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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...
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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...
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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 (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 (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
... that 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. Copyright © 2019 by Duke...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Susan Koshy Duke University Press 2001 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...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Q. S. Tong; Xiaoyi Zhou Duke University Press 2002 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...
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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): 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 (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 (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 (2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Ronald AT. Judy Ronald AT. Judy 2007 Some Thoughts on Naguib Mahfouz in the Spirit of Secular Criticism Ronald AT. Judy Near the end of Qasr as-shawq (Palace of Desire), the second vol- ume in Naguib Mahfouz’s famous novel...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
... engagement with Byzantine iconoclasm and argues that by appropriating elements of Byzantine Aristotelian theology in order to undergird a postsecularist argument, the modern critic dehistoricizes ideas that were firmly rooted in East Roman social, political, and cultural contexts in a manner that ultimately...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Manisha Basu This essay reads exemplary instances of the fictional work of Indian novelist R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) as expressions of critical anachronism in a world literary marketplace that, despite claiming diversity as a global, even transcendental, value, remains committed to both...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Anita Starosta This essay asks how translation—considered not merely as an interlinguistic procedure but as a practice inherent in every encounter—might come to inform the emergent paradigm of “global humanities.” Even as post-Eurocentric criticism presumes Europe to have been provincialized...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 139–158.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Zhihui Ang; Lindsay Waters This essay focuses on the way James Wolcott might remind us what a critic can do to make a difference in the world by responding to artworks directly and emotionally. Wolcott started to fight the academics right from the beginning and still does so occasionally. The war...