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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Srinivas Aravamudan This essay argues that the university ought to encourage the flourishing of multiple languages and metalanguages. Opposing recent Habermasian universalism and Victorianist virtue talk (e.g., Amanda Anderson's The Way We Argue Now ), it queries why critics turn to character as a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2001) 28 (2): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Michael Davidson Duke University Press 2001 X Marks the Spot: Laura Moriarty’s Nude Memoir and Jena Osman’s The Character Michael Davidson In the 1980s, a strong critique of language-writing was that its use of disjunction...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the plight of the Afghans during the Soviet Invasion. Like the symbolic McNamara, the persona developed in Vollmann’s Picture Show is, in one way or another, a national character—an American abroad—that belongs to a strain of literary characterization and public dis- course that goes...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 February 2009
... political, which responds directly to the concrete character of Cuban society in his time, the struggle against Spanish imperialism, then in decline, and a U.S. imperialism in ascendancy, and the concrete evolution of the Cuban independence movement, more and more obliged to rely on the popular classes...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., character, the novel versus the short story, and contemporary politics, but it was centered on the social and political capacity of the modern novel, the form's ability to reflect on or respond to its times, the novel's relationship to society, and the nature of politics in the current period, a period...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... novel begins to malfunction when it expands its scope beyond the nation—when, that is, characters start exchanging letters across very long distances. Third, the essay concludes not with an answer but with a recommendation: that we should go back and read widely in the early history of the novel in...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... critics of American literary parochialism a text that is difficult to assimilate neatly into current interpretive practices. “The Suffering Channel” depicts a cast of characters who work for Style magazine in the months immediately preceding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Focused on these characters...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... links between morality and reason; the commonplace that associates lifestyle with queer acts and persons; and the conflation of character with identity—discloses both the problems of this discourse and the truths it exposes. Starting with a discussion of an important episode become trope in Kant's...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
... from (full) access to citizenship need to be rooted in human nature, which is supposed to consist therefore of hierarchized “characters.” As a consequence, differences become also principles of exclusion: this is more violent symbolically (or even practically) but much less stable and “legitimate” than...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer already argued, but pharmacologically (in Plato's sense). The pharmacological character of Contempt can be demonstrated through its manifold recapitulations of cinematic and literary history, including Alberto Moravia's novel, Homer's Odyssey , and quotations from...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Howard Eiland This article analyzes Benjamin's enigmatic essay of 1921, “Critique of Violence,” together with related fragmentary writings from the postwar period (including the “Theological-Political Fragment”) and, from 1931, “The Destructive Character.” Benjamin's deconstruction of violence...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Mary McGlynn TransAtlantic and On Canaan’s Side revisit the American Dream that people like their characters helped to create. Colum McCann and Sebastian Barry advance sophisticated reassessments of economic agency and the potential for social mobility in the wake of the Irish economic crash and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., character, and happiness. On the other hand, it involves a revaluation of his early understanding of education in terms of the solitude of the learner and the silence of the school to one that emphasizes the function of the teacher as the intergenerational mediator who makes teachings transmissible. Noting...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Brendan Moran In his writings on Franz Kafka, Benjamin develops a conception of study. The conception of study pertains to an exercise that Benjamin observes in some characters from Kafka’s novels and stories. Benjamin also suggests that this exercise of study is enacted by Kafka’s works themselves...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... consent. The Prison Notebooks , published in 1948, influenced the thinking of Italian and postwar European intellectuals and filmmakers on the left, and they continue to be a reservoir for an examination of the character and relevance of passive revolution, forms of coercion and consent, relations between...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., whereby events as disparate as the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the rise of the U.S. counterculture were linked through their contemporaneity, through the shared global situation to which all uprisings were responses, and through the extraparty character of radical politics in the realm of the every...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jesse Rosenthal Action is traditionally the point at which formal and ethical readings of fiction intersect. To act is to be “heroic,” at once in the formal sense of being a main character and in the ethical sense of being a hero. This essay argues, though, that this formal-ethical emphasis on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... town of Malgudi as something other than microcosms of national-civilizational wholes. Inextricably intertwined with his elaboration of such radically experimental human relationships is a syntax of love that is an extension of the intimacy between Narayan’s craftsmen characters and the practice of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2014
... stubborn of them would find it impossible to equate Mandela with the featureless “anyone” of their equations. This leaves us with the oldest differentiating factor of all in discus- sions of exceptional figures: character. Character evokes notions of honor, will, integrity, moral rectitude...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
... characterize mythical violence by way of its fundamental dimensions: first, the essential oneness that belongs to it (“there is only one fate [daß es nur ein einziges Schicksal gibt]” [SW 1, 242]) and, second, its unlimited nature (which should be distinguished from the absolute character of divine...