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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 57–70.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and film criticism by C. Namwali Serpell, renée c. hoogland, and Eugenie Brinkema develop methodologies for exploring how the arts move us — how they impress themselves upon our bodies and create effects in the world. Adding to the current conversation about postcritical reading, surface reading, distant...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 83–102.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jeffrey J. Williams “Ways of Reading” presents an interview with Sharon Marcus in which she discusses the influential and controversial concept of “surface reading.” The interview covers the genealogy of the concept, its difference from symptomatic reading, its relation to description, and other...
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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...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 82–100.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Mitchell Gauvin What do experiential poet Bruce Andrews and former Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly have in common? On the surface, almost nothing—the former is a highly regarded, retired academic and the latter a disgraced TV host and conservative partisan. For a brief four minutes in 2006, however...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 81–100.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . “Humanities of Scale: Marxism, Surface Reading—and Milton.” PMLA 127 , no. 1 : 115 – 21 . Baumbach Nico . 2012 . “All That Heaven Allows: What Is, or Was, Cinephilia (Part One).” Film Comment , March 12 , www.filmcomment.com/entry/all-that-heaven-allows-what-is-or-was-cinephilia-part...
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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 (2006) 2006 (65-66): 26–28.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., Plexiglas closing in, cloudy exhales mingling with sputtering fry grease. At a one-legged table with a tiny square top, she puts her hands on the surface and spreads her fingers wide, palms flat, ready to trace into Thanksgiving turkeys. She pulls...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 263–268.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Atwood’s Surfacing .” Figuring Animals . Ed. Pollock Mary Sanders Rainwater Catherine . New York : Palgrave , 2005 . 207 - 28 . Philo Chris Wilbert Chris . Animal Spaces, Beastly Places: New Geographies of Human-Animal Relations . London : Routledge , 2000 . Wolfe...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 40–43.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the surface. Cody asked if Dirty already saw God. Of course, Dirty said, but this reeked of lie. All right, Cody said, show me God, Dirty. You think just anyone sees God? Dirty sneered. Eyeballing the Almighty is never free. The sum is a dollar. Each. Dirty clapped his hands, rubbed his greasy palms together...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 32–40.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., they are. As we enter the vitamin aisle, my mother really hits her stride. Picking up bottle after bottle of supplements, she reads the labels with precision, pronouncing the words in slow, heavy mouthfuls. Ribofla- vin, thiamin, pantothenic acid. She rummages through her purse and pulls out her phone, where she...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (69): 9–10.
Published: 01 November 2007
... surface. Dust covered everything. The world was a forgotten chore. The gods wanted to fill this blank page of a planet. They raised the dust into arms and legs, sexes and heads. They bled their blood into human bodies, and people started to move. Every movement...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of char- acters with sounds is neither necessary nor motivated; rather, what unfolds on the surface of the screen is the performance of an inscrip- tional process. Another Kind of Language explores the visual aspects of writing in the three languages even as it violates their respective struc...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 122–132.
Published: 01 November 2014
... (as one kind of violent force impacting the planet) and turns away from anthropocentrism. For unlike psychoanalytic theories of trauma focused on human bodies, geotrauma highlights forceful reconfigurations of the surfaces and interiors of planetary bodies. Geotrauma, whether intentionally...
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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 (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...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 4–6.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... On the surface, you seem pretty put-together. Your shirt is always ironed and it s almost always tucked into your pants, and if I had to guess at the start of the year, I would have said you were married, but I know that isn t true anymore. (Not that being married means you re put-together but it would make...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 11–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and feet, all. One hand grasped his belongings as the other hooked through the water in violent, uneven strokes. He broke surface and wagged his head, thumped the water from his ears, and cleared his eyes. As he bobbed in the water, he looked skyward, saw a black stretch, a quarter-moon like...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Iris van der Tuin This short essay reads diffractively key texts by British novelist and writer Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) and French psychotherapist and philosopher Félix Guattari (1930–1992). The diffractive reading methodology was first proposed by Donna Haraway and Karen Barad. Experimenting...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 207–213.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., you start to wonder how good a tool of social critique the satanic reading of urban topography actually was. Pike quotes Orwell’s passage about the miners in his previous book, Subterranean Cities: The World Beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945 (2005...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 57–92.
Published: 01 November 2020
... but infinitely permutable bank of characters and driven by force through a film of ink into the surface of the page. The result is a right-reading image of the chosen character, slightly impressed into the surface of the page. Hot-metal typesetting (such as Linotype or Monotype) is further mediated by a keyboard...