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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 113–129.
Published: 01 May 2012
... varieties of Eurenglish (various European contexts). This second view opens avenues of agency and ownership unavailable when global standardized English is imposed as an ideal. The existing linguistics hierarchy of native English speakers over nonnative speakers breaks down. This article explores the native...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 46.
Published: 01 May 2014
... speakers like curfews someplace in Indiana where I loved summer, the dash from one hoop to the other, a stray kitten chewing a moth in the bleachers, somebody’s cassette tape slowing in a tangle. minnesota review 82 (2014) DOI 10.1215/00265667-2409955  © 2014 Adrian Matejka...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 17.
Published: 01 November 2020
... remember them by the scent of jasmine, or bergamot, but of course he doesn t. He remembers the way a certain ass looks in certain jeans; one nipple weirder than the other. He remembers to buy the cornflakes, the honey in a bottle shaped like a bear. A guitar riff crackles tinny over the speakers, which...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
... figurations of intimacy at the same time denote distance, unreachability. The speaker calls across an unbridgeable chasm, attempting to fulfill what Jonathan Culler calls an “impossible imperative” —​to bring the other into full, flesh- and-blood presence, to allow the other to speak back (1981, 146...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 29–32.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... He thumbs the AM dial back and forth between the Atlanta station and this one, but nothing. 31 Finally, he just turns one up all the way. The speakers roar with static. Rush is just a sound, a...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 144–152.
Published: 01 November 2015
... allegorical figures —​from Anger, Fear, and Shame to Death, Poverty, and Age —​menaces the schoolchildren observed by the speaker in the “vale of years beneath” (1997, 608). The conclusion of the poem brings a universal moral, that “all are men / Condemned alike to groan” (608). By contrast, the...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 153–159.
Published: 01 May 2008
... there such things as intentionless meanings?—and gives one answer—no. The reason there can never be intentionless meanings, they tell us, is because for something “even to be recognizable as a sentence, we must already have posited a speaker, and hence an intention” (Knapp and...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2012
... century. Absent as well is the reminder that the native speakers of Mandarin Chinese far outnumber those of English or that the 106 the minnesota review treatment of Arabic as a singular language has both practical and political implications. Indeed, on the surface of the screen, seemingly...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2015
... which the speaker advances as she picks her way in the dark, assured retrospectively of the likeness of one foothold to the previous but unable to assume that this will hold for the next. In the manuscript (Dickinson 1981), the first line’s third foot “to Plank” and other terminal words are...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 225–238.
Published: 01 May 2005
... that if Marvell had invested the word vegetable with some special personal meaning (if, say, he used the word as a euphemism for his nose), then that special significance would not be a fact about the poem; the public meanings of the word, the fact that for all speakers of Early Modern...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 102–113.
Published: 01 May 2015
... high —​bolted shut. This would allow a breeze from the river, reeking though it might of burning creosote, to come wafting through the room and offer the illu- sion of relief from the heat. I had an iPod with a decent little speaker. Whenever the electric- ity was on, I would seize the...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 56–59.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and overcoming traumatic 58 the minnesota review experiences. Returning home to his largely empty Bywater neighbor- hood in the immediate aftermath of Katrina and playing the music of Miles Davis on his iPod’s speakers, Johnson finds an African Ameri- can man sitting on the front stoop...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 121–132.
Published: 01 November 2006
... wanted to address the weaknesses of the SCT. It was so intent on inculcating the knowledge produced by the plenary speakers and the six-week instructors that the graduate students didn't have their own work analyzed, thought about, and discussed. So I introduced a change in the structure. I...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... editor of Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Litera- ture (MLA Options for Teaching). Shailja Patel is author of Migritude (2010). She received the 2018 Brittle Paper Anniversary Award for On Postcolonial Theory and was 2019 keynote speaker for the Journal of Narrative Theory Dialogue at Eastern Michigan...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 137–146.
Published: 01 May 2007
... therefore take longer for native speakers to learn, and neither are there languages that are more ‘primitive’ and therefore easier for native speakers to learn. All of this means that in a sense we are wrong even to speak about something like ‘the English language.’ What we are...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 62–82.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a frequent public speaker nationally and interna- tionally. He has worked as an international news features broad- caster for WKCR-FM (New York) and has appeared as a featured guest on Chicago Public Radio and on KPFA-FM (Berkeley) and as a panelist and consultant on the Public Broadcasting...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 78–90.
Published: 01 November 2012
... studies: many theories of the lyric have attempted to locate their object of study by identifying what other literary genres and forms of com- munication cannot do.1 Succinctly defined in 1957 by M. H. Abrams as “any fairly short, non-narrative poem presenting a single speaker who expresses a...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 7–13.
Published: 01 November 2006
... regular academic work ended when she was hired for a position as Professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She enjoyed her students, who marvelled at the eminent guest speakers and public attention her presence on campus drew, and she formed loving...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (67): 129–135.
Published: 01 November 2006
... graduate school one-upmanship that is often cued or choreographed by faculty, in sly asides, in sentiments attributed to “the discipline” to which the speaker professes personal but helpless disagreement, in private evaluations of job candidacies, in footnotes and...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 177–183.
Published: 01 November 2006
... contradictory viewpoints enabled him to proclaim both his firm belief in the irreconcilable multiplicity of mutually exclusive truth claims in philosophical discourse, while at the same time laying claim (as the speaker of a "subject-less" discourse) to a privileged insight into the "real" workings of...