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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...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Sierra Lomuto Abstract This essay outlines the current challenges facing medieval studies by focusing on the deployment of “medieval” as a category for knowledge production. It argues that as the field confronts white supremacist medievalism and pushes for a global turn, it exposes...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 157–194.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Joshua Lam Abstract This is a review essay of Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN / Radical WRITING (2018), an anthology of innovative and cross‐genre writing produced primarily in the twenty‐first century. Edited by the poets and essayists Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin, the book collects poetry...
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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 (2024) 51 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Shoniqua Roach Abstract This essay maps Hortense Spillers's figurations of the black woman across three essays published in the 1980s—“Interstices,” “An Order of Constancy,” and “Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe”—to illustrate the myriad ways in which Spillers imagines black women as vital symbolic...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... for educated persons to conduct themselves as moral exemplars. In this essay, the divergent ramifications of this Confucian dictum are explored via several Chinese thinkers including Huang Zongxi, Liang Qichao, Lu Xun, and Mao Zedong. Their intellectual legacies are considered in relation to present-day uses...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Bishop Polyscaler autonomous remote sensing systems are presently constituting new regimes of teleactivity for real-time surveillance and data gathering. This essay continues several ongoing projects that examine the philosophical, technological, and political ramifications of these systems...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 65–101.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Zahid R. Chaudhary Through a psychoanalytic reading of Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing , this essay considers the role of fantasy in genocidal Cold War violence. Considering both Oppenheimer’s film and also Frantz Fanon’s clinical case studies as investigations into impunity...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 65–95.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Bécquer Seguín This essay examines intellectual authority and popular dissent in Spain following the Great Recession. It advances two contrasting theoretical accounts of the voice—the “acousmatic” and “constituent” voice—as ways for understanding how intellectuals have eluded responsibility...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 169–175.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Rodrigo Fresán; Alejandra Campoy Fernández In this essay, the author offers a candid discussion of Sebald’s legacy and the flurry of criticism aimed at securing his place in the literary canon. It engages many of Sebald’s signature themes: memory, amnesia, silence, history, and trauma. The author...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...