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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Brendan Moran In his writings on Franz Kafka, Benjamin develops a conception of study. The conception of study pertains to an exercise that Benjamin observes in some characters from Kafka’s novels and stories. Benjamin also suggests that this exercise of study is enacted by Kafka’s works themselves...
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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 of the...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... East Central Europe, for him, is the ever-shifting terrain of struggle over and for Europeanness and, at the same time, a place where ruins are still uncertain and thus full of creative potentiality. Andrukhovych’s own influences, which include Franz Kafka, magical realism, and the Polish O’Harists...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
... philosophical form of writing. North Paul , The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015 ). Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Franz Kafka theology aphorisms References Kafka Franz . 2002a . “ Aphorismen...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., democracy, or indeed any political system or historical movement to translate into the kind of autonomy they were concerned with (an idea that runs from Baudelaire and Gustave Flaubert to Franz Kafka and John Dos Passos Marshall Berman similarly refers to the historical experi- ence of...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 247–250.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Caribbean. A John Hope Franklin Center Book. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. Gilman, Sander L. Franz Kafka. Critical Lives. London: Reaktion Books, 2005. Grewal, Inderpal. Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms. Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies. Durham, N.C...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Modern Language Association of America Options for Teaching. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008. Connor, Steven. The Book of Skin. Reaktion Books. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. Corngold, Stanley, Jack Greenberg, and Benno Wagner, eds. Franz Kafka: The...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 199–212.
Published: 01 February 2003
.... —Franz Kafka Outside of a dog, a man’s best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it’s very dark. —Groucho Marx My mother groan’d! my father wept...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., Language, Thought . Translated by Hofstadter Albert . New York : HarperCollins . Horkheimer Max Adorno Theodor W. . (1944) 2002 . Dialectic of Enlightenment . Translated by Jephcott Edmund . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Kafka Franz . 1991 . The Blue...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
... / November 2016 from being foreign to Benjamin, seems to be one of the central themes of his own writings, be they on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, or Charles Baudelaire. The biography is devoted to the life of a person for whom writing has occupied the highest place...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 91–99.
Published: 01 August 2010
... are drawn most often from Romantic and neo-Romantic German poetry, while Adorno, of course, finds authentic resistance to the hegemony of the Enlightenment not in the lushness of the Romantic lyric but in the ascetic modernism of writers like Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett. In works like these...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 February 2003
... composites, like the hat that Charles Bovary is fated to wear into his new classroom at the outset of the novel named after his spouse who is so imprudent in her collusion with her drives, or like Franz Kafka’s Odradek.2 The...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The Brothers Karamazov has a similar status within Levinasian discussion of the nature of evil, as do Franz Kafka’s The Trial and “Before the Law” within debates (of quite differ- ent philosophical origin) about the nature of juridical power. Existentialism—arguably the paradigmatic case of a...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 61–83.
Published: 01 August 2020
...- tion of a text is also a form of erasure not because the references are often unacknowledged but because they disappear into the monotonous fabric of his texts. Shorn of quotation marks, rendered in Sebald sound, Franz Kafka resembles Jorge Luis Borges, Borges resembles Alain Robbe- Grillet, Robbe...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
... so doing, breaks itself off (at least potentially) from the “well-oiled­ tracks” that other- wise lead all students to the same outcome—the incorporation into what he will soon come to call myth. Such a view links “The Life of Students” to another later writ- ing, “Franz Kafka: On the...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 111–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... problematizes the ideas of aesthetic education. Given what he calls also, with reference to Franz Kafka, “tradition falling ill” (1994: 565), the absence of the continuity of a living tradition, we risk remaining uneducated in relation to our true needs. It is as though, once the extent of the...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 February 2006
... corruptibility to meaningfulness The Benjaminian theme of the ruin is read by Lukács as a ‘‘link between allegory and the annihilation of history 15 In this context, Franz Kafka becomes a key figure, for his allegories deny any possibility of historical change in the conditions of human life as progress...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 91–105.
Published: 01 February 2001
... Empire, such as Nero. He also briefly touches on the links be- tween the grotesque and administrative or bureaucratic power, not simply that found in the works of Honoré de Balzac, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Georges Courteline, or Franz Kafka, but also modern bureaucratic grotesques in Nazism and fascism. At...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 237–250.
Published: 01 February 2021
... tension at the heart of philological longing and (re)discovery. Thesis 95 cites Franz Kafka s notation concerning writing thus, philology as a form of prayer, for only prayer yields a God (104), while thesis 95 seqq. sounds a festive note: The delight therein: that the indefinite slowly...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 21–59.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Bauer and Isidor Pollak, Kafka und Prag . Literatur & Kritik 66–67 : 421 – 22 . Sebald W. G. 1973a . Review of Franz Hubmann, Dream of Empire: The World of Germany in Original Photographs, 1840–1914 . Journal of European Studies 3 , no. 3 : 286 . Sebald W. G. 1973b...