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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., including his writings on radio, film, children’s literature, and children’s theater, as well as his studies of Franz Kafka and Bertolt Brecht. The introduction provides brief summaries of the ten articles comprising the dossier and their relation to one another, and it addresses the question...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 59–87.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Forster, T. S. Eliot, George Seferis, Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, Vernon Lee, and Pierre Louÿs, with cameo appearances by Bertolt Brecht, Arthur Rimbaud, and Eugène Marsan. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 modernism Hellenism passéism futurism daring Let me start by counting...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Johst, and Dante, among others. If such an analysis shows that our problem today is less the technicization of the image than its industrialization, then the present and future of this problem lies between the conjoined threats of the televisual...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 143–160.
Published: 01 August 2007
... of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, June 21, 2005. Unless otherwise noted, translations are mine. . “Schließlich ist der Marxismus so unbekannt hauptsächlich durch die vielen Schriften über ihn geworden.” Letter to Karl Korsch, about February/March 1939, in Bertolt Brecht, Große...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Story of Ah Q,” will be compared with texts by two authors gen- erally considered as part of the European “modernist canon,” Kafka and Bertolt Brecht: one often described as an apolitical “formalist,” the other on the contrary associated with the avant- garde and its endorsement of progress...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 51–66.
Published: 01 February 2003
... on Bertolt Brecht and the other in the work of art essay—are both reflected in The Arcades Project. I shall refer, pro- visionally, to the first of these attitudes as ‘‘negative and to the second as y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 56 of 224...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
... .” In Benjamins Begriffe , vol. 1 , edited by Opitz Michael Wizisla Erdmut , 341 – 62 . Frankfurt : Suhrkamp . Wizisla Erdmut . 2009 . Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht . Translated by Shuttleworth Christine . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press . Wohlfarth Irving...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... name identifies a theorem. The word term—from the Latin terminus (end)—indicates that the process of comprehension has already “terminated” and that a meaning or essence has “congealed.” Yet, under this crust, as Bertolt Brecht said, things are moving “under thought beyond it,” “unter dem...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
... term of the materialist physiogno- mics of the 1930s that figures prominently in Benjamin’s essays on Bertolt Brecht, Karl Kraus, and Franz Kafka. The attentiveness toward the child’s Gebaren becomes the starting point for proletarian education: “For the true observer . . . every childhood...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 187–203.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Press. ____. 1996 [1992]. The Rules of Art:Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field . Translated by Susan Emanuel. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Brecht, Bertolt. 1966 [1935]. “Fünf Schwierigkeiten beim Schreiben der Wahrheit.” In Schriften zur Literatur und Kunst . Vol. 1...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... these correlations in a few broader analytical contexts. I will start with the biosemiological notion of Umwelt, expanding its usage to much wider contexts than its original definition would allow. 102 boundary 2 / August 2015 I will also mention Bertolt Brecht’s renewed definition of epic. Two guid- ing...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 105–130.
Published: 01 February 2003
... friends, Adorno (whose Marxian definition of the phantasmagoria Benjamin quotes as ‘‘a consumer item in which there is no longer anything that is sup- y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 116 of 224 posed to remind us of how it came into being’’ [AP, X13a]) and Bertolt Brecht...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... is a textbook example of Bertolt Brecht’s alienation effect, which instructs the actor to “[observe] his own arms and legs, adducing them, testing them and perhaps finally approving them In rendering his body “strange,” Black Man makes the watermelon, his addi- tional appendage, as mirthful...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sound. The foregrounding of the performance of the scream as protest, lamentation, relates to Bertolt Brecht’s statement in The Messing- kauf Dialogues, where “crying doesn’t express sorrow so much as relief. But lamenting by means of sounds, or better still words [as in Baraka’s...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Just as the journal Krise und Kritik, which Benjamin had planned jointly with Bertolt Brecht in the early 1930s and which led to more crises than critique,8 the journal of Vernuches is yet another example in a long series of Benjamin’s aborted projects.9 A few weeks after...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 187–202.
Published: 01 May 2018
... underwent a series of indelible experi- ences: an extended visit to Moscow in the winter of 1926–27; an exposure to the Parisian artistic and intellectual avant-­garde; and, most pertinent to what follows here, an encounter with Bertolt Brecht. Benjamin’s personal connections during his stay...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 184–214.
Published: 01 November 2021
... an armey un flot (A language is a dialect with an army and navy) (Weinreich 1944 ). 33. The constellation that Miller imagines—which moves between Bernstein, Walter Benjamin (1892–1940), Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), Franz Kafka (1833–1924), and even Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)—maps vividly onto my...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 227–238.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Graham Greene, Sean O’Casey, Bertolt Brecht, Albert Camus, François Mauriac, Eugène Ionesco. I do not know of a single one of them who raised his voice against the Korean War. (Perhaps Jean-Paul Sartre, but only to the effect that at this time he was getting close...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 131–142.
Published: 01 February 2003
..., it is interesting to look at the experience of Elizabeth Hawes, a dress designer who was also a political activist on the Left, who went to work in a factory, was praised by Bertolt Brecht, and was watched by the FBI. Hawes had learned her...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 May 2016
... postmodernism. Bertolt Brecht saw that showing in a play that it is a play makes you think about the play’s structures. His aim was didactic. My aim is more technical—to get you to look at the story through various points of view. Also, I come from a culture where promises about future satisfaction...