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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (91): 30-39.
Published: 01 November 2018
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 65-79.
Published: 01 November 2009
...John Fried © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 John Fried This Treatment Isn’t in Any Way Cruel There were rules to “the break” she had insisted on putting in writing. No dating. No emailing. Absolutely no sex. At the bottom of the list, I had scribbled, No sending mixed tapes of...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 47.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kent Shaw © 2011 Kent Shaw 2011 Kent Shaw Vesuvius, There Are Easier Ways to Make Friends It was an installation of thrushes. Each household had to have corpses of birds. And rags. There was a bounty of thrushes and madras pressing at the windows, from inside, cotton bolls, too, pressed...
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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 (2010) 2010 (75): 8-9.
Published: 01 November 2010
...David Welch © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 David Welch Ways with We Mirror People [after Jack Spicer] I wanted to touch the bell because I wanted to touch a body.   I wanted to say O, I do not know what to not do with the body, then the sounds came...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 31-32.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Anhvu Buchanan © 2010 by Virginia Tech 2010 Anhvu Buchanan Twelve Ways to Look at a Pyromaniac I. there is a man in a room who stays in my head when I am awake and disappears when I sleep and when he says “psssst” I have to set a fire. II. the candle flickers as we wait...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 16-17.
Published: 01 November 2006
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 11.
Published: 01 May 2007
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 59-96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... expression. The open-endedness of this interplay conducts our readerly attention to the way in which Vicuña stages critical and philosophical engagements with twentieth-century and pre-Columbian aesthetics to reveal a more complex sense of the “present” in the West. A more inclusive temporality, the present...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 73-82.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Walter Benjamin’s notion of the “aura” of a work of art or cultural artifact, it offers an atmospheric conception of history attending to the ways in which humans, nonhumans, artifacts, and nature interpenetrate one another. Furthermore, it points to the ways in which the language of archives, curators...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 83-92.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 is...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126-150.
Published: 01 May 2014
... argues that Ahmed’s substantial investigation focuses necessary attention upon the ways in which both the work ethic and, agreed-upon, “acceptable” levels of injustice for some members of a given population form a part of the genealogy of happiness as critical keyword. The concept of “care”—for a future...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 62-86.
Published: 01 November 2011
...: I am interested in the way in which “cultural studies” has come to be demonized as the other side of a proper scholarship that fantasizes about a return to respectable normative disciplinarity and in the way in which what Lacan theorizes and performs in this seminar—the work of what he calls...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 78-90.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., seeking instead to expose the term lyric as an ideological reading practice that separates the text from its historical context. This essay examines some of the ways in which four new books on poetry by Siobhan Phillips, Joel Nickels, Christopher Nealon, and Oren Izenberg contribute to lyric theory by...
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the minnesota review (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 (2013) 2013 (80): 106-118.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that objects interact with one another in their own hidden ways, that objects are mysteriously indifferent to the human world, and that human subjectivity itself is just another object. Such a view is described as “posthuman” and is often called “flat ontology” (after Manuel DeLanda). The problem...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 97-110.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Yan’s works there is an obvious prioritization of morality over ideology. In challenging morality, Mo Yan appeals to sexual and sensual morality in unique ways, which in part serves as a mask—the political masquerading as paranoia—so as to cover his political point of view. This essay aims to unmask his...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 111-125.
Published: 01 May 2014
... scholarship accounts for this worldliness in different ways: by drawing on the large-scale social sciences to describe the world that the novel circulates in and represents; by assessing the novel’s concerns in relation to global, rather than national, forms of knowledge; by formally describing the novel as a...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 145-158.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and expression, far from being straightforwardly aligned in a sequence or developmental arc, are asynchronously intertwined. All three writers engage with the relationship between sensation and historical change; all three, in different ways, think about the problem of embodiment and its relation to...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 93-101.
Published: 01 November 2014
... figures discussed in this essay—air as what remains still or as what gives way; air as the medium of remembrance or as the element of a haunted forgetting—fail to capture the decisive temporality of the Anthropocene: the delayed and disaggregated effect of fossil capitalism, the accumulation of greenhouse...