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boundary 2 (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 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
...David Golumbia The history of philology provides an exceptionally rich vein for locating what Derrida came to call deconstructions: nodes or pseudo-events in the development of discourse where it appears that foundations collapse, only to be rebuilt in forms that may or may not have changed...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Apter Deconstruction arguably marked the last time that comparative literature was truly confident as a discipline; with a clear sight of its philological inheritance and posthumanist telos. Post-2000 comp lit, by comparison, has been plagued by insecurity over what it is and what...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as a trope for stability, sincerity, and competence while in full flight from the supposed poststructuralist evils of undecidability, authenticity, and performance. However, this aspiration for a guaranteed and individuated meaning comes at a price, which is that of refusing to comprehend deconstructive...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... “master thinkers” who do not appear; but, epistemologically, we seem to be stuck in the extreme (and unfruitful) tension between seeing literary texts as “allegories” of the impossibility of language to refer to any outside referent (following the dogma of “deconstruction” and the linguistic turn...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 97–103.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., allowing foreign organizations into the sphere of the human nervous system. To locate their “animalady,” poets might become reading and writing machines, to deconstruct the singular animal and listen as human animals. Duke University Press 2009 Poetry Animal...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Naomi Waltham-Smith What is at stake when the sonorous becomes a condition of possibility for a concept of community? Exploring the ex(ap)propriation of the sonic that takes places at the threshold between the refusal of presence in French deconstruction (Derrida, Nancy) and the refusal...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
...., deconstructive, cultural, hermeneutic), Gumbrecht asks what it means to have “everything always at hand” via various electronic forms of communication. If, for example, classic texts are those that have maintained their freshness and immediacy against the erosion of time, how is the electronic revolution, which...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... notion of human autonomy at the same time as it laments a certain automatism of the human in its captivation by the very systems that enable its ongoing life. Differing significantly from other forms of deconstruction that posit a possible future in a formal opening that is made possible by any...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 67–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the humanizing rhetoric and lyrical modes of conventional African American poetry, these poets use the trope of the objectified Black body to deconstruct linguistic processes of racial reification from within. References Ahmed Sara . 2010 . The Promise of Happiness . Durham, NC : Duke University...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 187–215.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., contains an unavoidable contradiction that subverts this goal—unless this contradiction is made conscious and is deconstructed, or a careful equilibrium is achieved between the two poles of the contradiction, the end and the means of politics. For it appears that, even if the end is a communality...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... has to do with its courage to maintain that a retreat from the political is de rigueur for the reinvention of the political. It is not enough that critics submit a particular regime of politics such as colonialism, racism, patriarchy, or heterosexist normativity to a deconstructive critique...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of critical analysis, Spanos follows a critical practice that promises a restless “community of method” as a challenge to deconstruction (when practiced as a grammatological analysis attentive only to the textuality of texts), to the humanist tradition, and to any philological analysis of texts...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... In carrying out this task, rather than addressing the colonial version of the subaltern problem head on, it increasingly turned to deconstruction—through which it acquired some of its metropolitan prestige from the mid-­eighties on. This is not the place to unravel relations between deconstruction...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 3–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
...- tion of a concept of ‘‘objective comparability The final part begins the task Press, 2001), chap. 2, where the deconstructive machine consumes a spatialized con- ception of cultural difference, only to spit it back out again in order not to be left without an object. But is a deconstructively...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 123–158.
Published: 01 August 2014
... b2 Interview Isn’t It a Beautiful Day? An Interview with J. Hillis Miller Bradley J. Fest BJF: Much has already been made of your “turn” from phenomenological criticism toward deconstruction in the late 1960s...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 217–219.
Published: 01 May 2003
... the Line / Al Otro Lado: The Poetry of Baja California. San Diego: Junction Press, 2002. Punday, Daniel. Narrative after Deconstruction. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002. Rajan, Tilottama. Deconstruction and the Remainders of Phenomenology: Sartre, Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard. Palo...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 215–248.
Published: 01 August 2000
... ideals of modern cul- ture, including the human sciences. This famous essay, said to be the be- ginning of deconstruction in America, displaced the modern world’s cultural Center by drawing an objection to Claude Lévi-Strauss’s structural anthro- pology. Structuralism, according to Derrida, reclined...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of religion—one cannot leave a world, except by dying; second, because we claim to want to deconstruct the word religion, and, in any case, we object to the simplistic ideological notion of the so-called­ resurgence of religion. But nor do we want to concede to the name secular, yet we invoke...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 253–256.
Published: 01 August 2002
.... The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2002. Des Forêts, Louis-René. Ostinato. Translated and with a preface by Mary Ann Caws. Lincoln: University of Nebraska...