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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
... trade, imperial networks of exchange, and the settler colonial seizure and parcelization of indigenous lands in order to form the United States. The book continually deploys a quantitative language of number and measure, I argue, in order to highlight how emergent capitalist social relations bind...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., character, the novel versus the short story, and contemporary politics, but it was centered on the social and political capacity of the modern novel, the form's ability to reflect on or respond to its times, the novel's relationship to society, and the nature of politics in the current period, a period...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 103–132.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Sina Rahmani This essay explores the various ways in which W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz upends traditional understandings of the novel as a form. Specifically, it situates this “prose book of an undetermined kind” against the rise of the steel container as the dominant mode of commodity transportation...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 February 2021
... are accurate and compatible, and what true compatibility might look like. To answer this final question, I turn to recent debates about form and formalization and A. R. Ammons’s book-length poem, Sphere: The Form of a Motion (1974). Book Reviewed: Fletcher Angus , The Topological Imagination: Spheres...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 77–97.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of metapolitics, even while he also critiques conventional connections between the natural world and motherhood as still beholden to familial frameworks. The essay closes by arguing that Brown's forest imagery combines functional competent stewardship with playful wilderness pleasure, aiming to articulate forms...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Patrick Jagoda Throughout the developed world, in which digital media have achieved a ubiquitous status for many people, games have become an exemplary cultural form that serves as a prominent metaphor of everyday competition and success. This essay explores gamification —a term that derives from...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... If one followed the rules for transliteration, Mamardašvili would be the proper spelling. Unless otherwise noted, all translations are my own. Inverted Forms and Heterotopian Homonymy: Althusser, Mamardashvili, and the Problem of “Man” Miglena...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in language and the external world both. The gap between these materialities—that of the poetic sign and the external world—is held open by Wordsworth, a refusal of reconciliation that, I demonstrate, is particular to poetic rather than narrative form, and that may in turn be recognized as an idiosyncratic...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 65–107.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jeffrey Sacks This essay addresses the principal form and practice for linguistic domination, philology, to draw out a sense in which philology discombobulates the stabilizing terms it privileges and sends out at the world. This essay traces several moments in a history of the disorganization...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Samuel Weber Militarization is effective generally through its ability to mobilize not just thinking but also feelings. But any investigation of militarization, whether focused on thinking or feeling, will remain abstract if it does not also consider the forms in which violence occurs...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 15–21.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Walter Benjamin In this address, delivered at a pedagogics conference held at the University of Breslau in 1913, Benjamin argues for an integration of individual and collective experience in the form of an “educational community,” understood not as a circle of common interests...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Benoît Dillet In this article, I present the three forms of proletarianization found in Bernard Stiegler's work: the proletarianization of the producer, the proletarianization of the consumer, and generalized proletarianization. In the lectures included in this special issue, Stiegler refers...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Mark Greif The category of the “big, ambitious novel,” circumscribing works by authors such as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and William Vollmann, has come to constitute one of the major forms through which postwar U.S. fiction is sorted and evaluated. A history of this form...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
...R. A. Judy “Literature,” Orhan Pamuk once remarked, “is the greatest treasure we, humanity, have to discuss and to understand ourselves; and now, the most popular, most intelligent, most flexible form of literature today, in the last two hundred years in fact, is the great art of the novel...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
....” Transfiguration for Brown was not merely a figural, intertextual, or rhetorical shift of tropes, as will be elaborated; it also implies more strongly a biomorphic metamorphosis of self and world, soul and matter, bios and logos, via the morphological and linguistic transformation of terms and forms...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Emmanuel Alloa If literary avant-garde journals and their communities have been, in the twentieth century, a space for creating, if not sustaining, major political utopias, it should help explain why this “literary communism,” as Jean-Luc Nancy called it, is not a weakened or substitutional form...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 147–164.
Published: 01 August 2011
... a viable modern form of public ceremony that incorporates the transcendental and supernatural into fully immanent forms that are never pro forma but ever disruptive of habit and complacency. The truth of violence for Yeats, as for Wagner or Badiou, is thus not any supernatural transcendence but immortal...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mohamed-Salah Omri The most famous slogan chanted in Tunisia in January, then in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria, is a reincarnation of opening lines of the poem “The Will of Life,” written in 1933 by the Tunisian poet Abou el-Kasem Chebbi (1909–1934), which now form the closing part of Tunisia’s...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of the paranoid relation to institutions characteristic of an earlier generation of postmodern writers and his inhabitation, instead, of various forms of institutional being. In this context, the political and other limits of Wallace’s project are revealed in the awkwardness of its engagements with the question...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Murat Belge Turkey, like many Westernizing/modernizing societies, was for a long time ruled by an “enlightened” minority, composed of the urban intelligentsia and the bureaucracy. The military formed the backbone of this elite. From the end of the Second World War, a multiparty parliamentary system...