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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 153–158.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Todd J. Goddard Goddard 153 Todd J. Goddard The Cultural Work of Literature and the Law (on W. C. Harris, E Pluribus Unum: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Constitutional Paradox [Iowa City: U of Iowa P...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 101–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Wang Ning The issue of modernity with regard to the function of translation has been one of the most cutting-edge theoretical topics in both Chinese and international contexts, especially in dealing with globalization and world literature. As we know, modernity functioned both politically and...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 185–189.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Todd J. Goddard © 2007 the minnesota review 2007 Todd J. Goddard Literature, Law, and Slavery in Nineteenth- Century America (on Maurice Lee’s Slavery, Philosophy, & American Literature, 1830-1860, [Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006]; Arthur Riss’ Race, Slavery, and...
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the minnesota review (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 (2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of literature — the side of Socrates least likely to appear in contemporary apologies for the humanities — to bear upon his paradigmatic contribution to the genre of apology. Beginning by remarking the violence of Socrates’s claim that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (the most often quoted...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 195–198.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Elites. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2007. Maurice S. Lee How American Universities Learned to Love American Literature (on Elizabeth Renker’s The Origins of American Literature Studies: An Institutional History [New York: Cambridge UP, 2007]) Anyone who has been...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 130–145.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Mohammed Abdullah Hussein Muharram Despite the renewed interest in Arabic writing following Naguib Mahfouz's winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the war on terror, and the US invasion of Iraq, texts by Arab authors are surprisingly absent from the major...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 137–156.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the conditions under which “words and images come together or pull apart and contest one another.” He constantly goes back and forth between literature and the visual arts, between words and images. Instead of seeing the study of images as a threat to literature, he sees it as an enrichment of it...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 83–102.
Published: 01 November 2017
... issues in contemporary method in literary criticism. It also addresses some of the debate about the concept and offers one revision. Additionally, the interview also surveys Marcus's influential work in comparative literature, notably on the spaces in fiction in French and English literature in her book...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 104–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Eleanor Paynter; Ashna Ali; Christopher Ian Foster; Supriya M. Nair Migritude literature, or the literature of postcolonial migration, is often autobiographical and thus productively read through the lens of life writing. How authors position the immigrant self as subject sheds light on narrative...
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the minnesota review (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 (2011) 2011 (77): 143–161.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Justin Neuman Is cosmopolitanism compatible with religion? This essay explores what it might mean to cultivate a sensibility of religious cosmopolitanism through the study of narrative literature. I begin by analyzing the intersection of these terms—the religious and the cosmopolitan —across their...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (92): 95–110.
Published: 01 May 2019
... thinkers across the disciplines of literature, philosophy, history, ethics, bioethics, and political and biological science, as well as the pastoral and practical occupations of farming and forestry. Galsworthy, a lover of humanity and rarely seen without a dog or horse as a companion, undertook animal...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 102–110.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Christian P. Haines; Christian P. Haines; Peter Hitchcock This article examines the poetry of Danez Smith as a practice of commoning. It introduces the concept of the uncommons as a way of thinking about how African American literature, culture, and political practice develop egalitarian forms of...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Brinda J. Mehta; Ashna Ali; Christopher Ian Foster; Supriya M. Nair The term migritude was first coined by French theorist Jacques Chevrier to characterize “extracontinental” francophone sub-Saharan literatures that have their roots in negritude and immigration. Kenyan cultural artist Shailja Patel...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 62–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... comparative literature at Bennington College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University, and her accomplishments as a scholar and theorist. The interview draws out Smith’s views on a wide range of issues relating to contemporary critical thought and changes in university life over the past fifty or...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 57–78.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Janell Watson In this interview, Jacqueline Rose discusses her engagements with psychoanalytic feminism and discusses its legacies in the United States and in Great Britain. She uses Lacan and Freud not only to read literature but also to discuss politics, especially the issues of anti-Semitism and...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 97–110.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Wang Jinghui As the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Mo Yan shows how a writer in a socialist country successfully internalizes censorship. Censorship in China is part of Mo Yan’s professional and psychic environment and generates two major results in his works, one...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126–150.
Published: 01 May 2014
... recuperability of different forms of bad affect needs to be factored into Ahmed’s critical discussions of specific unhappy types—the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, and the melancholic migrant—within her chosen contexts of literature, film, and popular culture. “Ask Me If I Care”: Work, Injustice, and...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
... essay examines one contemporary mode, ecopoetics, as an emergent literature of the Anthropocene and highlights the new questions of voice, relation, and address that it explores. Through readings of poems by Brenda Hillman, Juliana Spahr, Evelyn Reilly, and Michael Leong, “Anthropogenic Poetics” argues...