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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 57–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
...William O’Daly © 2014 William O’Daly 2014 William O’Daly Questions for Pablo I. How can we stop the war we declare with our silence? When crickets pack their bags, for which planet do they depart? Speaking with one another are we able to waken the...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 131–142.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Thom Dancer This essay reflects on the recent debates about the value (or lack of value) of symptomatic, deep, and critical reading in the context of the decline of the political doctrine of secularism. It aims to frame the literary critical questions about surface and depth, subjectivity and...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 83–94.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kathleen Biddick Kathleen Biddick questions the political-theological turn in contemporary political philosophy with its focus on efforts to “deconstruct Christianity.” She argues that the Christian institutional imaginary (inaugurated by Paul’s ekklesia and adumbrated by the medieval management of...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 83–95.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., these laws and movements call into question the very dichotomies of nature/culture and body/spirit. Marie-Luise Angerer Moving Forces Mattering In 1996, Pheng Cheah published “Mattering,” an essay in which he engaged in a critical and comparative review of two recently published books, Judith...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 57–78.
Published: 01 November 2013
... ; The Haunting of Sylvia Plath ; Why War? Psychoanalysis, Politics, and the Return to Melanie Klein ; On Not Being Able to Sleep: Psychoanalysis in the Modern World ; The Question of Zion ; The Last Resistance ; and Proust among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East . With Juliet Mitchell, she...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 91–96.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Martin Puchner In response to Max Brzezinski’s critique of my role in the New Modernist Studies, an alleged movement whose founding document I am said to have authored ( Poetry of the Revolution [2006]), I use this movement as a test case for the two methods under discussion (the question of how...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 113–136.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to the fundamental questions and dilemmas that China faces today: the absence of social consensus and coherent social values that provide not only cohesiveness to an increasingly diverse and fragmented society in rapid transformation but also clues to the world community as to the future orientations...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
... essay examines one contemporary mode, ecopoetics, as an emergent literature of the Anthropocene and highlights the new questions of voice, relation, and address that it explores. Through readings of poems by Brenda Hillman, Juliana Spahr, Evelyn Reilly, and Michael Leong, “Anthropogenic Poetics” argues...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2014
... planet and driven itself to the brink of extinction. The answer that Atwood offers is bound up with the question of sexual difference. This novel suggests that rewriting “the human” at the end of the Anthropocene will require destabilizing man kind’s dominion not just over the natural world it inhabits...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 170–179.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 of...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 111–130.
Published: 01 November 2011
... basis for the political myth of Christian communism. Later this myth would gain historical traction through those who sought to emulate the myth. One question remains: why did this political myth not become central to Christianity? I argue that it was a regressive myth, attempting to hold on to a fading...
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the minnesota review (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 (2020) 2020 (95): 41–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Susan Rich © 2020 Susan Rich 2020 Susan Rich Outline for Freshman Comp Essay Question at issue: Did you agree to an abortion to appease a sister? Question at issue: What did you fear? Question at issue: Are a bomb and an abortion detonated the same? Possible thesis statement: Maybe not a...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 21.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Laurie Sewall Laurie Sewall Stones Skipping Water Cloth of her body, bones her bones, I saw my mother re- enter this earth, appear in her actual torso, real batik sneakers, white socks: a prayer with no question, dream before sleep, palate and sound before time. A...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 1.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., no matter when you read this, a man has just been shot, holding a thing nothing like a gun. Of what use are intentions to him? A better question is who s allowed to intend, and who is only an object of intention. Notice, how I tell it the orchids story, one of mistake, instead of living things...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 24.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Anne Babson © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 the minnesota review Anne Babson Vocabulary Test Question 1: What is a statue? But my fifth-grade students have never seen a statue. The principal refuses to spend allotted monies for field trips - Too many discipline...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 80–82.
Published: 01 May 2013
... yellow modernist font. Long before their spines faded to baby blue on the shelf, these books were duly given dog-ears. Because theory was here to stay —​though there were excesses and rearguard mania for all to stomach —​theorists began posing questions about its future in the form of “what’s...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... mother warned me not to ask questions. An accident, maybe, this photo stashed in the glove compartment with a flashlight—or an old charm against those who’d dare to stop him running red lights. He slams the door. I get on the ground. I keep my mouth shut. I work...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 4.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ringmaster will whisk him away, teach him to blow fire rings for lions to leap through. The question is who won’t stake a claim? Who won’t drive a fanning flag into my father’s gut, and wait, camera-eyed, for timely reporters? Who won’t forget that here, coal is a type of savior...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 8.
Published: 01 May 2014
... what? They follow. I just lead them in. I never question the flinty men whose hands are looped with rope. They just watch me betray my kin. The foreman says it’s time to thin the herd. I pretend not to know what follows once I lead them in. An accusation...