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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 171–197.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Abdulkarim Mustapha Duke University Press 2000 Constituting Negative Geopolitics: Memoriality and Event in The World and Africa (1946) Abdulkarim Mustapha In certain political and intellectual circles, it has now become more...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 87–113.
Published: 01 August 2021
...David Becerra Mayor; Lauren Mushro Based on the notion of événement (event), elaborated by the French philosopher Alain Badiou, this essay aims to offer a definition of the 15M movement as an event. According to Badiou, the event has the capacity to perforate established knowledge and to transform...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Rob Wilson Abstract By a transfigurative recoding of selfhood and quasi-biblical analogizing of historical events across space and time, Bob Dylan enacted in his poetic name change from Zimmerman to Dylan (as he would writing across the larger body of his song-poetry) what Norman O. Brown had...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
...–and we thought it was time to critically engage in print what we took to be the emergent revolutionary intelligence we’d both been tracking for nearly a decade. Events overtook us, and when the January 2011 insurrection in Kasserine had clearly transformed into a national revolutionary movement, I...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mouldi Guessoumi Humanity has always needed a grammar to trace the specific substance of its factual history, from the advent of communicative language up to and including modern revolutionary events. Moreover, all revolutions throughout history have gone through the same stages to arrive finally...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 43–54.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of conflict and appeasement highlights this as a process of making, unmaking, and remaking that is being driven by an intense ongoing struggle between emergent social forces and established political formations. We indeed find ourselves in the midst of “events and practices” warranting apprehension...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Donald E. Pease Obama constructs links among signs of history to produce what I would call a punctual presidency, a presidency that is punctual in two senses: Obama works at the level of historical puncta, and he’s just in time. He is a figure who knows how to work with an evental logic of history...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 105–134.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Old Testament events lose none of their historical validity once they are interpreted as figures for New Testament events to come. Bolaño’s employment of this arcane hermeneutic device records the insistent geopolitical closure that has been registered across a variety of cultural realms under...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Robert P. Marzec This essay situates the critical work of William V. Spanos in relation to the liminal event of anthropocentric planetary climate change—specifically the manner in which this event is being subordinated to military ends by the US national security state in particular and the global...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
... the return of rhetoric and poetics and argues that, far from simply reflecting changes in academic fashion, this event signals a complete reorientation of the scholarly apparatus. The argument calls attention to the material and historical alignment of scholarship with the medium of literacy and suggests...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Benjamin Lozano What is the nature of republican power in a state of emergency? This question has shadowed much of the legal and political discourse in the United States in the aftermath of the traumatic event of 9/11 and subsequent prosecution of the war on terror. Eric Posner and Adrian...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 February 2009
... counterparts by challenging the regime in power. This essay traces the intellectual genealogy of the March 1968 movement, focusing on the importance of nihilism and on the coming to grips with evil in human history. A summary account of the events of 1968 in Poland is provided. © 2009 by Duke University...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., whereby events as disparate as the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the rise of the U.S. counterculture were linked through their contemporaneity, through the shared global situation to which all uprisings were responses, and through the extraparty character of radical politics in the realm of the every...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 February 2013
... supernatural beings are routinely assumed to intervene in earthly events, this essay rejects the term and asks how the scholarly community has come to see it as plausible. It answers this question by pointing to the cultural disciplines and their risky, though perhaps inevitable, respect for the concept...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... as well as groups, and in the collective national memory as well. In order to have a clear view of the significance of this extraordinary early twenty-first-century Tunisian event, the historian must dig deep, before January 14, 2011. © 2012 by Ahmed Jdey 2012 A History of Tunisia, January 14, 2011...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 3–32.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Hortense Spillers “Destiny’s Child: Obama and Election ’08” interrogates the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States as a historically ordained event. This essay not only addresses the question of whether we might plausibly read it as the fulfillment of telos but also...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of poststructural ontology into a positive force for shaping ethical responsibility, with no positive term. Seeing Critchley’s problems sets off, by contrast, the importance of William V. Spanos’s work because he retained in his postmodernist thinking the importance of Martin Heidegger’s sense of event...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 23–35.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., which increasingly were seen as distant and abstract manifestations. The response to the historical event was to individualize experience. Survivors were driven to recall the lives they had once known and lived through at the level of the everyday. They were now forced to endure the unanticipated...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 197–217.
Published: 01 August 2017
..., Girly Man (2006), with its responses to the events of September 11, 2001, and Recalculating (2013), which is everywhere shadowed by the death in 2008 of his daughter, Emma. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 schizophrenic poetics ordinary language philosophy comic poetry References...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 15–32.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Bruce Robbins War photography, a pervasive aspect of the militarization of everyday life, seems to work on the commonsensical premise that the world needs to know in order to be able to make proper decisions, in order to act. But what happens when war photographs age, when the events they recorded...