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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... thought derives not from “the political” itself (as it is explicitly stated) but from the aesthetic as itself political. The interview considers the extent to which Virilio in Deleuze's terms, “has placed the negative at the service of the power of affirming,” even though he has done so in a subterranean...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... adherence to ideology over prevention of human suffering. Republicans craft stories that position them as involuntary victims, even as they act as aggressors. Issues including the racial politics of Barack Obama’s presidency, income inequality, gun control, the “War on Women,” and gay marriage all share...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 211–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
...J. T. Barbarese From the outset, Wallace Stevens’s reputation has proven a vexation for even supportive critics. While the New Critics wanted his work to look more high modernist than late Romantic, “Romantic-modernists,” resenting even the possibility that Romanticism was passé, argued that...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Christian Thorne Eighteenth-century English poetry, epic in technique and idiom even when not epic in scale, has some unusual ways of telling stories on a multicontinental scale—stories, that is, that are not confined to localities nor even to nations. This is a feat that novels struggle to...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... archival accumulation and network assemblage, of the materiality of text becoming catastrophic. If the American eschatological imagination continues to project fantasies of annihilation, Wallace quite presciently warns us throughout Infinite Jest that even without the “presence” of the nuclear bomb, or...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
... disposition would be irrelevant in the case of socialism, known for its ideology of productivism and its practice of consumer shortage. I will argue that, in fact, Soviet-style societies were based on a similar logic, even if the “elsewheres” generating desire were castigated by propaganda and considered...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2018
... as diplomatic strategies on the part of the United States, the discourse of affective affinity and national unity across the Taiwan Strait is becoming forcefully attractive, often advocated in the figure of brotherhood, shared interests, or even intimacy. This essay argues that the relationship...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to have a performative force, Kıvılcımlı insists, it must first necessarily become common in both senses of the word, that is, both open to the use of all and typical, ordinary, and perhaps even banal, akin to a conventional formula, a proverb, or an idiom that could be told, recited, and used by...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2010
... worldview, such as purposeful evolution or even intelligent design). The second case study concerns the methodological issue of how Jesus's historical figure should be studied. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Unless otherwise noted, all translations are our own. Bellarmine’s Revenge? On Some...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
... contemporary New Asia was curated into “being” in Japanese, Australian, and Singapore museums. A key goal was the attempt to imagine a cosmopolitan-multicultural Asia able to transcend national boundaries, even as there was the awareness that the region's cultural diversity and history of political fractures...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2010
... latitude—even when legally suspect. This essay asks the simple question of how Publius of The Federalist Papers would have regarded the argument of Terror in the Balance . © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Book Reviewed: Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule, Terror in the Balance: Security...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... conventional political explanations of revolution have become obsolete in the face of the Tunisian Revolution, this essay is an attempt at comprehending its grammars of revolution, beginning with the fact that it has not affected Tunisia’s mode of production, or the overall structure of its society, or even...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 February 2012
... young his friends in the neighborhood called him “the bird,” and twenty-nine-year-old Raouf Ben Hamad Bouzidi, who tried to help Dachraoui after he’d been shot, were the first martyrs to fall that evening. © 2012 by Mustafa Aloui 2012 Kasserine and January...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... national anthem and have been sung by some of the most influential Arab stars, written on protest banners, and shouted by students in the face of French and English occupiers and their own governments. The couplet even entered the folklore of global protest music and poetry, and was adopted by the...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 207–229.
Published: 01 February 2012
... from (full) access to citizenship need to be rooted in human nature, which is supposed to consist therefore of hierarchized “characters.” As a consequence, differences become also principles of exclusion: this is more violent symbolically (or even practically) but much less stable and “legitimate” than...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 93–122.
Published: 01 August 2014
... together a remarkable group of future stars: Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy and Percy Heath, alongside two aspiring sax players who greatly influenced jazz history. At the center of this vivid account, their unlikely teenage encounter with Thelonious Monk in Harlem and their life-changing evening with Charlie...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 February 2015
... century or so has so accurately and even defiantly anticipated the future conditions of human life on the planet? © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 zero late style firebombing memoir William V. Spanos Is in the Neighborhood Daniel T...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Anidjar When he refers to civil war as “self-laceration,” Carl Schmitt evokes a strange figure, whereby the state could be bound for self-destruction. In this essay, I am less interested in civil war than in the conception of a state as suicidal. What could that even mean? What could be gained...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... literary and cultural life has generally remained eerily becalmed and consensual, even soporific; the sudden and sharp meltdown of the Celtic Tiger notwithstanding, many of the country’s leading writers have more or less ignored the crisis or have lined up with establishment- and corporate-friendly...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... centrality of China, and the problems of the Anthropocene, such as climate change. And yet he at least remained loyal to a vision of enlightenment and liberation, even as his own personal communism was reduced to loyalty to the memory of fallen comrades. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Eric...