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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 129–151.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Arne De Boever Abstract In this essay, De Boever focuses on a section titled “Idols of Unrepresentability” in the closing pages of Stathis Gourgouris's book The Perils of the One . Scrutinizing the two counterintuitive theses about iconoclasm's political theology and the artwork's desacralizing...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 153–191.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Thanos Zartaloudis Abstract This essay offers a reading of Stathis Gourgouris's The Perils of the One ( 2019 ). The peril of the One is primarily, Zartaloudis suggests, its poverty of experience. The impoverishment of experience is the purpose of transcendental foundations of the One, which...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michael P. Steinberg Written at the height of the Greek/German economic standoff of July 2015, this review article finds in Stathis Gourgouris's Lessons in Secular Criticism a powerful critique of some of the legacies of Europe's attachment to Greece as well as a reactivation of some of its...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Stathis Gourgouris Postsecularist discourse, as it has been fashioned in recent years, cannot really handle the problem of atheism—especially an atheism predicated not on the nonexistence of God but on the irrelevance of God. Arguing for the latter takes atheism outside the epistemological orbit...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Stathis Gourgouris This is a meditation on the assertion by Cornelius Castoriadis that “every religion is idolatry.” Idolatry here is configured beyond the conventional understanding of the idol as a concrete object of worship which works within the logic of representation. In monotheism, even...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Stathis Gourgouris Derek Walcott’s staged encounter with George Seferis, by explicit invocation, in his poem “From This Far” (1980) is a nearly unprecedented instance of postcolonial confrontation with Greek antiquity, not through the conventional avenues of colonial classicism but through...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Stathis Gourgouris “Cavafy's Debt” is an examination of poetic indebtedness in a context that defies calculation. What do societies owe to their poets? What does it mean for societies to lay claim to poets? What do poets owe to their language? What does it mean for poetry to exist beyond its...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Stathis Gourgouris This essay takes as point of departure three phrases by Marx, Heidegger, and Benjamin in order to restage Aristotle’s notion of zōon politikon as a way of rethinking humanism as a radical political project for our times. At the same time, it reconfigures ontological questions...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Stathis Gourgouris Duke University Press 2004 Transformation, Not Transcendence Stathis Gourgouris This essay belongs to a series of meditations on the secular imagi- nation, by which I mean, very broadly, the capacity of humanity...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Stathis Gourgouris The preface is a description of the project as a collective pedagogical experience. Cavafy's orientations are reconsidered as responses to the contradictions of colonial life in the Southeastern Mediterranean world and his poetics as a rubric for disrupting interpretive...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and conservative religiopolitical forma- tions across the world religions in recent years. Stathis Gourgouris extends his notion of “detranscendentalizing the secular” and rethinks the parame- ters of atheism itself, fashioning an orientation that is socially agnostic about the truth claims...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Stratis Tsirkas, to begin with. But this classicization of “Greece” is also experienced as a burden by many of these writers and the culture at large (see Gourgouris 1996 ; Lambropoulos 2002 ; Calotychos 2003 ); and Hamilakis 2007 ). An image...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Is in the Neighborhood 145 I find On Late Style a captivating work. As I gratefully acknowledge, I follow in a line of other critics, including Stathis Gourgouris, whose “The Late Style of Edward Said” has proven invaluable to my thinking about it. For convenience’s sake, here is his crucial formulation...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Gourgouris and Emily Apter. Mufti / Critical Secularism 3 moments at which thought and culture become frozen, congealed, thing- like, and self-enclosed—hence the significance for him of Lukács’s notion of reification.3 At no point is secular used in his work...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 219–220.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Gourgouris is professor of comparative literature and society at Columbia University. His most recent book is forthcoming, The Perils of the One: Lessons in Secular Criticism. Andrew David King graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 with degrees in philosophy and English. His...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 249–250.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Stathis Gourgouris is professor of classics and comparative literature and society at Columbia University. His most recent book is The Perils of the One (2019). Hala Halim is associate professor of comparative literature and Middle...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 263–264.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., as well as the rise of the New Right in post- Soviet Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Stathis Gourgouris is professor of comparative literature and society at Columbia University. His latest work is The Perils of the One, his second volume of lessons in secular criticism (2019). Michael Hays...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 229–231.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., 2013. Goldberg, Shari. Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-­Century American Literature. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Gourgouris, Stathis. Lessons in Secular Criticism. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Jonsson, Stefan. Crowds and Democracy: The Idea...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 267–268.
Published: 01 February 2013
...- tional Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (2013). Stathis Gourgouris is professor of classics, English, and comparative literature and society, and director of the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. He is the author of Dream Nation (1996...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 213–215.
Published: 01 May 2012
... such as graffiti, calligraphy, and social media. A section of this project will be published in Diacritics (2012). He has also published articles on the writer Jean Genet. Stathis Gourgouris is professor of classics, English, and comparative literature and currently director of the Institute for Comparative...