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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Sina Rahmani The introduction to this special issue of boundary 2 examines W. G. Sebald’s rapid and sudden transformation from controversial and curmudgeonly Germanist to literary superstar as a case study in the “global valences of the critical.” The massive success of Sebald’s strange...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 177–184.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Maria Malikova; Timothy J. Haehn This essay reads “As Day and Night,” an essay W. G. Sebald wrote about artist and friend Jan Peter Tripp, as a complex and multilayered commentary on the role of both written and visual texts in the author’s oeuvre. It draws on Sebald’s Austerlitz as well...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 61–83.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Stuart Burrows This essay proposes that W. G. Sebald’s distinctive contribution to the global novel is his reordering of the space of representation. This reordering is both literal and metaphorical. It is literal, in the sense that Sebald sets his work within actual spaces: the pages upon which...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 185–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... boundary 2 47:3 (2020) DOI 10.1215/01903659- 8524505 © 2020 by Duke University Press The Bricolage of Words and Images: W. G. Sebald s Austerlitz He Ning Translated by Claire Xue Li The name W. G. (the Chinese transliteration of W. G. Sebald) was unknown to most Chinese readers until 2010, when Auster...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 85–101.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Yahya Elsaghe; Sina Rahmani; Yahya Elsaghe Why does W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz escape from the laws of fictionality and factuality? How do so many of the people and place names inside of it start so improbably with the letter A ? Why do so many iterations of A —as initials, as markings...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 133–163.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Isa Murdock-Hinrichs The essay analyzes Grant Gee’s and Stan Neumann’s transformations of W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn and Austerlitz into the cinematic medium. In reproducing Sebald’s methods, both filmmakers undermine traditional filmmaking conventions. By translating and appropriating...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 165–168.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Nissim Calderon; Shir Alon W. G. Sebald is one of the most original and significant authors of the twentieth century, but these credentials only make The Rings of Saturn that much more disappointing. In his other novels, Sebald’s drift between landscapes and encyclopedic fragments emerged out...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 21–59.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Uwe Schütte This essay argues that any critical engagement with the literary writings of W. G. Sebald requires a thorough understanding of both contemporary German cultural history as well as his largely untranslated critical corpus. I further contend that scholars who lack proficiency in German...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 February 2020
... at or about the Nazi concentration camp, he contemplates the role of the image, both still and moving, in the creation of memory and history of the Holocaust. His video and phototextual book connect to literary explorations of the Czech concentration camp—by Georges Perec, W. G. Sebald, and Jiří Weil—as well...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 103–132.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Sina Rahmani This essay explores the various ways in which W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz upends traditional understandings of the novel as a form. Specifically, it situates this “prose book of an undetermined kind” against the rise of the steel container as the dominant mode of commodity transportation...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 169–175.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the shortsightedness of the critical machine that is desperately trying to fossilize Sebald as the end point of modern literature. The Sebald Case Rodrigo Fresán Translated by Alejandra Campoy Fernández The collective bewilderment over the unexpected passing of Winfried Georg Maximilian Sebald, also known as W. G...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 201–202.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... Petersburg. She is currently a researcher at the Institute of Russian Literature. Isa Murdock- Hinrichs is a professor of practice in the English Department at Tulane University. She has published articles on Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Haneke, G. W. Sebald, and the silent works of Fritz Lang and André...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., that other cultural forms are intrinsically . On the issue of bombing and experience, see my “Comparative National Blaming: W. G. Sebald and the Bombing of Germany,” in Forgiveness, Mercy, and Clemency, ed. Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2007), 138–55...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., as both were prisoners of war in Dresden that infamous night. For Spanos, Vonnegut’s inability to deal with the brutal dimensions of the Allied attack precipitates his oblique and ineffective plot, missing the opportunity to disclose firebombing’s raison d’être. In contrast, the German writer W. G...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 63–99.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the alterity of flesh in his book on the German novelist and psychogeographer W. G. Sebald. Alert to the politics of the flesh across much of his writing, Santner writes movingly of creaturely life and the radical otherness of the natural world (2006: xv). Both inscribing and denying, bridging...