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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 191–212.
Published: 01 February 2017
... and Science of the Reading Brain . London : Icon . Žižek Slavoj . 2000 . “Lacan between Cultural Studies and Cognitivism.” Umbr(a): Science and Truth 1 : 9 – 32 . On the Origin of Aisthesis by Means of Artificial Selection; or, The Preservation of Favored Traces in the Struggle...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that long a time for Traces, with Days . However, the two projects have a similar function for me—that is, working out how to invent a form for another long poem (in this case one that contains [at least] two modes of poem in one project). Projecting a form that satisfies the emotional, poetic, and socio...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Christopher Chen This essay offers a reading of what could be called a metrological imaginary at work in the writing of Korean American experimental poet Myung Mi Kim and in particular in Kim’s third book, Dura . In Dura , Kim traces a jagged itinerary through the archives of the Atlantic slave...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
... counterparts by challenging the regime in power. This essay traces the intellectual genealogy of the March 1968 movement, focusing on the importance of nihilism and on the coming to grips with evil in human history. A summary account of the events of 1968 in Poland is provided. © 2009 by Duke University...
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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 (2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Savoy According to Derrida, there is something perverse about the archive. Usually understood in a positive sense as the site of cultural transmission, and as the temporal pivot between historical traces and the intellectual work to come in an ideal futurity, the archive contains an auto...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
....” This was in elaboration of Pamuk's assessment of the art of the novel to be about “drawing a picture [of the world of others],” of “getting the world right through words as painters use colors.” Clearly, Pamuk's assessment belongs, albeit in a peculiar way, to the history of mimeticism that Stephen Halliwell traces from...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Melinda Cooper This article questions the culturalist and civilizational taxonomies of postsecular theory by redirecting attention toward the practical consequences of public theology in the realm of neoliberal welfare reform. Tracing the simultaneous rise of faith-based welfare and the religious...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mouldi Guessoumi Humanity has always needed a grammar to trace the specific substance of its factual history, from the advent of communicative language up to and including modern revolutionary events. Moreover, all revolutions throughout history have gone through the same stages to arrive finally...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...David S. Randall; Robert P. Wilson This essay examines the confluence of personal memoir, scholarship, and classroom teaching in the intellectual life. The authors trace the theme of “bearing witness” as the axiom of the intellectual vocation at three different moments in the career of William V...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
...”—but the affirmation of an “agonic” friendship characterized by “a-filiation.” The essay addresses the conditions or presuppositions—at once ontological, philosophical, and political—in which this affirmation of agonic friendships and a-filiative relationships begins to emerge. At the same time, it seeks to trace out...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Hochberg; Shir Alon Santiago Slabodsky's Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking returns to a history of Jewish persecution, but unlike other attempts to trace the tradition of the Jewish “conscious pariah,” it does not aim to identify an “essence” of Judaism (say, “exilic...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., a property-in-slaves. The article traces the emergence of “Negro music” as an anomalous form extending from the body of a sounding property, slave, whose status as a living thing owning a viable audibility served to heighten the sense of an unobtainable musicality. This unobtainability is part and parcel...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2016
... (via Walter Benjamin) as a necessary structural possibility inherent in the original texts, the essay argues that translation is a constitutive feature of all Marxisms and communisms (including Marx's and Lenin's) across time and space. The essay traces the importance of translation as both an actual...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Nergis Ertürk This essay traces the legacy of the 1926 Baku Turcological Congress for postcolonial studies and comparative literary criticism. An assembly of 131 delegates, including such prominent figures as the Crimean Tatar Turcologist Bekir Sıdkı Çobanzade, the Kazak revolutionary, linguist...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 February 2014
...—itself a movement influenced by the New York School—trace an uncommon path of world-literary circulation. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 This interview took place April 1, 2013, at Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, and Providence, Rhode Island, via Skype. It is translated by Anita Starosta...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Anikó Imre I argue that postcolonial discourses are essential to unearthing and revising the complicated dynamic of codependence between Western and Eastern European nationalisms, which is haunted by internalized and rarely acknowledged traces of imperialism on both sides. However, the spatial...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... in recent years, Chinese policy makers have again used the Confucius label as part of their “charm offensive” to win friends and influence in the world. This essay traces the major interpretations of Confucius and the social manifestations of those evaluations in the twentieth century, culminating...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 135–163.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Ban In understanding rights across cultures, critics tend to view individual or human rights as unique to the West and alien to community-based or authoritarian Eastern cultures. This essay challenges this fetishism of individual rights by tracing social and intellectual movements in the West...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 127–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... This structure is termed “room-space.” Clark traces the development of Picasso's concern with interior and exterior space, with the problematic relation of proximity and alterity, surface and depth, in the postcubist phase of his painting, when the obsession with monster figurations of the nonhuman in humanity...