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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 143–172.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., brought to bear on recent affect theory, show it to be often inadequate in its use of key concepts. This biosemiotic analysis, then, indicates three directions forward: first, toward an adjustment of certain claims of object-oriented philosophers sometimes allied to the affect theorists; second, toward a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2018
... as diplomatic strategies on the part of the United States, the discourse of affective affinity and national unity across the Taiwan Strait is becoming forcefully attractive, often advocated in the figure of brotherhood, shared interests, or even intimacy. This essay argues that the relationship...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Daniel T. O'Hara Duke University Press 2007 “The Aesthetics of Minor Affects”: The Other Modernity Daniel T. O’Hara I take the quotation in my title from the last sentence of Sianne Ngai’s Ugly Feelings. It declares that a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... mode of poetic reference. Finally, Wordsworth's materialism is shown to induce a peculiarly impassive type of affect, one that troubles the ways in which affect has been mobilized in recent theoretical discussion. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 poetics romanticism materialism affect...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... conventional political explanations of revolution have become obsolete in the face of the Tunisian Revolution, this essay is an attempt at comprehending its grammars of revolution, beginning with the fact that it has not affected Tunisia’s mode of production, or the overall structure of its society, or even...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... affective dynamics of fear and terror, and as such can serve as a measure of the purposive impoverishment of the currently prevailing rhetoric. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Toward a Theory of Terror David Simpson Theory, Not...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., critical musicology's appeal to the performative as embodied knowledge and a more recent “affective turn” reveals fiduciary aurality to rely on two posits: first, a quasi realism that links aurality with a given but unexamined and nonnegotiable object, and second, a relationality wherein aurality harnesses...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... “cleaving to the true path” as having an affective force that tends toward the magisterial and the prescriptive. The essay explores, in this context, the dangers associated with anticipating “the true path” discursively structured around the figure of the selfless, exemplary human. © 2010 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
... authoritarian rule of the Chinese Nationalist Party. I propose that the first postwar generation’s experience of suppression after 1945 and the second generation’s exuberant postcolonial visions in the 1990s are essential entry points to understanding the affective politics of national identity formation in...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 65–101.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., the essay analyzes fantasy’s place in global violence and in the psychology of impunity. How does The Act of Killing signal a crisis in the global distribution of affect and accountability? How do bodily symptoms crystallize the negativity that underwrites social relations? The essay deploys...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... normative literary modernity has been displaced by an “informatic modernization.” A new urban Hinduness asserts itself more by its affects and spectacles than through the act of narration. This “informatic” public culture can orchestrate signs, emblems, mantras, and doctrines of disparate affiliations...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
... between the public and the private in the contemporary United States. Franzen reflects on the challenges that this situation of cultural entropy poses to the novelist, and on the capacity of the novel to respond to or affect this situation. Recognizing and rejecting the temptation in fiction to convey...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
... works such as Strange Country and Foreign Affections . Informed by a commitment to European and Irish republican values elaborated in the radical Enlightenment and animated by a sometimes bristling engagement with an Ireland transformed by the Troubles in the North and by the culture of late capitalism...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
... frame that epitomized Rakim's work (known as the “Golden Age of Hip Hop”) as well as a deep affection for J. L. Austin's theory as an infinitely applicable and a fundamentally democratic ethos. Duke University Press 2009 Rakim’s Performativity...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 79–89.
Published: 01 August 2010
... affects the future of the philological imagination. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 In Critical Humanism Is Zarathustra No Longer a Scholar? The Future of Philology Marie-Rose Logan As...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 235–240.
Published: 01 August 2009
...] outcomes/affects. Duke University Press 2009 SOFT INDEX (OF repeating PLACES, PEOPLE, AND WORKS) Tan Lin All works sampled without alteration are indicated in the text with quo- tation marks. Absence of quotation marks indicates...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 139–158.
Published: 01 November 2015
... academic world. Wolcott might help us find a way out of what Edward Said called “the theoretical trap” in the future. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 academic journalist affect artwork critic The Becoming of a Nonelite Critic Zhihui Ang and Lindsay...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 201–203.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Posthumanism Ecologies. New York: New York University Press, 2014. Mankekar, Purima. Unsettling India: Affect, Temporality, Transnationality. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Marcus, Laura, and Ankhi Mukherjee, eds. A Concise Companion to Psychoanaly- sis, Literature, and Culture. West Sussex, UK...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Imagination, 1850–2000. Liter- ary Criticism and Cultural Theory. New York: Routledge, 2007. boundary 2 35:1 (2008)  © 2008 by Duke University Press 218  boundary 2  /  Spring 2008 Clough, Patricia Ticineto, and Jean Halley, eds. The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Durham, N.C.: Duke...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 151–169.
Published: 01 February 2006
... as that which postulates a transcendental human community founded upon an assumption of com- mon affect and empathy, what Kant calls sensus communis. Instead, today we find the deployment of Imagination for particular, antihumanistic pur- poses that channel the Imagination into specifically...