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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 46.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Laura Wetherington © 2013 Laura Wetherington 2013 Laura Wetherington I take my time like it’s only mine after Christophe Tarkos Whiteness is a state of mind. A roof is pitched like a commercial. We give our lives accordingly. I position myself above...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 20.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Matthew Yeager © 2014 Matthew Yeager 2014 Matthew Yeager From The Gut Sonnets Take 2: Should I Kill and Eat Chi-Ko or Not, or Alone in Rage the Self Is Split, Lost No more! I’m sick of living! (ripped like this), torn Like a note that needs both halves for sense...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 23.
Published: 01 May 2005
...James Grabill 2005 the minnesota review 2005 23 James Grabill The President Takes an Interest in Maps of the Moon (after C.H.) The President hauls tail to dump yard of astronomy. So many things...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 111–130.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a religion of the state. But did Christian communism actually exist in earliest, first-, or even second-century Christianity? The evidence is exceedingly slender if not nonexistent. And so I take a dialectical line, arguing that the probable nonexistence of early Christian communism is precisely the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2018) 2018 (90): 51–69.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Michelle M. Tokarczyk This article takes as its starting point the need for solidarity among working-class people and the fact that such solidarity often breaks down across racial lines. It reads Gran Torino and Frozen River as simultaneously disclosing class issues and erasing them, particularly...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2018) 2018 (90): 70–88.
Published: 01 May 2018
... fears about “domestic terrorism” and taking as my primary example Russell Banks’s The Darling (2004), this essay considers the recurrent fictions of the radical woman terrorist and fugitive within the horizon of the eclipse of radical activism and the rise of anxieties accompanying the resurgence of...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... line in the Apology ), the essay argues that defending the humanities as good leads to unacceptable conclusions. In the realm of literary studies, these take the form of exclusions of the kind (though not necessarily the degree) that Socrates models in the Republic . Any such censorship is unacceptable...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 107–118.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Elizabeth Adan; Benjamin Bateman This introduction to the special focus section, “Emergent Precarities and Lateral Aesthetics,” takes the recent work of Lauren Berlant and Judith Butler as its point of departure to map the parameters of lateral agency and precarity as a means of exploring what...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 132–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Michelle Ty Samuel Beckett's body of work is a literature committed or, more accurately, given over to nonsovereign states of being. Taking as a point of departure the prominence of choicelessness in Beckett's writing — along with the difficulties it introduces for character (which hardly develops...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 180–188.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Philip Armstrong Taking its point of departure from the etymological relation between precarity and prayer as well as from Jean-Luc Nancy's writings on “prayer demythified,” the essay seeks to reconfigure problems of dependency, vulnerability, and abandonment in the discourse of precarity...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 53–77.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jason Berger This essay examines how Slavoj Žižek’s conception of fantasy may open up new approaches for political, literary, and aesthetic criticism. Taking In Defense of Lost Causes (2008) as a case study, I demonstrate how Žižek’s method provides a much-needed consideration of form. Moreover, I...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 57–78.
Published: 01 November 2013
... immigrant students, and her recent book on Proust. She reads Proust politically, situating him historically in relation to Freud and Dreyfus, and then takes him on a journey through Palestine by way of Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett as well as Middle Eastern writers like Elias Khoury or filmmakers like the...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 111–125.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Anker, which situate the anglophone novel in dialectic with emergent geopolitical forms: the world order of nation-states, postliberal governmentality, and human rights law. Finally, the essay calls for criticism that takes the genre’s formal ability to fashion worlds as a point of departure for...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 81–100.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Phillip E. Wegner This essay takes up the challenge, issued by Fredric Jameson in a 1976 minnesota review essay, to become attentive to the “presence of some Utopian content even within the most degraded and degrading type of commercial product.” It does so through a reading of the Adam Sandler and...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 69–82.
Published: 01 May 2017
... feminisms help to recognize how multiple phenomena work together to behave in what can become legible at any given moment as a body. By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 3–4.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jim Redmond Jim Redmond Scientific Methods Outside the lightning is still on. The time it takes to take my prayers keeping time before thunder. The downbeat undone by the power surge. The light like true north, like a distress...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 8.
Published: 01 May 2007
... eyelet sheets under the fan, the thermostat turned down to fifty. When they make love she takes a stainless steel bowl from the pot and pan cabinet, sets it on the nightstand, full of ice, takes the slippery cubes between her lips, her fingers. They become a part of...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 24.
Published: 01 May 2015
... skinned with the back of a knife □ the egg dropped on the floor lapped up by the family dog □ the statue of a winged child beaten into a new shape by rain □ the inflammation in the throat that follows swallowing □ honey and cocaine □ to take a man how you bard a fowl □ to take a man and make his blood...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 30.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Shauna Barbosa © 2014 Shauna Barbosa 2014 Shauna Barbosa Your Eyes Blink Five-Minute Miles Knot by knot I pulled my hair out on the ferry. Who knows what these arms are doing above my head I would lick my own face to taste the sea. Take his bulbs for their...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 23.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Kevin González © 2006 the minnesota review 2006 Kevin Gonzalez Flat American Waltz These hard plastic seats are taking us into the black air. Let's all believe in the place where the black smoke of the bus assimilates, curling up, each strand a...