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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 89–105.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Donald E. Pease The essay “States of Fantasy: Barack Obama versus the Tea Party Movement” analyzes the recent populist conservatism in terms of the disparate fantasies convoking its disparate constituencies. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 States of Fantasy: Barack Obama versus the Tea...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 111–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Eli Friedlander The present essay lays out the central themes in Walter Benjamin’s account of fantasy and its place in the world of the child. It seeks to distinguish a learning from fantasy from what is often called learning from experience. Establishing this distinction leads me to develop...
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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 (2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of 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...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 221–242.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and methods that have enlivened him across a distinguished career, and brings up-to-date the narrative of US state fantasy he has developed across several presidencies. He evaluates the imaginative strategies President Donald Trump (at the time of the interview, a candidate) perfected during his campaign...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of masculinity. —Kevin Arnold, “Masculinity and Fantasy in Post-war­ American Literature” From its founding, psychoanalysis has appropriated terminology and subject matter from drama. Sigmund Freud obsessively borrowed characters, scenes, lines, and tropes from Hamlet, Oedipus, Ion...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the nonprogressive accumulation of trau- matic impasses—what Benjamin calls dialectics at a standstill—that pro- gressive history perforce disavows. Dialectical images might be described as opening up the rifts that the fantasy of historical progress necessarily conceals. According to Benjamin...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 August 2003
... had alienated the national people from their imaginary way of inhabiting the nation. This substitution anchored the people to a very different state for- mation. It also drastically altered the national people’s foundational fantasy...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 1998 book States of Fantasy, in which she focuses on the relationships between men- tal structures and their national counterparts: the ways that states govern states. This relationship is also at the center of Proust among the Nations, which is dedicated in part to Kermode: “To what lengths...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 13–19.
Published: 01 May 2001
... to the sexual fantasies found in Victorian pornography, which, as Anjali Aron- dekar has argued, ‘‘becomes the double ‘elsewhere’ of Foucault’s imagin- ings, a place that is both literally and discursively outside the realm of En- glish bourgeois home-place 5 Does Forster’s own ‘‘will to narrate’’ occupy...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 229–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
... to the sexual fantasies found in Victorian pornography, which, as Anjali Aron- dekar has argued, ‘‘becomes the double ‘elsewhere’ of Foucault’s imagin- ings, a place that is both literally and discursively outside the realm of En- glish bourgeois home-place 5 Does Forster’s own ‘‘will to narrate’’ occupy...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 211–231.
Published: 01 August 2023
... as preracial. This approach, however valuable eo ipso , cannot reckon for the continuing hold of the medieval on the white imaginary. It is insufficient of antiracist scholarship to respond to the fantasy of a pure white premodern solely by correcting the record, because it is attachment rather than accuracy...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 137–164.
Published: 01 February 2023
... fantasy, published three years after the first Earth Day protests at the height of the Cold War, indexes the crucial turn at which the disavowal of eugenicist Darwinism, starkly visible in Fitzgerald's and London's writings discussed earlier, metamorphosed in the shadow of Hiroshima and the Holocaust...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 79–82.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of incompatible and inconsolable languages, making for Frankensteinian collages. Once upon a time, I gave this a name: dysraphism . Dysraphism is a fantasy of the poetry of the Americas. We come into a new world burdened, butchered, bewitched by the old. With every spark of light, and they are infinite, we...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 233–247.
Published: 01 May 2021
... entitlement that coheres Trump supporters tends, for all its implicit or explicit racism, to articulate itself through a commitment, however minimal or muted, to equality; the political whiteness of Trumpism is premised on the fantasy that whites are increasingly structurally disadvantaged by state policies...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 223–257.
Published: 01 February 2002
... of subjectivity as such, then it is the humanist attempt to imagine its own origin, to be present at its own (self-)birthing, at and as a moment of rupture with the animal and the organic (as Freud does in Civilization and Its Discontents) that is exposed as a fantasy and a childish, sentimental bit...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 August 2023
... . Leeds : Arc Humanities . Young Helen . 2016 . Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness . New York : Routledge . Young Helen , and Finn Kavita Mudan . 2022 . Global Medievalism: An Introduction . Elements in the Global Middle Ages. Cambridge : Cambridge...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 February 2008
.... However, this essay is not a utopic fantasy in which man is liberated from the subject/object conun- drum, nor is it a riotous celebration of the apocalypse that would ensue if humanity were able to get free of the subject/object bind. Mostly, it is an ironic imagining of what some...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2008
... reasons for the volume in the provocation they have offered. Anyone with any degree of familiarity with China and studies of China in North America and Europe will be aware of the role fantasies of one kind or another have played in the appreciation of that country...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 215–251.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Edelman has theorized, the child's entwining with futurity is often profoundly conservative, as appeals to the political fantasy of the child and the need to protect future children often serve to “authenticate social order,” as “that Child remains the perpetual horizon of every acknowledged politics...
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