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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 221–242.
Published: 01 May 2018
... explores how Trump thereby captured elite, corporate, and white supremacist attention. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 New Americanists US literary criticism American studies Donald Trump References American Studies Association . 2016 . “ Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
... case for which no example looks particularly apt, the case in which one cannot say what one was thinking in acting in a particular way. For literary critics like us, the thought is likely to occur that David- son could and should have instanced a couple of literary examples that correspond...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... boundary 2 conference, “Ends of Criticism” (Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, May 11, 2012). The responses and comments provided by colleagues at this conference were especially useful in expanding the essay, and I would like to especially thank Paul A...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kumyk, Uzbek, and Chechen, in a record animated by many and various episodes of (mis)translation, the 1920 congress is equally interesting for what it tells us about the literary history of communist translation and plurilingualism. Although chairman Grigorii Zinovʹev made a...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
...). Tong and Zhou / Criticism and Society 155 a moment that, for us, both symbolizes and evidences the pain and violence China experienced in the process of inventing its modern literary identity in the early twentieth century. The tragedy took place at the Summer Palace, the famous but ominous...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2001
... sublime then one’s time is better used in allowing oneself the ‘‘generous pleasure’’ of appreciating authors one loves rather than giving in to ‘‘that malignant dull Delight’’ that Pope so accurately locates at the root of hostile criticism.3 For if I am here to defend criticism today, I want to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
... stories of Moses and of Mary. The amalgam of naturalism, the confluence of the sociogenesis and psychogenesis of individual consciousness, represented in a modernized literary Arabic that utilizes Qurʾanic narrative form is a hallmark of Mah- Arabic-language edition I have used throughout is...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 February 2005
... intellectual life continue to challenge us. One recent attempt has been made to discuss Hall in this light. See Grant Farred, What’s My Name: Black Vernacular Intellectuals (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), chap. 3. Bogues / Working Outside Criticism 75...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2013
... those of literary and cultural critics. A unitary language, Bakhtin reminds us, is never “something given . . . but is always in essence posited . . . —and at every moment of its linguistic life it is opposed to the realities of heteroglossia.”45 Dialogism is not a mere multi- plication of the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 187–203.
Published: 01 August 2002
... error of his or her revolution; rather, he or she acts as a revolutionary in showing that an error has been made. The intellec- tual’s adherence, if he or she really wants to be useful, can only be a critical...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... favorite phrase he often uses to describe the inevi- table coimplication of life and criticism) to the production of what Anthony 2. Edward Said, Humanism and Democratic Criticism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004). 3. See William V. Spanos, In the Neighborhood of Zero: A World War II...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... contours of Wonder’s love lyric. “Nightmare” conflates romantic longing (Wonder: “I hope and pray each day I live / a little more love I have to give”) with political desire of literally Sisyphean pro- portions (Baraka: “Take that rock you always pushin’ and use it to waste the rat My essay will...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... emergence of a profound, critical reflexivity that disrupts the myth of uninterrupted teleological progress. It is about finding holes in the positivist propaganda and using them as an alternative way forward—doing what successive generations . . . have always done, creating the new from the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Ellison in progress, as the title of Bradley’s book suggests, is to read the particularities of Ellison’s fiction against the sense that his critical vision stagnated in the decades between these two works. Bradley tells us that to read in progress is to attend to “the dis- crete textual...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
... more literary critical in their methods. The claim that literary examples are especially good at prompting moral reflection most often describes the use of scenarios from canoni- cal works of European literature, whose situational and psychological rich- ness assists the philosopher in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 1991): 11–15. 4. For a useful macrosociological analysis of Ottoman peripheralization, see Çağlar Keyder, State and Class in Turkey: A Study in Capitalist Development (New York: Verso, 1987), 25–48. 158 boundary 2 / Summer 2010 sectors of Ottoman society mainly for the protection and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... perspicuous. At a time when prominent literary critics such as Wai Chee Dimock, Lawrence Buell, and Jonathan Arac have called on humanists to think about Ameri- can writing within radically expanded spatial and historical horizons, US 2. Horace Engdahl, “The Nobel Prize: Dawn of a New Canon accessed...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 139–158.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zhihui Ang; Lindsay Waters This essay focuses on the way James Wolcott might remind us what a critic can do to make a difference in the world by responding to artworks directly and emotionally. Wolcott started to fight the academics right from the beginning and still does so occasionally. The war...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 91–103.
Published: 01 August 2002
... ‘‘Hispanic’’ (to use the American phrase) 1 character of the Miami area is reinforced by the presence there of some 1. In literary and artistic circles the term Latinos is preferred to Hispanos or Hispanics. Those who argue...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
... argues that for most postcolonial literatures or literatures from emergent literary spaces (to use Pascale Casanova's term), literary value inheres as much in the teachability of the text as in whatever other aesthetic qualities it may possess. This means that the text's ability to illustrate, rework, or...