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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 65–96.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Donald E. Pease Duke University Press 2003 Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: The Nonsymbolizable (Trans)Action Donald E. Pease 1. Ralph Ellison Signifying on the Shadow in Kenneth Burke’s Symbolic Action Thus...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jonathan Arac With reference to the author’s experience with English and other languages, this essay reflects on the problem of American monolingualism and explores modes of learned critical attention to the work language does in society, examining writing by Kenneth Burke, Raymond Williams, Erich...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
... by recovering the rhetorical criticism of Kenneth Burke, which was arguably equally radical—in the sense of fundamentally challenging—but certainly more left oriented. By 1987, some months after my Critical Genealogies had appeared, the world learned that de Man had been closer to fascism than any of us had...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 59–72.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Spirit prompts us to understand in the form of a question: What would it mean to feel sufficiently? This sharpening of life—pure sensation, the stuff of the senses—prompts us to risk losing our- selves in what is beyond our ken. Kenneth Burke reminded his readers after Williams’s death: “Poems...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 43–46.
Published: 01 August 2005
... whispering Gabriel García Márquez’s casual recognition, in Love in the Time of Cholera, that wisdom comes ‘‘when it can no longer do any good 2 One thinks here of Kenneth Burke, aroused and fortified by his puta- tive fifth of Jack Daniels each working day. Burke turned away from distrac- tions...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2003
... references to Ellison’s practice of ‘‘writing by riffing Yet there is much more to learn from his exchanges with Kenneth Burke and Stanley Edgar Hyman on the issues of symbolic expression, entelechy, and the relationship between singular forms of musical expression and historical ways of think- ing...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
... postrace that engages in this approach. This trend should be of great concern to us, espe- cially among those critics who appear to have the greatest stake in under- stating race thinking in the twenty-first­ century. Kenneth Burke is perhaps the most-quoted­ critic on the perils of debunking...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 May 2003
... ‘‘a land of masking jokers 14 What could be more definitively American than Louis Armstrong, smiling? If it is a national gift, this humor, perhaps it is in line with Kenneth Burke’s idea of the comic frame of reference in art as the window on the world through which one could see the most: comedy...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... their principles of literary analysis, this void has become both a symptom and a cause of profound transformation. The departure, over half a century, of scholars with the prestige and the intellectual power of Erich Auerbach, Kenneth Burke, Américo Castro, Lucien Goldmann, Jacques Derrida, Paul de...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 87–108.
Published: 01 May 2002
... criticism in this sense to disclose a prophetic vision? In asking this question, I am aware, of course, of earlier attempts by post-Enlightenment thinkers and writers—Kierkegaard, Pound, Walter Benjamin, Kenneth Burke, and Harold Bloom come to mind—to discover a discourse that would be adequate...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., no aca- demic degree true also of the older critics Kenneth Burke and R. P. Black- mur, who both became close friends of Frank s and was employed as a journalist. He worked in Washington, D.C., for the Bureau of National Affairs, now owned by Bloomberg, which Wikipedia describes as a source of legal...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., tabooed games played by two children lost to the engines of war an image of interior freedom, a refusal of oblivion and despair. 2. Ammons s words, from an unpublished talk or perhaps a personal conversation, are quoted in Fletcher 2004: 179. 160 boundary 2 / November 2020 like that of Kenneth Burke...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 33–46.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in Postmodern Culture, trans. Jon Snyder (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988). See also my Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy, chaps. 1–2, 4, where I deploy Kenneth Burke’s distinction between tragic and comic “frames of acceptance” in the hope of detaching mainstream historians from...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
... sociological approach. Approaches to the Sociology of Literature While a desire for the empirical in literary studies, and more “scien- tific” methods of sorting, may seem new in an age of digitized information, it is in fact—as Pound’s quote reminds us—rather old. Kenneth Burke, in his...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 5–19.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... As substantial as a rock, yet no more tactile than the rhetorical strategies of a Whitman or an Emerson, or the ‘‘symbolic action’’ of a Kenneth Burke (who emerges here and elsewhere in Ellison as a heroic intellectual figure), this Ellisonian ‘‘woe and wonder’’ is meant to replicate the creative intensity...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... these principles to “you,” he spoke in the rhetorical register Kenneth Burke called “pure persuasion.” In persuading “you” of the desire to be persuaded, Obama propagated the belief that whatever poli- cies he would implement once he became president of the United States would effect the change desired...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
... is all about (Thompson 2004). The English departments I was raised in thought it natural and not in need of any hand-waving to include critics. The Providence College depart- ment featured the poet Brother Antoninus and the Chicago department fea- tured the multifaceted Kenneth Burke as a frequent...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 315–328.
Published: 01 May 2022
... on Colonialism , translated by Kelley Robin D. G. Kelley . New York : Monthly Review Press Deane Seamus . 2015 . “ Republics That Were and Might Be .” Field Day Review 11 : 136 – 49 . Edwards Kenneth R. , and Canny Nicholas , eds. 1979 . The Westward Enterprise: English...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Lukács to Kenneth Burke and Fredric Jameson warn against the temptation to read out the political significance of a work from its most obvious political identifications. Still, if McCann and 130  boundary 2  /  Summer 2009 Szalay are correct in arguing that a lot of postsixties literature...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 151–169.
Published: 01 February 2006
... system (I thank Kenneth Arrow for informing me of the second example). 21. Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion (New York: Free Press, 1997), 105. 22. Lippmann, Public Opinion, 132. 162 boundary 2 / Spring 2006 date opinion from diverse populations if he can find a universally affective symbol. John...