to fall out of love with their work. Likewise, the history of corporate management’s effort to imitate the success of higher education...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 137–156.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of the story of the book. Mitchell Interview 153 The other half concerns the conception of the cloning, which represents the new regime of image production that was simultane- ous with the war on terror. Cloning epitomizes the imitation of life that I summarize...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 51–60.
Published: 01 November 2007
... or not. You end up a bad imitation of yourself. On the other hand, before I started blogging, I never found my voice. Nietzsche writes that you won’t recognize the long, slow logic of the fruition of your thought until you say too much—including things you regret. You...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 59–68.
Published: 01 November 2010
... it” (289), and George Gershwin “the most creative imitator in American music, open to every influence”(368). His judgment and phrasing are deft, except when they are not, as when, writing about James T. Farrell’s Studs Lonigan trilogy (1932, 1934, 1935), he...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 34–44.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Brand New Day in Times Square. Ma was shredding her napkin, worried that midnight would kill the lights. It wasn t the lights per se that she fretted over, but the fridge and the two walk-in freezers in the basement. As always, they were crammed. In keeping with his imitation of curmudgeon 36...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 83–94.
Published: 01 May 2012
... subsumed as yet another academic novelty to be imitated by fashion followers. If syntax records the movement of history, Jame­ son’s style is the materialization of the difficulty, but also of the corre­ sponding exhilaration, of thinking real thoughts in a thoroughly rei­ minnesota review 78...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 219–230.
Published: 01 November 2009
... by “well-bred” people of inherited wealth. Fitzgerald sees the downside of that world and pins Gatsby’s downfall to it, transferring anxiety about class in the Roaring Twenties to a dog. For Myrtle, the puppy is an accessory, like the dogs of the wealthy women she imitates...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 49–60.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., and not even in the way that the cars in the driveway don’t look right with the house. It was different than that. The clothes weren’t fancy enough. They were an imitation of fancy. They were like when Playskool makes that orange car with the yellow roof for the kids to drive and feel like...