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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Q. S. Tong; Xiaoyi Zhou Criticism and Society: The Birth of the Modern Critical Subject in China Q. S. Tong and Xiaoyi Zhou Over the past ten years or so, there have been repeated calls in China for the creation and establishment...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2003 Toward a Critical Genealogy of the U.S. Discourse of Identity: Invisible Man after Fifty Years Jonathan Arac 1 I start with a key moment late in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Willi Goetschel Duke University Press 2004 Heine’s Critical Secularism Willi Goetschel Heinrich Heine’s secularism is of a particular kind. Occupying a prominent, if not dominant, place in his writing, the secularist impulse...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 37–41.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Daniel T. O'Hara; Gina Masucci MacKenzie Duke University Press 2005 On the Culture of the Real: A Response to Lindsay Waters’s Critical Reflections on the Case of Paul de Man Daniel T. O’Hara and Gina Masucci MacKenzie Slavoj Žižek remarks in his recent book...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Aamir R. Mufti Duke University Press 2004 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Critical Secularism: A Reintroduction for Perilous Times Aamir R. Mufti...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Eli Friedlander This essay reflects on the questions introduced by Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings's biography Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life . In particular, it considers how the biography addresses the difficult problem of drawing together a unity of life and writings in Benjamin's existence...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Gloria Davies What do we mean by “Chinese thought,” and how should we engage with it? This essay begins with the claim that sixiang , or “Chinese thought,” is best approached as both a mode of critical inquiry and a style of rhetorical persuasion. It argues that Lu Xun's reflections on baihua , the...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Robert P. Marzec This essay situates the critical work of William V. Spanos in relation to the liminal event of anthropocentric planetary climate change—specifically the manner in which this event is being subordinated to military ends by the US national security state in particular and the global...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 75–85.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery In this interview, Wang Xiaoming, an important participant in crucial critical debates since the 1990s, discusses his views on humanism, contemporary critical practice, social activism, the Chinese revolutionary tradition, the role of intellectuals in advocacy for social change...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 5–22.
Published: 01 August 2019
... prompted a reaching out to know areas and regions that exceeded his chosen academic specialty. He saw this move to the margins and thresholds as the basis of a proper vocation of criticism, which, he believed, had disappeared from the centers of geographic and intellectual power. References Arai...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 29–48.
Published: 01 May 2020
... theorists such as Slavoj Žižek and Robert Pfaller term the interpassive subject. As we have seen in Mann’s career and our epoch, the creative images of voice, the critical terms of self-narration, mark the phases of this movement from literature as traditionally understood to the apocalyptic expenditure of...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jiwei Ci Duke University Press 2007 What Is in the Cloud? A Critical Engagement with Thomas Metzger on “The Clash between Chinese and Western Political Theories” Jiwei Ci 1 A menacing cloud hangs across the...
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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 and...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Susan Koshy Morphing Race into Ethnicity: Asian Americans and Critical Transformations of Whiteness Susan Koshy The meaning of Caucasian as at one time prevalent has been now practically exploded...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Colin MacCabe A Defense of Criticism Colin MacCabe In memory of Gareth Roberts and Tony Tanner An inaugural lecture provides an occasion to summarize the state of one’s subject from the peculiarly...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 11–34.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Edward W. Said Edward W. Said 2003 Erich Auerbach, Critic of the Earthly World Edward W. Said . . . human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them to give...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Anthony Bogues Duke University Press 2005 Working Outside Criticism: Thinking Beyond Limits Anthony Bogues Thinking involves not only the flow of thoughts, but their arrest as well. Where thinking suddenly stops in a...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Daniel T. O'Hara © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Badiou’s Truth and the Office of the Critic: Naming the Militant Multiples of the Void Daniel T. O’Hara When the poet uses the word flower, Stéphane Mallarmé famously...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 187–203.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Role of the Intellectual in the Public Sphere: Beirut, Lebanon, 24, 25 February 2000:Reader . The Hague: Prince Claus Fund. 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 191 of 265 In Medias Res Publicas: On Intellectuals and Social Criticism in the Cuban...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Mina Karavanta This essay discusses William V. Spanos’s work as the legacy of what can be called “ontopolitical criticism.” Spanos’s affiliation between texts and the world discloses the overlapping of the history of imperialistic and colonial violence with the politics of ontology, which...