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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 25–33.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Bruce Robbins Duke University Press 2007 The Smell of Infrastructure: Notes toward an Archive A passage in Jonathan Franzen’s novel Strong Motion: “There’s a specific damp and melancholy ancient smell that comes out in Boston after sunset, when the weather is cool and windless...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 177–195.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Donald E. Pease © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Immigrant Nation/Nativist State: Remembering Against an Archive of Forgetfulness Donald E. Pease A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural Identity in the United...
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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 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Marc Nichanian “On the Archive III: The Secret” offers an extended commentary on Borges’s short story “The Ethnographer” and instigates a philosophical encounter between Borges and Derrida. As he carries on his fieldwork, Fred Murdock steals the “secret” of the Indian tribe he studies. He then...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yiannis Papatheodorou Cavafy's barbarians constitute a peculiar metaphor for the (self-)censoring process of revealing and hiding the voices of Others in the colonial order of the archive. The theme recurs in three of his works—an “unwritten” poem, a “hidden” poem, and a poem included in the canon...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... archival accumulation and network assemblage, of the materiality of text becoming catastrophic. If the American eschatological imagination continues to project fantasies of annihilation, Wallace quite presciently warns us throughout Infinite Jest that even without the “presence” of the nuclear bomb, or...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. John, Paul, and Constantine (1873). The archival item [GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S03-F26-SF001-0002 (1935)] is reproduced by kind permission of the Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation © 2016–2018 Cavafy Archive, Onassis Foundation Figure 1. John, Paul, and Constantine (1873). The archival More
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Craig Dworkin “Hypermnesia” sketches the historical, theoretical, and technological contexts for the Eclipse archive of radical poetry ( http://english.utah.edu/eclipse ). Engaging Jacques Derrida's argument in Mal d'archive , the essay posits the archive as a species of gift and teases out the...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as a particularly compelling site to explore the sociological underpinnings of art. It is in this movement that many of our ideas of the “autonomy of art” and the “genius” of the artist emerged, and scholars such as Lawrence Rainey have produced excellent, archive-driven accounts of the institutions...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... philosophy dating from the origins of the written graphemes that make up the hanzi , or written medium. Always ill, always fleeing, the polylingual and cosmopolitan Qu, who died at age thirty-six, left behind a vast archive of unfinished work and fresh, complex ideas about the real, the social, the...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the addresses delivered by Ağamalıoğlu suggests that the Turcological Congress has left us a unique archive of the contradictions inherent in Leninist communist philology and the anticolonial language politics of the early twentieth century. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 I thank...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
... considerable time working in South Africa, especially in Cape Town, on questions of freedom, archives, African and African Diaspora intellectual history, and political thought. At least one generation of intellectuals had stood against apartheid and reflected on Mandela as a political figure of freedom and...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... are as incapacitating as they are enabling. This leaves the problem of the decision regarding the future as at once ungrounded while also bounded by the archive of the human species. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 pharmakon technè deconstruction cinema tertiary retention...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... moment when the humanities are being asked to justify themselves to opponents within and beyond the university. Reading Said’s humanism through Swift’s inhumane satire, this essay both analyzes and attempts a mode of literary engagement that operates “between the world and the archive,” where Said argued...
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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 (2020) 47 (2): 153–180.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Hikmet’s autobiographical novel Life’s Good, Brother , published posthumously in 1964. Taking into consideration Nâzım’s recently published correspondence and reports in the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) archive, it aims to move beyond the perfunctory, generalizing study of the relation between Nâzım’s...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 169–175.
Published: 01 August 2020
... acknowledges Sebald’s masterful blend of language, photography, and archival material, resulting in a uniquely hybrid narrative form falling somewhere between essay and fiction. The essay is critical of Sebald’s most dedicated admirers—not because of any perceived paucity in Sebald’s work, but rather the...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 21–59.
Published: 01 August 2020
... are disadvantaged because they are barred not only from a wealth of research and scholarship but also from unpublished papers at the German Literary Archives in Marbach. My argument is supported by a case study at the end of the essay that explores an overlooked facet of Sebald’s writing in German...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay studies the particular conjunction of documentation (“hard facts”) and highly wrought lyric verse and prose in Susan Howe's book The Midnight , a collage text consisting of historical extracts, archival fragments, biographical information, photographs, drawings, cited...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Photograph depicting Cavafy arriving, among other guests, at the wedding of Konstantinos M. Salvagos (which took place on 27/2/1927 at the church of the Annunciation, in Alexandria). The archival item [GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S03-F26-SF001-0008 (2027)] is reproduced by kind permission of the More