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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 47–58.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Vera Bühlmann; Felicity Colman; Iris van der Tuin Vera Bühlmann, Felicity Colman, and Iris van der Tuin Introduction to New Materialist Genealogies New Materialisms, Novel Mentalities, Quantum Literacy Like the new materialist turn, feminist new materialist scholarship (Haraway 1988...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 111–125.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Madigan Haley The novel has become a crucial interpretive site for global literary studies owing to its status as arguably the first, and most persistent, world genre. This essay marks a critical turn that coalesces around the problem of how to imagine the novel at the world scale. Recent...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 269–274.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1987 . John Miller Death, Display, and Companionship in Animal Studies (on Donna J. Haraway’s When Species Meet [Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2008]; Kurt Koenigsberger’s The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness, and Empire [Columbus...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 124–141.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Yumna Siddiqi; Ashna Ali; Christopher Ian Foster; Supriya M. Nair In his novels Cockroach and Carnival , Rawi Hage explores the varied experiences of postcolonial migrants to the northern city. His protagonists are antiheroes, hustlers who reject the demands of good immigrant citizenship. Theorists...
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the minnesota review (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...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2020
... migration, identity, language, translation, and geography, both rooted in France and routed along treacherous seaways. Shumona Sinha’s novel Assommons les pauvres also focuses on the experiences of the privileged immigrant narrator whose story is a core part of the novel. Sinha has the privilege to narrate...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 56–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Beirut in 1982. Palestinian modernist novels emerge in this context both to mark the end of Arab and Palestinian praxis and to resist its revolutionary recoil. Jabra Ibrahim Jabra and Abdelrahman Munif's coauthored novel World without Maps (1982) and Jabra's The Other Rooms (1986) are discussed...
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the minnesota review (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...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 143–161.
Published: 01 November 2011
... by narrative literature. Focusing on Orhan Pamuk's novel Snow , I analyze the ways in which worldly faith and parochial secularity unravel the religious/cosmopolitan agon. As Pamuk's novel underscores, because the most prominent boundaries of the modern world system are not territorial or political...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 77–94.
Published: 01 November 2021
... for such worldings is to be found in the concept of shared, quotidian affliction, following the work—including the work of both living and dying—of Simone Weil. The entry point into a nonhuman reading of Weil is Chris Kraus’s 1997 novel, I Love Dick , which here becomes a story at the threshold of the human-animal...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (90): 70–88.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of Daniel (1971) and Marge Piercy’s eponymous heroine in her novel Vida (1979). Fictional characters loosely based on such activist-fugitives as Bernardine Dohrn abound in more recent works as well. Meredith “Merry” Levov, in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral (1997), is no doubt the best known, but radical...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 142–156.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., Not Barriers! ) (2017), Diome takes up the many threads of the migritude tapestry so fully depicted in her novels and reweaves them into a portrait of an ideal new multicultural French identity. Copyright © 2020 Virginia Tech 2020 Fatou Diome migritude assimilationism Marianne Works Cited...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 126–146.
Published: 01 November 2013
... or lineage but on residency. In explaining her views, Stevens also discusses narrative, Michel Foucault’s political activism, and her work with the Deportation Research Clinic that she directs at Northwestern. She is currently working on a book about how conquistador narratives and chivalry romance novels...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 60–72.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the Anthropocene to the wider discourse of posthumanism and also touches upon the importance of speculative realism as well as genres like the science-fiction novel to help us conceptualize our new condition. A brief summary of each of the ten essays in the focus section follows. © 2014 Virginia Tech 2014...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 97–110.
Published: 01 May 2014
... being hallucination and the other being paranoia. Based on Mikhail Bakhtin’s argumentation, this essay studies four sorts of paranoiac characters in Mo Yan’s novels: innocent fools, tricksters, rogues, and cranks. It is through these masked fools that Mo Yan is able to apply “hallucinatory realism...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Anthropocene concept, to filter out a heuristic for the analysis of literary texts. In the second part, this perspective is applied comparatively to two German-language novels that address geologic eras. Through the two examples, by Max Frisch and Ilija Trojanow, I want to argue that although environmental...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 137–142.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Eric Leuschner © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 Leuschner 137 Eric Leuschner Academic Memoir (on Elaine Showalter, Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel and Its Discontents [Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 297–300.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640-1940 [Durham: Duke UP, 2008]) James Thomson’s “Rule Britannia” (1740) claimed that the origin of the British nation as an imperial power was in the Briton’s natural-born liberty. The poem predicted...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 80–93.
Published: 01 November 2022
... : Faber and Faber . Melville Herman . (1853) 2002 . “ Bartleby, the Scrivener .”In Melville’s Short Novels , edited by McCall Dan , 3 – 34 . New York : Norton . Poe Edgar Allan . (1845) 2000 . “ The Imp of the Perverse .”In Tales and Sketches , Volume 2 : 1843 – 49...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas Witholt © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Works Cited Aldridge John . “Speaking of Books: The Novel and the Critic.” New York Times 6 Mar. 1966 : BR2 . Alter Robert . Rev. of The Messengers Will Come No More, by Leslie Fiedler . New York Times 29 Sept...