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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 63–99.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Simon Ryle This essay explores three recent celebrated novels that are concerned with the consumption of meat: Joseph D’Lacey’s Meat , J. M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello , and Han Kang’s The Vegetarian . The essay develops the critical terms xenoflesh , zoē poetics , and carnojectivity in order...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Fadi A. Bardawil This essay revisits the history of Socialist Lebanon, a Marxist organization founded in the mid-1960s by militant intellectuals in Beirut. Examining their labors of, and thoughts on, translation, which the members of Socialist Lebanon regarded as constitutive of the Marxist...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Hala Halim In contradistinction to Anglophone criticism's airbrushing of all things Egyptian/Arab from the iconic image of C. P. Cavafy, this essay dwells on the poet as an Egyptiote. An Egyptiote orientation, it is argued, variously informs given poems and prose texts in his later years. Probing...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Anustup Basu This essay is a critical evaluation of contemporary urban Hindutva in the light of Carl Schmitt's famous assertion that all liberal political concepts are transposed theological ones. Without agreeing with Schmitt's hard-right nationalism, one can see that from the discursive...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Christopher Connery The essay considers the sixties as a global irruption of political and cultural revolution, of world-making of various kinds: decolonization, new subjectivities, new forms of daily life and politics, and new scenes of the political. It holds the sixties to be a global phenomenon...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Lytle Shaw This essay proposes a revision of the dominant critical vocabulary for site-based practices in contemporary art and poetry through a critical engagement with the work of art historian Miwon Kwon. Focusing on recent art and poetry that sites itself not in relation to physical places...
boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Matthew Suazo By expanding the frame of Paul Gilroy's post-9/11 intervention in Postcolonial Melancholia to include post–Hurricane Katrina discourse, this essay aims to more specifically elaborate the present moment—Gilroy's “postcolonial present”—as a space and time in which to combat...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anthony Bogues Arguing that the processes of racial slavery and colonialism were “historically catastrophic,” thereby creating the grounds for different sets of questions about the human and the meanings of freedom, this essay maps some of the ways in which these questions have been posed from...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christian Thorne This essay poses the question, Is it possible to write a novel about the entire world? Is it possible to tell stories whose narrators travel from continent to continent? If yes, why are there so few of them? The essay proceeds in three acts: First, it assesses the accounts of world...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 135–152.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Balázs Trencsényi The essay gives an overview of the rise of radical neoconservative discourses in East Central Europe in the wake of the seemingly successful completion of the transition agenda, culminating in NATO and EU accession. It describes the main directions of criticism aiming...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 165–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the shift from a planned economy to a sustained open, market-based economy,” writes Ezra F. Vogel. This essay reviews Vogel’s book, entitled Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China . The essay has two tasks. The first is to look at how Vogel’s narrative identifies China’s recent “transformation...
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Eli Friedlander The task of the present commentary on “Critique of Violence” is to bring to light a progression in Walter Benjamin's essay that has important implications for the assessment of the essay's content. One should not take violence as a generic term and view the essay as enumerating...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Stephen Carter This essay treats a question addressed by many readers of Henry Adams: How should we understand his response to the administration of Ulysses S. Grant? Though some critics suggest that Adams's reaction is misguided, petty, or even irrational, analysis of his postwar writings...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anustup Basu This essay is a wide-ranging inquiry into an early and consistent monotheistic impulse in Hindu nationalist discourses and identity formation since the late nineteenth century. It argues that the consolidation of a pan-Indian Hindu demographic and religious identity, cutting across...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Eric Cheyfitz This essay analyzes the current historical moment in the United States, where, it argues, ideology has been displaced in the public sphere by what the essay defines as Disinformation . The term itself is Russian in origin, coined in 1949. While the essay retains disinformation ’s...
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Bagley This essay reviews Jacqueline Rose’s Proust among the Nations and Christopher Prendergast’s Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic in light of the political implications of their readings of In Search of Lost Time . Rose skillfully investigates explicit references to anti-Semitism...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 155–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...—the field of aesthetics. This essay considers Harun Farocki's installation Serious Games as an index into the emergence of a newfangled military aesthetic regime. Charting the institutional collaborations between the military and the creative industries in the twenty-first century, the essay examines what...
boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Sami R. Khatib This essay elaborates on the dialectics of practice and play in Walter Benjamin’s pedagogical writings. Arguing that his earlier politics of “pure means” is still operative in his later materialist pedagogy of proletarian purposiveness, the essay follows Benjamin’s project of undoing...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ana María Ochoa Gautier This essay is a critique of the notions of nature and culture, as operationalized by the recently named field ecomusicology. While fields such as anthropology and history have questioned the idea of nature, ecomusicology, on the contrary, has explored its significance...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Nergis Ertürk; Özge Serin In introducing this special issue of boundary 2 , this essay seeks to challenge the derivative conception of Marxist-communist translation that posits a hierarchical distinction between universal and particular forms of Marxism and communism. Reconceptualizing translation...