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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 95–105.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amy Hollywood Through a reading of the dynamic structure of Jacques Derrida’s “Passions: ‘An Oblique Offering,’” the essay suggests that the relationship between Derrida and the Christian tradition might best be understood not through what Derrida reads—Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, and...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Calina Ciobanu This article argues that Margaret Atwood’s postapocalyptic MaddAddam trilogy, composed of the novels Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood , and MaddAddam , imagines how humankind might come to reconstitute itself at the end of the Anthropocene—that is, once it has decimated the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of this essay, I suggest that we might in turn use another formalization, that of A. J. Greimas's semiotic rectangle, to understand a movement that occurs in Lacan's work from the three that dominated his earlier “structuralist” thinking—prominently on display in his early 1950s “Seminar on ‘The...
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the minnesota review (1 November 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 (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 127–140.
Published: 01 May 2011
... resistance. Given the fact that neoliberalism emerged as a force for social restructuring in Latin America at least a decade prior to its appearance in the United States and Europe, some of the insights of Latin American cultural studies scholars might well offer productive critical avenues for cultural...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 53–77.
Published: 01 November 2012
... terrain of historical analysis and, as a consequence, recalibrates what formal and political hermeneutics might entail. Such an approach provides a means to “return to the political” via a new perspective on the relation between art and historical context. I conclude by building on Žižek’s Lacanian...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 52.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the world. You are backpacking around a spired and bleak-skied European city. On each corner, pigeons and statuary. Each stone mouth reminds you of the lover you left across an ocean and a dozen rivers, the lover who might be, probably is, thinking of you as you order...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 36.
Published: 01 November 2006
... plastic raft, no sharks in the water. I was thinking, Tom, that your name might be French—deLay, and any association of your surname with the retardation of a progressive agenda might be wholly unmerited. I’m imagining I might see...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 14.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Susan B. A. Somers-Willett © 2013 Susan B. A. Somers-Willett 2013 Susan B. A. Somers-Willett Downtown Zoetrope When viewed in a certain light, some bodies astonish. Just as you, passenger, and I might marvel at the operator-less subway booths with their...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 18–19.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Susan B. A. Somers-Willett © 2013 Susan B. A. Somers-Willett 2013 Susan B. A. Somers-Willett Uptown Zoetrope When viewed in a certain light, some bodies astonish me. Just as you, fellow stranger, and I might marvel at the ruin of these operator-less booths...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 23.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 2.
Published: 01 November 2013
... ourselves just because we might feel embarrassed or impractical, or get wet. minnesota review 81 (2013) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2331868  © 2013 Tara Skurtu 2 ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2011) 2011 (76): 50.
Published: 01 May 2011
... but he don’t now for sure. Look we just got relieved last night an’ you might think we been careless cause most our stuff ’s been shot up blowed up or buried burnt or busted but one thing it sure ain’t been is kept track of but you come count what’s left if you want, what...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jasmine V. Bailey © 2016 Jasmine V. Bailey 2016 Jasmine V. Bailey Full Moon In tonight’s grip your confusion looks like clarity, your window like a mouth, your desk a sumptuous table and the china cabinet like you might crack it open for the first time...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 4.
Published: 01 May 2014
... offer him a swig of formaldehyde and a homey corner? Might coal barons, citing English folklore, force dung down his windpipe and wait for more coal to sprout? Perhaps a union will bamboozle him into dying for the cause, then hail him as a Tolpuddle Martyr, or a...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 58.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Portia Elan © 2014 Portia Elan 2014 Portia Elan Barter My kingdom for a shower. My kingdom for an ordinary piece of fruit. My kingdom for a key, but not the key to an apartment or a car or anyone’s heart —or maybe a car a car a carriage that might lift. My...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 35.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Brett Elizabeth Jenkins © 2015 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins 2015 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Monologue during Demon Possession Let’s just think about this for a second. Shut up! Just let me think. Okay, make a list of the embarrassing stuff you might want me to get rid of if things go south...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 9.
Published: 01 November 2016
... attempt ends in these red sheets; but I was coiled three times at least; next time the child and pig might rise. minnesota review 87 (2016) DOI 10.1215/00265667-3630568  © 2016 Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer 9 ...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... all. I was looking for one the transmission, transfer case, and rear differential might be removed from and transplanted, although what drew me to this one was the shape of its wreckage: bashed perpendicularly by a tree, U-shaped down to the frame. But what had...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 38–39.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., counts herons diving for fish and sighs. We all get tired of the road and thinking, maybe, the next car might pull over, roll its window down ask where we're bound. What if his finger knocked, one day, at our door, wearing a pop can...