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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 May 2017) 2017 (88): 59–68.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Monika Rogowska-Stangret This essay sketches cartographies of new materialism with reference to theoretical dynamics and transformations of the category of the body. By tracing interconnections between concepts of corporeality coined by Elizabeth Grosz, transcorporeality developed by Stacy Alaimo...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 96–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Marc Kosciejew The document is one of the oldest material objects of all recorded civilizations, one upon which we are, in many ways, still dependent today. Documentation — that is, documents and their associated practices, institutions, and histories — plays an important role in helping to...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 59–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... explores the concept of collectivization through aesthetic form and material extension during the 1980s and 1990s, in the precarios. I then map how Vicuña uses form to disclose the interplay of etymology and materiality in Palabrarmás (1992) and Instan (2002), giving plural voice to collectivized...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 122–132.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Nicole M. Merola This essay considers Jeanette Winterson’s speculative novel The Stone Gods for the literary, formal, and tonal strategies it employs to diagnose and illuminate the material burdens of producing and living in the Anthropocene. Using the geologic tool of stratigraphy in concert with...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 47–58.
Published: 01 May 2017
... , edited by Bühlmann Vera Hovestadt Ludger , 158 – 210 . Basel : Birkhäuser . ———. 2016b . “Vicarious Architectonics, Strange Objects.” In Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity , edited by Voyatzaki Maria (in press) . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 83–95.
Published: 01 May 2017
....” Starting in the early 1990s, however, a deep shift occurred in the way the body was interpreted. A new movement cast tremendous doubt on the hegemony of language and instead advocated a performative, pictorial, and affective approach — the so-called material turn — which encompassed all of these. In the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 147–158.
Published: 01 November 2013
...” also contribute. Long interested in environmental studies, Bennett has written on the Hegelian dialectic of faith and enlightenment in order to examine the relationship between nature and the state. In a related project, she defines a modern political enchantment in terms of an animate materialism that...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 126–146.
Published: 01 November 2013
... informed the settlement of America in order to emphasize the role of fantasy and fiction in materializing these illogical things that have to do with our borders and our deportations. Her previous monographs include Reproducing the State (1999) and States without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals (2009...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 113–136.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the inevitable reforms in political and ideological realms. The continued and omnipresent censorship and self-censorship in China’s intellectual arena, as well as the corrosive effects of corruption, fraud, and the temptations of material benefits in the academic and media sectors, contribute to...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 131–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
... content that is a sign of a finitude still to come. The materialisms of the Tale assert a limit that does not arrive because they begin with the inexhaustible limitations of form. © 2013 Virginia Tech 2013 Works Cited Aquinas Thomas . 2002 . The Treatise on Human Nature: Summa Theologiae...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 69–82.
Published: 01 May 2015
... different from perceptions in the United States. International frames of the US response to this natural disaster not only highlight different underlying sources for the tragedy but also shift attention away from material conditions to subjective perceptions that produce trauma, and they chart the part...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2017
... with the methodology in single- and coauthored pieces, I have further developed diffractive reading for the immanent epistemology of new materialism. This essay demonstrates through a diffractive reading practice how incorporation and externality, as well as ecology and entanglement, play important...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 69–82.
Published: 01 May 2017
... feminisms help to recognize how multiple phenomena work together to behave in what can become legible at any given moment as a body. By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 139–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Nathalie Blanc © 2017 Virginia Tech 2017 Works Cited Alaimo Stacy . 2010 . Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . ———. 2016 . Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times . Minneapolis...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 55.
Published: 01 November 2016
... nightmare. Had you swum to me a man rather than a memory I would have drawn up your heart cavity out of the sea so that it could brittle in the sun and let off allowing you to properly stretch toward that materializing island. A woman...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 22–23.
Published: 01 November 2014
... eyed and mouthless and fat as I ingested in the nom storm. I was a dead tongue making out with a dead tongue stilled at the moment of swallowing. I was seated upright until I fell into a sea of flab fornication. Cute flaps, I fell into their slimy velvet elements as if all of their material was...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 189–190.
Published: 01 November 2015
... specific books. For examples, check the review essays in this or recent past issues. —​Janell Watson, Editor Barrett, Ross, and Daniel Worden, eds. 2014. Oil Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Bhandar, Brenna, and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, eds. 2015. Plastic Materialities...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 73–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
... obligatory fiction. It is to translate material presence into sign and reinscribe substance as synecdoche, such that a minuscule part offers a means to conceptualize an unimag- inable whole, the overall form of which that part does not reproduce. After all, what I heard in my car was not CO2 but a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 116–126.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., within the recently constructed Brooks building at Manchester Metropolitan University. Funding from the Centre for Biosocial Research on Learning and Behavior allowed researchers to design the laboratory with the latest biotechnologies and digital-synesthetic materials. A Finnish architect...