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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
... alone an epoch in the history of literature. This review is an attempt to respond to North from precisely this point of view: the perspective of literary criticism. It suggests that Kafka’s notations might indeed be part of a longer tradition of aphorisms, a genre that has often been conceived...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of music) offers an alternative view of the ontology of literature, without falling back into the long-frustrated attempts to “define literature.” Many (if not all) of the texts that we call “literary” provide us with exactly this impression of “being wrapped” into the material world—a material world...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and strategies of struggle, the turn to spirituality, and the exploration of practices of retreat in this literature needs to be seen as an effort to negotiate this crisis and imagine new forms of progressive becoming. In developing this argument, the article draws heavily on William Connolly's efforts...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Apter Deconstruction arguably marked the last time that comparative literature was truly confident as a discipline; with a clear sight of its philological inheritance and posthumanist telos. Post-2000 comp lit, by comparison, has been plagued by insecurity over what it is and what...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Eliot, and Melville. This, in turn, is related to the narrative mobility that makes so striking a feature of both works. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 In Global American Studies Imperial Eclecticism in Moby-Dick and Invisible Man: Literature...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... literature given by Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti, explaining their achievement while also identifying where each finally subtracts the world from world literature. Second, it begins to consider the formal limitations of the novel as genre, and in particular how the late eighteenth-century epistolary...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in British Literature, 1770–1832: A Breed Apart . Aldershot, UK : Ashgate . Giles Paul . 2009 . Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Gould Eliga . 2000 . The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... conceptions of the situation. This essay offers a long-range analysis of the social conditions and ideological forces that have combined over the past several decades to reconstitute the modern Irish literary field, and it begs the question as to whether an Irish “national literature” really survives in any...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 163–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jeffrey J. Williams “American Literature in the World” is an interview with the literary critic Wai Chee Dimock, in which she discusses her efforts to extend the field of American literature, over time and to various continents, for instance seeing the use of the ancient epic Gilgamesh...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 173–196.
Published: 01 August 2018
... challenged. Taiwan literature, and how its critics and writers are redefining its relationship to its complicated linguistic past and contemporary allies, marks one such important regional interface where this particular process of literary governance is unfolding. This essay places Taiwan in the regional...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... . (1869) 2006 . Culture and Anarchy . Edited by Garnett Jane . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Auerbach Erich . (1958) 2014 . “ Vico’s Contribution to Literary Criticism .” In Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach , edited by Porter James I...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 45–72.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Richard Rambuss Duke University Press 2000 6084 boundary 2 27:2 / sheet 53 of 227 Spenser and Milton at Mardi Gras: English Literature, American Cultural Capital, and the Reformation of New Orleans Carnival...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Joe Cleary Duke University Press 2004 Toward a Materialist-Formalist History of Twentieth-Century Irish Literature Joe Cleary 1 Most accounts of contemporary Irish culture tend to be largely affir- mative, even...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 75–100.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Juliana Spahr Duke University Press 2004 Connected Disconnection and Localized Globalism in Pacific Multilingual Literature Juliana Spahr 1 Five years ago, I moved to the island of Oahu to take a job at the Uni...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 125–147.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Nikky Lin; Shu-jung Chen Taiwanese literature has long been closely related to social movements. In fact, Taiwan New Literature (modern Taiwanese literature) itself was born out of social protest. Taiwan’s longstanding political situation of authoritarian rule has prompted the island’s writers...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Juliana Spahr At a certain moment, a moment that extends from the late '80s to the turn of the twenty-first century, something interesting happens within literature in English: some of the more provocative literatures in English from various literary schools and various national traditions...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ben Conisbee Baer Elaborating Barbara Cassin’s category of the Untranslatable, Emily Apter’s Against World Literature demonstrates the Untranslatable’s performative capability to question and displace the voracity of the World Literature industry. Neither a primer nor a how-to, Apter’s new book...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Joe Cleary One of the most brilliant and controversial critics to emerge in Ireland in the twentieth century, Seamus Deane has produced a significant body of work that traces with insight and verve the development of modern Irish literature from the eighteenth century to the contemporary moment...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Frances Ferguson Philosophers frequently attempt to achieve clarity about particular problems in moral philosophy both by modeling specific hypothetical cases very exactly and by turning to literature for examples. Ferguson here relies on some of the work of Bernard Williams, Donald Davidson...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 71–74.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Aamir R. Mufti The introduction to this dossier situates the concept of world literature as potentially challenging and intellectually productive, on the one hand, and susceptible to easy commodification, on the other. It argues for an incontrovertible link between the Orientalist philological...