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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Charles Bernstein Duke University Press 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. American Poetry After 1975: Editor’s Note Charles Bernstein I have...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 165–195.
Published: 01 August 2017
... sufficient to assess the state of American poetry, but historical research reveals an unsuspected and uncharted world. It would behoove those who take historicism seriously to reinvestigate the lost terrain of book-length poems, regional authors, so-called light verse, as well as mainstream figures whose...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... socialist and Black radical movement. This essay presents an immanent critique of Richard Poirier's categories as it applies to recent scholarship on Baraka's poetics, including Andrew Epstein's book-length study Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry . It attempts to theorize a critical...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 119–137.
Published: 01 August 2005
... transubstantiates itself into the circulating ‘‘presence’’ of the logos of the human imagination.13 Poet,asweknow,is 12. See John Irwin, American Hieroglyphics (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1980), 3–20 and passim. 13. For a strong reading of ‘‘presence’’ and ‘‘idea’’ in Vico, see A. Robert...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... community of scholars collectively capable of recounting the whole of poetry's history as an art form. Particular attention is paid to The Princeton Encyclopedia 's coverage of poetry by North American indigenous writers. Book Reviewed: Greene Roland , Cushman Stephen , Cavanagh Clare...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2001) 28 (2): 21–32.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., announces a long and complex African American poetic his- tory of recovery and innovation that, despite ‘‘invisibility to academic critics’’ (222), has long engaged Black poets and critics. Notice, too, that the canon in question is twentieth-century American poetry—not ‘‘Negro’’ or ‘‘Black’’ or ‘‘Afro...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
... expression to a set of intel- lectual practices of reflection and organization that articulate a narrative of historical constitution and change. This aspect of Bourguibaism also reso- nates with Gramsci’s particular sense of Americanism—that is, the bour- geois elites have been formed in a manner...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 125–147.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . Anthology of Shang Zin’s Poems . Taipei : INK . Stauffer John . 2008 . Foreword to American Protest Literature . Edited by Trodd Zoe , xi – xxix . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press . Sun Da-chuan (Paelabang Danapan) . 2002 . Shanhai shijie: Taiwan...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 197–217.
Published: 01 August 2017
..., whether fragmented or grammatically of a piece, is that they are plain rather than “poetical”—in the tradition of William Carlos Williams, for whom poetry should be rooted in the American idiom rather than in the traditional proso- dies and closed “poetic dictions” of literary history: That...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2006) 33 (2): 41–43.
Published: 01 May 2006
... poetries with multilinguistic innovations that use and abuse the colonial, ethnic, and ‘‘street-slang’’ languages of postapartheid South Africa. Within the North American empire, U.S. poets Myung Mi Kim and Rodrigo Toscano use avant-garde techniques to unpack issues of embodied labor, gender, and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 17–57.
Published: 01 August 2017
... translations in Recalculating , the relation of poetry to philosophy, and elegy. References Altieri Charles . 1979 . Enlarging the Temple . Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press . ———. 1999 . Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry . New York : Cambridge University Press...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry [Madi- son: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995], 158). Such a suggestion works, to my mind, not to quarantine the movement within the specific institution of the university but rather to help us conceptualize literature itself as a constellation of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2010
... American Poetry After Modernism, 96. My emphasis on how form becomes content in Ashbery can also be distinguished from Marjorie Perloff’s focus on Ashbery’s “indeterminacy.” Perloff makes interesting claims for indeterminacy itself, whereas I view indeterminacy as a moment—a temporary...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sonia Sanchez, just to cite three African American poets that many English professors these days might not want to exclude from their course offer- ings. But how can one justify a poetry of the a priori in relation to, say, poets like William Carlos Williams or George Oppen, who...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2001) 28 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 May 2001
...- guage / and what’s lost in / the translation’’ but found in the transmutation into poetry of new history, alternative visions of self-formation as American transnational multilingual subjects owning (owning up to) the magical mon- grel Pacific and rejecting the ‘‘no no no’’ of domineering logocentric...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2000) 27 (2): 45–72.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Richard Rambuss Duke University Press 2000 6084 boundary 2 27:2 / sheet 53 of 227 Spenser and Milton at Mardi Gras: English Literature, American Cultural Capital, and the Reformation of New Orleans Carnival...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 163–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jeffrey J. Williams “American Literature in the World” is an interview with the literary critic Wai Chee Dimock, in which she discusses her efforts to extend the field of American literature, over time and to various continents, for instance seeing the use of the ancient epic Gilgamesh in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2007) 34 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2007 Babel and Vernacular in an Empire of Immigrants: Howells and the Languages of American Fiction Jonathan Arac Philological criticism is not just the same as close...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Kahn’s work, though his stature has grown enormously in 2011’s Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty . Kahn’s subject in the text is the relationship between American power and American culture, a relationship he defines as a “political theological project.” My purpose is...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
... American Poetry Wax Museum: Reality Effects, 1940–1990 (Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1996) and “Innovation and ‘Improbable Evidence in Syncopa- tions: The Stress of Innovation in Contemporary American Poetry (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004...