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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Michael Dutton Duke University Press 2005 From Culture Industry to Mao Industry: A Greek Tragedy Michael Dutton Essentially, there are two ideal types of politics in this world, one that intensifies political conviction...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and human meaning as such. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 tragedy the tragic Greek tragedy neoclassical tragedy Emil Staiger References Brooks Peter . 1976 . The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess . New Haven, CT : Yale...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a political agent at Thebes, as in Oedipus at Colonus, and these need not produce “our” familiar Antigone: see Brooke Holmes, “Antigone at Colonus and the End(s) of Tragedy,” in “The Enig- matic Context: Approaches to Greek Drama,” ed. Richard Rader and James Henderson Collins II, special issue, Ramus...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and the Narrative of the Universal / 81 George Steinmetz / The Genealogy of a Positivist Haunting: Comparing Prewar and Postwar U.S. Sociology / 109 Marilyn Ivy / In/Comparable Horrors: Total War and the Japanese Thing / 137 Michael Dutton / From Culture Industry to Mao Industry: A Greek Tragedy / 151...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 101–137.
Published: 01 August 2013
... capability to imagine. 132 boundary 2 / Fall 2013 the spectacle as an element of tragedy and what the consequences are of moral philosophy’s making the effort to regulate the Athenians’ way of seeing. My premise is that Aristotle’s interest and effort in the Greek tragic spectacles...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... He criticizes Aristotle for having suggested that there was a sameness to the operations of what Williams terms “stark fictions”: “One of the several disservices that Aristotle rendered to the understanding of Greek tragedy was that of generating the idea that there is some one specific effect...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 79–89.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and Dionysus function in binary oppo- sition; the former sustains the dominant ideology, while the latter reverses it. Hence one might posit that there is some affinity between philology and theory, since “the love of language”—the literal meaning of the Greek word involves in the work of Nietzsche...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 February 2017
... by even the very best intentioned), as a predicament, is at its origin a pharmakon: pharmacological being is originally mystagogic in that the pharmakon, by its very nature, endlessly returns to what Greek tragedy calls enigma. Enigma was for the Greeks a profane figure of mystery in a society...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... understanding of James’s relation to tragic thinking and its politics resides in David Scott, Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004). In relation to the specific problematic at hand, see also Emily Greenwood, Afro- Greeks: Dialogues between...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 235–246.
Published: 01 August 2002
... the locomotives down these rails. The masks, be they of cowardice or oppor- tunism, succeed each other as in Greek tragedy. The excessive pride of believing oneself to be the master of truth, and the consequent repression...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Walter Benjamin to George Steiner, who repeatedly heralded its “death,” tragedy has not only survived but even flourished around the world over the last few decades. Whether it is Nigerian, Haitian, Irish, or Greek plays on the stage; new translations into several languages and media; original...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
...- ogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Uni- versity Press, 2014). Porter / The Sublime without Longinus 105 into the modern world, whether as a proto-­neoclassicist à la Boi- leau or as a proto-­romantic...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in Borges’s story is supposed to have a historical aspect, as attested to by its epigraph, taken from Renan’s Averroès et l’averroïsme: “S’imaginant que la tragédie n’est autre chose que l’art de louer . . .” There are, of course, two ancient Greek words prompting this worry and stymieing his reading...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 295–313.
Published: 01 May 2022
... come across Jacques Lacan's ( 1992 : 71–73) discussion of the chorus in Greek tragedy, which, according to the psychoanalyst, performs the function of feeling fear and compassion vicariously—feeling on behalf of the spectators. There are also examples culled from sacred ritual, such as Tibetan prayer...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...—all of which reflect Cavafy's engagement with British colonialism in Egypt. The novelist and critic Stratis Tsirkas, also a Greek who grew up in Egypt, has argued that Cavafy's rising aversion to the British occupation regime developed alongside the shifting ideological lines of the Hellenic diaspora...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
...: Harvard University Press, 2012). 19. Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd ed. (London, 1755–­56). Simpson / Toward a Theory of Terror 15 turn of events that is also a bringing to an end, and a bad one. In Greek tragedy, the bad things done by men...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... polity” (AS, 206) of exiles, slaves, barbarians, and, in this case, women ousted from the sovereignty order of the polis as its rogues and beasts. Despite the great historical divide between the ancient Greek polis and the American polis, the reconstellation of these two discrepant histories...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... reflections on the political foundations of classi- cal and modern culture in “The Greek State” (and The Birth of Tragedy, in which the essay was originally intended to be included) are the prelude to a broader analysis of education developed in a series of public lectures, “On the Future of Our...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., and in the entry from 25 June, Cavafy's tone shifts from Shakespearean tragedy to Byronic bathos, with quotes from Byron's “Greek War Song” and a parodic reference to Dickens's Silas Wegg ( Our Mutual Friend ): Our tickets taken. On Tuesday morning will be on board the “Castore”; and “The seven-hilled city...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., in The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986). George Steiner offers a reading of Greek tragedy—in which man is made to feel his homelessness in the world—that more closely comports with Kahn’s image of the classics than...