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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Arthur Redding Duke University Press 2006 Closet, Coup, and Cold War: F. O. Matthiessen’s From the Heart of Europe Arthur Redding ‘‘I date the beginning of the Cold War, the real beginning for people like...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 165–193.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Alice Lovejoy This essay traces the evolution of the idea of “international documentary” during the early Cold War through the history of the World Union of Documentary (1947–50), an association spearheaded by documentarian Joris Ivens that aimed to articulate a common purpose for postwar...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 49–70.
Published: 01 May 2020
... States, he neither aligns his wartime experiences with the superpower rivalry nor conducts a critical meta-engagement with Cold War ideology. When Frank comes back to the United States in 1955 from a tour of duty as a combat infantryman in Chosin, Korea, he instead undergoes the unheimlich experience...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
... has been frustrated by the apparent inability of liberalism to take root despite rapid capitalist economic development in East Asia. This is partly because the countries in East Asia are newly minted nations that emerged after the end of the Second World War and were immediately plunged into the cold...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Bradley J. Fest This essay historically situates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest as a transitional text between the first and second nuclear ages. Written in the immediate wake of the Cold War, Infinite Jest complexly develops the nuclear trope’s fabulously textual persistence despite...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 141–154.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Simpson This essay argues that the recourse to terror as the defining term of the 9/11 experience is at odds with the rhetorical choices made by Edmund Burke in his writings on the French Revolution, as well as by various Cold War theorists in the 1950s. Burke regarded terror...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 February 2009
... ground that was obscured by the antagonism of the cold war years. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 1960s East and West: The Nature of the Shestidesiatniki and the New Left Boris Kagarlitsky...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., and Lewis Mumford, and others, and then discusses F. O. Matthiessen and the establishment of the postwar/cold war canon and its associated topics. Tanner focuses on the interrelations among writing, democracy, nationality, the canon, and the problematic of the alienation of the writer and the processes...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 February 2014
... point of identification and a split between the view from the outside and that from within the region. Although it appears that Eastern Europe has existed as a self-reflected regional identity, it existed as such only at the time of the Cold War; otherwise, a self-reflected identity existed only in its...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 57–73.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... To read these works in that historicist spirit (despite their nonrealist genre) is to identify social referents of central importance to their meanings. The city of The Unconsoled is typical of post–Cold War Europe in its emphasis on “culture,” in a world where civic mutuality coexists with economic...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 May 2015
... it within a contemporary drama, Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , in which the playwright put the primal scene to the work of countering the dramaturgy of the Cold War state. Pease specifically resituates Freud’s theorization of the primal scene in the Wolf Man case within the dramatic context...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 65–77.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Bernstein discusses his connection to Russian poets, starting with Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. He also addresses the way the Cold War torqued the reception of Russian modernist poetry, using Mandelstam as an example. 3. Artifice of Absorption , Russian translation by Patrick Henry, Alexei Parshchikov...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 27–44.
Published: 01 August 2018
... negotiation in post–Cold War postcolonial East Asia. The Japanese novel Exceedingly Barbaric (2008), by Tsushima Yuko, and the Taiwanese film Finding Sayun (2010), by Aboriginal filmmaker Laha Mebow (Chen Jie-Yao), are analyzed as rehabilitations of colonial wounds outside of the normative politics...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 65–101.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Zahid R. Chaudhary Through a psychoanalytic reading of Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing , this essay considers the role of fantasy in genocidal Cold War violence. Considering both Oppenheimer’s film and also Frantz Fanon’s clinical case studies as investigations into impunity...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 1–24.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Lilly’s work sits at the crossroads of many vectors in postwar American culture: the birth of the counterculture from the spirit of Cold War militarized science; the cybernetic dream of flattening the differences between animal, human, machine, and alien intelligence; the exploration of otherness through...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Paul A. Bové Abstract Literary disciplines’ loss of integrity began at the end of the Cold War and accelerated after the financial crisis of 2008–09 because of internal changes responding to external desires along with direct pressures from money and power. Academics follow the desires of moneyed...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
... was supported by the Soviet Union in the Cold War period and the importance of publications such as Lotus magazine. The books reviewed here demonstrate the degree to which histories of “postcolonialism” and the late Western critique of Orientalism have now been rewritten to acknowledge their sources in earlier...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 February 2000
... the postmodern literature of errancy to the literature of hyperrealism, has oc- curred simultaneously in the wake of the end of the cold war, that, indeed, this turn has been enabled by the systematic obliteration of the memory...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of the present’s recent history—the cold war, the 1960s, revolu- tion, and reaction—will rest nowhere in the minds of women and men; that thinking will have, as perhaps it should, some new relationship to time? Wishful thinking; but as long as some version of historical thought survives, it’s...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2007
... between fascism and imperialism was no simple historical exercise. At the same time, he was fully aware of how the Cold War had merely displaced its force, and his observation spoke as compellingly to his future and our present after the ending of the Cold War as it did to his own time and its...