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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Mark McGurl This essay examines David Foster Wallace as a “program” writer in various senses, including as a graduate of a creative writing program and participant in twelve-step recovery programs. It argues that what makes Wallace most distinctive in literary historical terms is his rejection of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... systematically fails to translate non-English works into English, I argue that critiques of the whole literary field, based on the close reading of individual texts, overlook the systemic and institutional grounds of American unworldliness. David Foster Wallace’s 2004 novella, “The Suffering Channel,” offers...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 97–124.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Henry Veggian “Anachronisms of Authority: Authorship and Exchange Value in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King” considers the materiality of the printed book where postmodern theories of culture intersect with the contemporary economics of the print publishing, digital publishing, and antiquarian...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Bradley J. Fest This essay historically situates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest as a transitional text between the first and second nuclear ages. Written in the immediate wake of the Cold War, Infinite Jest complexly develops the nuclear trope’s fabulously textual persistence despite the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 199–208.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Adam Lowenstein In his two most recent films, Eastern Promises (2007) and A History of Violence (2005), the director David Cronenberg turns his attention more specifically than ever before to the conjuncture of violence and globalized geopolitics. The resulting illumination of how violence...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2001) 28 (2): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2001
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 17–57.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Andrew David King Andrew David King interviews Charles Bernstein on topics that include the composition of All the Whiskey in Heaven, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, the situatedness of poetry and poetics, Charles Altieri on the relation of poetry to rhetoric, poetry and identity poetics/politics, the Mandelstam...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... counterpart in its desire to move beyond the legacies of the Enlightenment. David Scott initiated this critique by arguing that seemingly endless debates between contesting versions of national historiography demonstrate the limits of using the past to find justice in the present. Qadri Ismail builds on...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Donald E. Pease “The Crisis of Critique in Postcolonial Modernity” situates Michel Foucault's method of genealogical analysis within the history of critique, examines the usage to which David Scott has put Foucault to reconfigure the problem-space of postcolonial studies, and explains how Scott's...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Mark Greif The category of the “big, ambitious novel,” circumscribing works by authors such as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and William Vollmann, has come to constitute one of the major forms through which postwar U.S. fiction is sorted and evaluated. A history of this...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Golumbia The question of the militarization of language emerges from the politics surrounding cryptography, or the use of encryption in contemporary networked digital technology, and the intersection of encryption with the politics of language. Ultimately, cryptographic politics aims to...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 141–154.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Simpson This essay argues that the recourse to terror as the defining term of the 9/11 experience is at odds with the rhetorical choices made by Edmund Burke in his writings on the French Revolution, as well as by various Cold War theorists in the 1950s. Burke regarded terror as an...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
...David Simpson The vocabulary of fear-terror has been confused and confusing throughout its expression in the classical and modern languages, whether in literature, in aesthetics, or in political science. As such, it is unlikely ever to be tamed by the rigors of philosophy, with its aspiration to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
...David Fieni Examining the work of Ernest Renan in relation to thinkers confessing Arab and Islamic affiliations in the Ottoman fin de siècle allows us to understand how Orientalist scholarship has used decadence as the figure through which its positivist scientific claims were redistributed as...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 February 2015
...David S. Randall; Robert P. Wilson This essay examines the confluence of personal memoir, scholarship, and classroom teaching in the intellectual life. The authors trace the theme of “bearing witness” as the axiom of the intellectual vocation at three different moments in the career of William V...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 105–134.
Published: 01 May 2015
...David Kurnick Roberto Bolaño’s work repeatedly asks readers to compare various entities (continents, national literatures, ethnicities, the realms of culture and politics). The essay reads this obsessive comparativism as the first step in a totalizing aesthetic project, one tied to Bolaño’s...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2006) 33 (2): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2006
...David Buuck; Juliana Spahr Duke University Press 2006 Poetry and Other Englishes: A Forum Edited by David Buuck and Juliana Spahr Introduction David Buuck and Juliana Spahr A literature that is self-aware of and concerned with the material and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...David Golumbia The theoretical movements known as Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology depend on the “critique of correlationism” offered by the French philosopher Quentin Meillassoux in his 2008 After Finitude. There Meillassoux claims to have shown that Kant and all philosophers...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 119–137.
Published: 01 August 2005
...David Greenham Duke University Press 2005 The Poetry of Origins and the Origins of Poetry: Norman O. Brown’s Giambattista Vico and James Joyce David Greenham This essay is an attempt to recuperate and to begin to understand Norman O...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 151–169.
Published: 01 February 2006
...David Palumbo-Liu Duke University Press 2006 Preemption, Perpetual War, and the Future of the Imagination David Palumbo-Liu At an October 2003 Washington conference on alternate national security strategies, former...