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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 191–212.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of symbolic order. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Charles Darwin différance evolutionary aesthetics André Leroi-Gourhan trauma References Armstrong Paul B. 2013 . How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that object to procure a particular good for the listener. Linking these cases through Maurice Merleau-Ponty's late formulation of the perceptual faith, we consider how faith in aesthesis, music, and the scenification of aesthetic experiences structures music studies' political aspirations as fiduciary wagers...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 69–104.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of the influence of the conservative bohemian culture of Soviet unofficial artists and intellectual circles on post-Soviet politics, Dugin's Eurasianism emerged from aesthetic experimentations with the occult (psychedelic mysticism), readings of Western critical theory, and the immersive principles of neo-avant...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 145–156.
Published: 01 May 2017
... conversations on aesthetics, science, and creationism in the twentieth century, and finally examine an actual text written by a troupe of Sulawesi macaques. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 artificial intelligence intelligent design posthumanism algorithm text generation References...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 141–155.
Published: 01 August 2003
... of the applicability to cultural history of late nineteenth- 6943 boundar century evolutionary thinking. In the journal Science, of which he was an editor, Boas articulated his objection to the Smithsonian system of display- ing artifacts—projectile...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 229–234.
Published: 01 August 2009
... for a social context of which the writer is a part. Authorship need not be replaced entirely with readerly invention in order to acknowledge its grounding in collective enterprise. That is, in something literally and figura- tively progressive, evolutionary. Perhaps this is why the working...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 143–172.
Published: 01 February 2016
... (or musick- ing), in the course of a project to describe its emergence across evolution- ary timescales;1 but they range across several topics and disciplinary ter- rains. Musicking points with exemplary clarity, first, toward an intersection of evolutionary thinking in biology with the humanistic...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2010
... the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. Instead, he spoke of different “theo- ries of evolution”—both in the sense of a plurality of scientific explanations of evolutionary mechanisms and in the sense of a plurality of philosophi- cal interpretations of those explanations (the “materialistic...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 157–184.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Russ Castronovo Duke University Press 2003 y 2 / 30:3 / sheet 161 of 252 6943 boundar Geo-Aesthetics: Fascism, Globalism, and Frank Norris Russ Castronovo...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to this essay, is the way intellectuals figure blackness at the intersection of aesthetics and politics. This does not mean that those intellectuals who ascribe to a postblackness politically identify with the neoliberal idealism contained in postrace sentiments. Logic would dictate that the coming...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 61–91.
Published: 01 May 2023
... positively modeled the dispersed, unwilled—in a word, spontaneous—conception of social order that simultaneously came to theoretical expression in the work of neoliberal intellectuals. This essay offers new insight into the formal unity between spontaneous aesthetics and the neoliberal account of the order...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 May 2003
... scientist Sun Ra articulate a fiercely hygienic defense system against the contaminant orthodoxies of something still calling itself American ‘‘jazz 1 This aesthetic risk, a symphonic formalizing of abyss, an arranging of tonally incongruous information and harmonic discontinuity that courses through 1...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of displacement in the next section expands on his account of ethnographic narrative by taking it to a higher imaginary. What else does “Ethnographic Surrealism,” the essay that opens part 2, refer to, if not an aesthetics, not just dramatics, something approaching art, not just literature? He traverses...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 51–66.
Published: 01 February 2003
... by ‘‘growth ‘‘linear development ‘‘evolutionary determinism’’ (the ‘‘fate’’ of central char- acters), by the fact that ‘‘one scene makes another epic theater is distin- guished by ‘‘montage ‘‘curves ‘‘breaks’’ [Sprünge...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... The history of philology engages language, the sciences (especially evolutionary biology), and race, all of which are evidenced in the work of the German philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt. The relationships among these discourses have been repeatedly subject to deconstruction, sometimes so as to enhance...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 167–190.
Published: 01 February 2017
... that forms the theoretical core of Symbolic Misery, 2. Perhaps the first thing to remark is simply the shift Stiegler makes to the domain of the sensible, and to the aesthetic as the product of a general organology. It is a question, he says, of “thinking aesthetic technologies from the point of view...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... concealed within a global maze of anonymous subcontractors. Gibson's coolhunting aesthetic seeks to transform the reader's relationship to the “logo-maze,” to reconnect the free-floating brand to the hidden supply chains behind it. I relate this project of relinking to what Bruce Robbins has called...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35–65.
Published: 01 February 2008
... there Beethoven wrote these four highly charged works in 1826, within the last fifteen months before his death in March 1827 at the age of fifty- six. Their temporal compression argues for their aesthetic affiliation, not as a compositional “unity” (an extended opus) but as a highly concentrated...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 137–164.
Published: 01 February 2023
... Hitler's Mein Kampf (Churchwell 2019 ). But less obvious examples of the same aesthetic, spanning the ideological spectrum from the plutocratic Right to the anti-capitalist Left, can be found not in overt ideological documents but rather amid enduring classics of the American canon. As if referring...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 95–125.
Published: 01 May 2017
... in the experience and pre- sentation of revolution—one that both reflects and reflects on revolutionary struggle against the existing regime of representation, bringing out the pro- cessual character of political and aesthetic transformation in all its com- plexity and indeterminacy. 2...