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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 (2014) 2014 (83): 133–142.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Derek Woods The Anthropocene demands new concepts of scale for social, cultural, and aesthetic theory. The first concept of scale critique is scale variance, which means that variable physical constraints produce disjunctures among scales. This article explicates this concept in a reading of Ray...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 101–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and culturally in the Chinese context. And large-scale translation in the 1920s and 1930s played an important role in constructing the modern Chinese literary canon. This literary and cultural translation has also led to serious debate among China’s intellectuals. The great achievements in modern Chinese...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 83–92.
Published: 01 November 2014
... are inherently technological. It is not mere humans that have reached out and changed the climate but humans extended by planet-scale economies and industries. The computed climate models that show us the climate has changed are just another way we’ve come to rely on automated devices to understand what...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 83–91.
Published: 01 May 2015
... on devastated land. This emphasis on individual recovery, in a city where large-scale urban infrastructures had failed, is key to understanding why the city has undergone only a slow and partial recuperation. The city was to be reconstructed both physically and ideologically as a city of individualization...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 111–125.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the privileged—are failing to do in a timely way, or at a sufficient scale, today. Copyright © 2019 Virginia Tech 2019 Fredric Jameson Bruno Latour common force Capitalocene Works Cited Adorno Theodor . 1973 . Negative Dialectics , translated by Ashton E. B. . New York...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of fundamental human transformations of the planetary surface on a global scale. © 2014 Virginia Tech 2014 Works Cited Alberts Paul . 2011 . “ Responsibility Towards Life in the Early Anthropocene .” Angelaki 16 ( 4 ): 5 – 17 . Beer Gilian . (1983) 2000 : Darwin’s Plots...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 122–132.
Published: 01 November 2014
... with the conceptual tools of geotrauma and melancholy to lever open the novel’s inter- and intratextual palimpsests, I examine the novel’s engagement with a crucial Anthropocene issue: developing tactics for conceptualizing the intermingling of different temporal and spatial scales. I argue that the novel, which uses...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2015
... sense of flexibility, provisionality, and dependence on the morrow. It examines the irony whereby contemporary capitalism's reliance on stored energies not only has produced crises of insecurity unprecedented in scale but also threatens this other kind of precariousness, eliminating both the risk...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 61–72.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of Minnesota Press , 2018 . Henry Ivry Ecology in the Wake: Black Studies, Literary Method, and the Nonhuman In Christina Sharpe s groundbreaking In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, she argues that if we want to understand the pervasiveness of antiblackness, we need to think not at the scale...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (101): 35.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jane Zwart janezwart@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 Jane Zwart 2023 Jane Zwart Poem Beginning with a Sentence from Saleem Reshamwala If you think on the right time scale, a rock is like a kiss. But I do not watch the kids winging shingle back into a lake, a mudstone at a time, and think...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 60–72.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Chakrabarty defines humanistic approaches to his- torical experience as “mode[s] of self-knowledge” and argues that our new epoch, in which large-scale changes to the planet are wrought by our collective activity as a species, renders such self-knowledge increas- ingly difficult: “Even if we were...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 143–152.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to climate change, The Long Thaw(2009), the climate scientist David Archer mentions the Anthropocene only in passing as an index for the scale of anthropogenic disruptions. Although current climate change and extinction rates provide objec- tive grounds for marking a new geologic epoch (64...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 75–82.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and methodological coding richly affirm the irrelevance of this non- confrontation. This is not to challenge the conclusions Ostrom, in this project and others, makes on collective action and common pooling as such, nor does such a commentary part from the laudable research on problems of scale, heterogeneity...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 95–121.
Published: 01 November 2021
... between light, vision, and speculation turns into a material and physical force. Theory thereby turns into an objective kind of violence of an in-human scale. In it, intellectual abstraction does not increase the critical distance between an objective viewpoint and the object in focus; it collapses...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 73–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
... dioxide mea- sured at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii passed 400 parts per mil- lion (NOAA 2013). Invisibly, in the crystalline air high above the Pacific, the world passed a threshold legible only via sophisticated instruments, meaningful only in relation to an arbitrary numerical scale, and yet...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 65–70.
Published: 01 November 2007
... the project to the scale needed to digitize such a large number of books in a reasonable period of time, Google designed its own proprietary technology. Steffen Why should Google do this rather than leave it in the hands of libraries or other public institutions? Bunnell Libraries have...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 93–101.
Published: 01 November 2014
... resources for linking historical discontinuity and scale Menely  95 change with the conditions of human making (“modes of produc- tion”) and for its unsurpassed theorization of the ontology of quasi- objects (“the commodity form”) and of history’s incomplete...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 153–162.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in Ren’s story in The Year of the Flood. Before the Flood, Ren works as a “dancer” at the upscale sex club Scales and Tails, where she dons skin-tight outfits covered in feathers or scales, effectively signing off on her own animalization. Nevertheless, Ren takes both solace...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 83–93.
Published: 01 November 2019
... from one another and from their existing life- worlds. Both the theft of land enacted by settler colonialism and the strategies of racialization refined by the plantation machine are key components of a system aimed at large-scale disentanglement or uncommoning. With the plantation system in view, we...