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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 161–181.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking about the emergency and map it out in relation to those other thinkers. Second, it is important from an external perspective, when one is thinking about the politics of art and its association with exceptionalism. References Agamben Giorgio . 2005 . State of Exception . Translated...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
...William V. Spanos Duke University Press 2007 American Exceptionalism, the Jeremiad, and the Frontier: From the Puritans to the Neo-Con-Men William V. Spanos In short, with all sorts of cavilers, it was best [according...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Arne De Boever In this article, I argue that François Jullien’s thought draws into question the exceptionalism that typically constitutes Western thought. Consider, for example, the thought of the event, which is a thought of the break, the rupture, of radical caesura—of the miracle, which Jullien...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
... in his analyses of American exceptionalism in the age of globalization. His ontopolitical a-filiation establishes the possibility of articulating a kind of criticism that, while recognizing the history of this axiomatics of ontopology, also imagines and articulates the potentiality that is ex-centric...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jonathan Arac William V. Spanos’s most recent book, Shock and Awe: American Exceptionalism and the Imperatives of the Spectacle in Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” (2013), offers the occasion to reflect on the distinctive quality of his long, productive career. His work...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the subfield of media hauntology are still too anthropocentric, given the continued investment in human exceptionalism (albeit of an abject kind). Rather, the cybernetic interdependence of humans, animals, and machines should be fully acknowledged and appreciated in order to avoid the conflation of pathos...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 231–252.
Published: 01 February 2018
... history identifies recurring patterns, salient concerns, and discursive frameworks. It highlights the persistence of ideas about Irish exceptionalism, the dominance of a modernization narrative, and a continuing problem with conceptualizing the dynamics of transforming sexual subjectivities. This survey...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
...David Golumbia The history of philology provides an exceptionally rich vein for locating what Derrida came to call deconstructions: nodes or pseudo-events in the development of discourse where it appears that foundations collapse, only to be rebuilt in forms that may or may not have changed...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 129–151.
Published: 01 May 2022
... power of presentation that Gourgouris proposes there, De Boever expands on Gourgouris's examples to take on, in a productive tension with his thought, what De Boever calls “art's own political theology” and its related politics of “aesthetic exceptionalism.” Proposing a theory of unexceptional art, De...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
... as disciplinary society or imperial state” ( EE , 205); in other words, they must think ontologically as well as sociopolitically. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 pedagogy ontology exceptionalism In the Neighborhood of Zero: Ontology and Pedagogy...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... their alignment of Obama’s socioeconomic policies with Hitlerlike European socialism, the Tea Party movement accused Obama of failing to believe in American exceptionalism. This accusation performed a very specific politi- cal function. You have to listen carefully to the partisans who are articu- lating...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 217–233.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Donald E. Pease This article discusses the importance of Auseinandersetzung to William Spanos’s untimely exile legacies. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Edward Said Moby-Dick New World Order New Americanists American exceptionalism William Spanos’s Exile Legacies: A Ritornello...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... it, historical occasions. His writings on American literature, contemporary humanities, the Harvard Red Book, and the subsequent university reform of the late 1970s in the United States, along with his critical understanding of imperial reason, American exceptionalism, and his particular adapta- tion...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 103–122.
Published: 01 August 2006
...? The answer is quite simple: there is a direct thematic and ideological connection between Ameri- can exceptionalism and the American megastate. The exceptionalist nation- state can exempt itself from all those rules that govern all other nonexcep- tionalist nation-states and hallucinate a universal...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... City, N.Y.: Anchor Books, 1956), 83. . See William V. Spanos, American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization: The Specter of Vietnam (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008). 132  boundary 2  /  Spring 2010 [George] Eliot’s account of Zionism in Daniel Deronda was intended...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 221–242.
Published: 01 May 2018
... . National Identities and Post-Americanist Narratives . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Pease Donald E. 1994b . Revisionary Interventions into the Americanist Canon . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Pease Donald E. 2009 . The New American Exceptionalism . Minneapolis...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 143–172.
Published: 01 February 2016
... be thought of as commu- nicative. Instead it runs toward biosemiotic questions that will draw distinc- tions even while urging parahuman inclusiveness. Human exceptionalism is seen to fade, but broader exceptions in the biosphere take shape. These exceptions oppose, then, certain moves in the recent...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 133–155.
Published: 01 August 2001
... language, not as an absence but as an alternate presence, the em- bodiment, perhaps, of possibility’’ Hearing Narrative Voices in Melville’s Pierre, 120–21). But because her insight is occluded by her vestigially American exceptionalism, she is compelled to refer to Pierre’s predicament as a problem...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 263–264.
Published: 01 May 2020
... is the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writ- ing in Cultural Context, The New American Exceptionalism, Theodor SEUSS Geisel, and is the editor or coeditor of twelve volumes, including The American Renaissance Reconsidered, Cultures of US Imperialism, Futures of American Studies, and, most...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 329–330.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Boever teaches American studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also directs the MA Aesthetics and Politics program. His most recent books are Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism (2019) and François Jullien's Unexceptional Thought: A Critical...