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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 227–262.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Judy Fred Moten interview individuation jazz b2 Interview Of Human Flesh: An Interview with R.A. Judy Fred Moten FM: I want to ascertain the fate of (Dis)forming the American Canon. I want desperately to retrieve it, or to catch up to it. I want it to have been paid attention to in the way...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 63–99.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to further understanding of these novels and their wider bearing on human-animal relations. Building from the classical distinction between bios and zoē (political and “bare life”) described by Giorgio Agamben, this essay theorizes an occluded flesh that is violently excluded from discourse: xenoflesh...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 February 2021
... about our world. These novel modes of perception and cognition are, Fletcher contends, naturally anticipated by literary creation and theories of it—hence the book’s title, The Topological Imagination . Half of my essay is consequently devoted to fleshing out the larger contexts of Fletcher’s...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 59–87.
Published: 01 May 2021
...- and disorientations might that positioning require? Which nineteenth-century filiations does Cavafy carry over into his modernism? Is courage rather than contemporaneity a better guide in these orienteering exercises? This essay fleshes out these questions, asks a few more in the process, and attempts a set...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 147–164.
Published: 01 August 2011
... beauty of and in the flesh. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Books reviewed: Alain Badiou, Five Lessons on Wagner , trans. Susan Spitzer, with an afterword by Slavoj Žižek (London and New York: Verso, 2010); and Michael Wood, Yeats and Violence: The Clarendon Lectures in English 2008...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 81–87.
Published: 01 November 2015
... stasis to which his flesh was subjected. Michael Brown’s flesh is our flesh; he is flesh of our flesh of flames.5 On August 9, like every day, like any other day, black life, in its irre- ducible sociality, having consented not to be single, got caught walking— with jurisgenerative fecundity...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 51–57.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (2015) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3156069 © 2015 by Duke University Press 52 boundary 2 / November 2015 2 One thing radiating is in the middle of shade. The shade of the light is uni- form and issued to the newly fleshed. To take issue with the midriff of a shade is to force air into a similar...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 113–148.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., this poem does not celebrate attempts to realize freedom upon black flesh; rather, it does the opposite, critiquing the desire to embody freedom. He turns to ‘‘the Spirit who dis- courages corporeal politics, urging...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Tina Barr Bottom Tina Barr for Darren Bernstein The boy’s lips puffed open like a cartoon fish. His flesh a paste the color of bruises, blood a pudding; his insides...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 91–105.
Published: 01 February 2001
... will, Michel Foucault made his views on this subject clear. As a result, the fourth volume of the His- tory of Sexuality series, Les Aveux de la chair [The confession of the flesh], which Foucault was working on at the time of his death, remains unpub- lished.1 And yet texts under the name of Michel...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 117–123.
Published: 01 August 2001
... soft flesh burning. the cat approaches and it is windows and photographs; it is dwarves coming loose from paintings, skin coming loose from the heart. the cat approaches and its fur is stiff and spiney, and it chews its whiskers with its leather teeth. the cat...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in the fiduciary draws focus on how he ontologizes the perceptual faith in the dynamics of the chiasm of the flesh. We trace the production of a body that adduces the certainties of the perceptual faith even as it recapitulates its key contradiction. However, if the embodied per- formative gave us a reduced...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 75–90.
Published: 01 May 2006
... and bringing down a curse on us all. The gesture was incomprehensible and full of menace, and no one could say to whom or what it might be directed. The next moment, after a final effort, the spirit wrenched itself free of the flesh 4 Žižek asks, ‘‘What, then, did this gesture mean...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 121–122.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., selfish (“I take care of me,” Bonds tells reporters). Futurism made flesh, Bonds is a lovechild of William S. Burroughs (“We ourselves are machines”) and Andy Warhol (“I want to be a machine Bonds’s milestone signifies an end to the humanist discourse. In the classic sense...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 139–168.
Published: 01 August 2005
.... His flesh is confusing because we do not know the ‘‘history’’ of his body’s racial status, and so we cannot place him into a racially historical, and thus culturally recognizable, symbolic. His race reality, indeed his physical distinctiveness, is not narrated with the kind of clarity sometimes too...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 118–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
... gums & eclipses his black gaps “so that god would bleed me into a bloody maria taking children back into the corpse’s airborne form when they had not been fleshed from a border’s vein” boundary 2 42:4 (2015) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3155794 © 2015 by Lucas de Lima...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 263–264.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the groundbreaking book (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (1992). His latest book is Sentient Flesh (Thinking in Disorder/Poi sis in Black) (Duke Uni- versity Press, 2020). Fred Moten teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York Univer- sity...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 329–330.
Published: 01 May 2022
... is author of two groundbreaking books, (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (1993) and Sentient Flesh (Thinking in Disorder/Poiēsis in Black) (2020). He is currently working on a book titled Poetic Socialities . He has been a member of the boundary...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of iconicity, a naturalized, commonsense understanding of the audibility of black flesh. A report from Savannah in 1817 verges on a kind of immateriality in which slaves assume a disembodied, audible form: “Nothing is heard near the water but the negroes’ song while stowing away the cotton.” Yet...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 February 2008
...  /  Spring 2008 bie is, therefore, primarily a fear of the loss of consciousness. As uncon- scious but animate flesh, the zombie emphasizes that humanity is defined by its cognizance. The lumbering, decaying specter of the zombie also affirms the inherent disability of human embodiment—our...