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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 1.
Published: 01 May 2011
...G. C. Waldrep © 2011 G. C. Waldrep 2011 G. C. Waldrep The Limits of Metaphor When you think about it, a lot of things used to get made in America, but now they’re not: bowling balls and bowling pins, wire hangers, the machines that mix milkshakes, the enormous...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 119–130.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the acceptance of alternative, even enchanted realities; like certain strains of modern analytic philosophy and science fiction, it posits possible worlds and builds them out from within by acts of intellection, extended metaphorical conceits, and provisional bids for our faith. More than the result of a loose...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 93–101.
Published: 01 November 2014
...—the amplifying feedback loop between surplus value and the surplus energy derived from fossil fuels, which effects a rift in the biospheric carbon cycle—I track a metaphoric drift in materialist invocations of air toward ideality and ahistoricity: atmosphere as allegory of the outside. The atmospheric figures...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is that the discourse of global English needs to expand well beyond disciplinary and curricular concerns to consider English as the literal and metaphoric operating system for a social matrix that is at once networked and informational. If the discourse of global English is to have any critical purchase, in other words...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 143–161.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and constant connectivity, celebrants of globalization and its critics alike are prone to thin accounts that fall back on metaphors of a flat world and the short text. Against the perils of the short and the flat, this essay celebrates the long formats and sustained acts of imaginative investment fostered...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 163–167.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of certainty and examines the integrity of scientific data, interpretation, and metaphor. Edward Castronova’s Synthetic Worlds, Elisabeth A. Lloyd’s The Case of the Female Orgasm, and Marquard Smith and Joanne Morra’s edited collection The Prosthetic Impulse all conduct biocultural...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 71–93.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to the analysis of the literary text itself. We owe to the New Critics the ability to do what they called close reading—a close, extensive analysis of the construction of a poem and its metaphoric structure. That was new when I was an undergraduate, and it was distrusted, as new things...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (91): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2018
... York : Harcourt, Brace, and World . Benjamin Walter . 1980–82 . Gesammelte Schriften . Frankfurt : Suhrkamp . Black Max . 1977 . “ More about Metaphor .” Dialectica 31 : 431 – 57 . Blake William . 2008 . The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake , edited...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 61–72.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of individual people but at the scale of the environment. To underline this point, Sharpe turns to the weather as a structural metaphor to describe the ongoing violence of chattel slavery: In my text, the weather is the totality of our environments; the weather is the total climate; and the climate...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 59–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... : Cambridge University Press . Hilger Sister Inez M. 1957 . Araucanian Child Life and Its Cultural Background: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections . Vol. 133 . Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution . Isbell Billie Jean Harrison Regina . 1997 . “ Metaphor Spun: A Conversation...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 20.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., so you thought I was speaking in metaphor, but I said I was speaking in world. That evening the clouds wrung from our hopes appeared and rained the ash from the air, and I came back to my mourning in this new black-footed country where I still couldn’t write that grief...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 27.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the drumsticks; & also part of a blue-lettered metal tear gas cannister, a ghost-home emptied of teeth; & also the hint of a blunt (a mediocre strain), dust in the crevice of a pocket; & finally courage, having abandoned metaphor & befriended audacity. First, part of a blue-lettered metal tear gas cannister...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 122–143.
Published: 01 November 2021
... on some knots within understanding, formalized as a political epistemology. I a dopt the definition of epistemology as the theory of human knowledge, dealing with its possibilities and limits, with the analysis of propositional and metaphoric thus logical and affective cognitive 124 the minnesota review...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 137–156.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and descriptively apt account of the historical period that opened up after the convulsions of the 1960s in the United States. My own way of thinking history has been to seek out terms that capture the specific nature of media technologies and metaphors that repro- duce social life in an era. That is why I...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 116–126.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of per- ception, in which, despite attempts to think otherwise, reflection was the assumed operation at the heart of subjectification. This optical metaphor infiltrated even into earnest attempts to think the quantum, because light and visual patterns were still the source of theorizing...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 85–102.
Published: 01 November 2006
... "outside some of its constraints." But as I know you know, and I suspect, given your current work on abjection, disgust, and exclusion, you concur with, I don't believe the inside/outside metaphor can provide a way to overcome them. The fact that, even accidentally, you are drawn however en passant...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 23.
Published: 01 November 2006
... a question mark. Let's talk about accents, tongues isolated. In any diner of the world, I know the scent of the streets of Madison. We might as well be wearing blindfolds for America. Everything has been said. The best metaphor I could conjure: a man...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 106.
Published: 01 November 2009
... strong buck strutting over crags or hear the empty silence that implies the dominion of senses far more able than my own at these times I feel bare-boned, a hermit crab exposed, the metaphor that shells it ripped away, these withered...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 29.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jason Bredle © 2015 Jason Bredle 2015 Jason Bredle 52-Hertz Whale We began to speak exclusively in metaphors —​ a fight broke out at a tulip festival between a bear in a diaper and a guy in tight pants who could shoot lasers from his eyes, if you know what I...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 44.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... But for the moment let’s say something is cutting into my side —​ a metaphoric girdle. I am a building and I am music. Bones buckle under my weight. I cry a counterweight. Flowers are a certain color. Now a confession: I’m a pedal-phile and I think authority comes in code. We hotel a hundred times. We motel...