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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 170–179.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to demonstrate the ways in which individuals are variously folded into or blocked out of community-forming activities. In their insistence on such specificity, which this essay traces to a modernist notion of medium specificity, Bruguera's performances are shown to question the manner in which the field...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 71–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... narratives of philosophy in the last century, images have always been regarded as specifically human and therefore artificial cognitive tools, which have a pure men- tal being and an accidental nature. What is real is the individual mind, the texture and the substance of the ego; images are just ephem...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 93–101.
Published: 01 November 2014
... discussed in this essay—air as what remains still or as what gives way; air as the medium of remembrance or as the element of a haunted forgetting—fail to capture the decisive temporality of the Anthropocene: the delayed and disaggregated effect of fossil capitalism, the accumulation of greenhouse gases...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 137–156.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on the environment than the rain, when global warming is an indisputable scientific fact, the relation of nature and human artifice has been made manifest in a radically new and far-reaching way. Since the 1960s, earth art, land art, and site-specific art have expanded the field of artistic practice...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 25–46.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to talk about literary works, for example in his essay on Racine. Those essays are about specific people and they have a certain technique for talking about them, which I thought was amazing. He gets Victor Hugo, all twenty-four volumes, into a twenty-five-page...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 153–161.
Published: 01 November 2015
... life. The emergence of social media poetics — and, specifically, what I term digital realism — demonstrates the use of the confessional mode in social media. Digital realism gives name to a process of literary production that obscures the lines between life and writing. In this essay, I explore how...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 93–119.
Published: 01 November 2020
... [apparence fausse de présent]. That is how the Mime operates, whose act is confined to a perpetual allusion without breaking the ice or the mirror [sans briser la glace]; he thus sets up a medium [milieu], a pure medium, of fiction. Stéphane Mallarmé, Mimique Perhaps, then, there is always more than one...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 59–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... More important, Vicuña’s visual art, sculpture, and poetics untether the worldviews associated with each specific linguistic root and emancipate the modes of reading and interacting with how meaning is imparted within each language as a community of interlocutors. At stake is understanding how...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126–150.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Lisa Fluet Fluet’s essay develops a survey of the argumentative claims of the area of affect studies devoted specifically to the assessment, and critique, of “happiness.” The central focus is a review of Sara Ahmed’s study The Promise of Happiness (2010), which Fluet places within the context...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 47–58.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Vera Bühlmann; Felicity Colman; Iris van der Tuin © 2017 Virginia Tech 2017 Works Cited Arendt Hannah . 1958 . The Human Condition . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Ayache Elie . 2015 . The Medium of Contingency: An Inverse View on the Market . New York...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 82–100.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., and practice as distinct sites of activity. Indeed, a dis- tinction between poetry and politics (or among poetry, theory, and social praxis) cannot be sustained if the functioning of language is mutually interdependent with a social order that prioritizes, if not out- right imposes, specific values...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 47–50.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., and print culture specifically, established, if not an actual fully-realized public sphere, what might be called the “enabling fiction” of the public sphere. Even Habermas’ critics more or less self-consciously believe that we should work towards such a thing, and (though...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 107–118.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . ———. 1999 . “A Voyage on the North Sea”: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition . New York : Thames and Hudson . Lazzarato Maurizio . 2007 . “The Misfortunes of the ‘Artistic Critique’ and of Cultural Employment,” translated by O'Neill Mary . Transversal , January . eipcp.net...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 145–158.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and the Vernacular Sensation, then, is not only the medium for human experience; it is also the medium through which human beings know God and know the world. Aquinas’s revision to Augustine’s account of the senses establishes a crucial model for thinking through the representation of sensation...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 132–138.
Published: 01 May 2017
... indifference to “cultural specificity.” I say “indifference” because indifference does not constitute an active ignorance or covert arrogance. To deliberately attack scholars associated with SR by accus- ing them of misogyny would be to manipulate the readership and to patronize the scholars. (Cf...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 171–179.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Yet there is an easily discernable performative contradiction in theories enthralled with negation, subversion, and the glamour of marginality that sustain their case via entirely conventional and routinized forms of academic argument. Either the medium disqualifies the message, or we need...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 219–230.
Published: 01 November 2009
...) for judging purebred dogs. The most famous American dog show, Westminster, held annually in Madison Square Garden and now televised nationally, remains the best known “conformation show,” ranking entrants against AKC physical standards. “The ideal boxer,” for example, “is a medium...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 60–72.
Published: 01 November 2014
... species-being expresses itself not in denotative speech acts but rather in performative interventions in which humankind func- tions as both subject and object. Hence our choice of the gerund “writing,” which does not require a specific grammatical subject and in which process and product become...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 65–79.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and photography? Silverman  I planned to write two short books after World Spectators —​ one about appropriation, and the other about photography. I wanted to work on photography because I had been talking about the medium for many years with Ulla Ziemann, the German artist whose photo- graph appears...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 69–81.
Published: 01 May 2021
... is a catchall term for the moral concerns and humanistic ways of under- standing that economic thinking has traditionally left out. This is at once very specific and very broad: their conception of literature is pri- marily limited to the realist novels of the second half of the nineteenth century (despite...