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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 (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 (2002) 29 (3): 187–203.
Published: 01 August 2002
... . The 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...
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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 (2020) 47 (1): 145–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... opposites together. In digging under the separation required by any act of criticism, Darwish’s Mural reaches beyond criticism to attain the courage required for living with death. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Mahmoud Darwish ethics enlightenment criticism poetry After...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Lindsay Waters In the twentieth century, criticism flourished in the academy in the English language from the 1930s to the 1960s, but gradually a hyperprofessionalized discourse purporting to be criticism took its place. The problem was exacerbated because people misunderstand literary theory...
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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...
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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 (2022) 49 (2): 153–191.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., by definition, to unfold it in the world. Determined to separate the false paradox (the “world” according to the One) from the true paradox (the cosmological abyss) within which it unfolds, humanity is thought to be destined to an inevitable state of war as if by nature. Secular criticism (in the manner...
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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 (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 (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...
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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 (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 (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...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 February 2019
... . New York : St. Martins . Borsook Paulina . 2000 . Cyberselfish: A Critical Romp through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High Tech . New York : PublicAffairs . Clough Patricia Gregory Karen Haber Benjamin Scannell Joshua . 2015 . “ The Datalogical Turn...
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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...