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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christian Thorne This essay poses the question, Is it possible to write a novel about the entire world? Is it possible to tell stories whose narrators travel from continent to continent? If yes, why are there so few of them? The essay proceeds in three acts: First, it assesses the accounts of world...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 89–115.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of Miyoshi’s off-centered approach to questions of culture, history, and politics undeterred by borders. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 transpacific asymmetry immigrant narration Asian/American entanglements Ruth Ozeki Masao Miyoshi References Bascara Victor...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Gil Z. Hochberg Duke University Press 2004 ‘‘Permanent Immigration Jacqueline Kahanoff, Ronit Matalon, and the Impetus of Levantinism Gil Z. Hochberg The Mediterranean is another way of writing history. —Michel Eckhard...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2007 Babel and Vernacular in an Empire of Immigrants: Howells and the Languages of American Fiction Jonathan Arac Philological criticism is not just the same as close...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... '90s has to say about globalization and indigenous and immigrant rights through its insistent turn against standard English. And it concludes by looking briefly beyond the '90s at the rise of lyric and plain speech poetries after the U.S. 9/11, which in turn are contested by the turn to appropriation...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Daniel T. O’Hara A critical appreciation of Middle C , by William H. Gass, this review essay focuses on the self-reflective ironies of what is likely to be the celebrated author’s last novel, capping a long metafictional career. A story about an immigrant family of fakes, whose scion cons his way...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 55–66.
Published: 01 May 2009
... because Henry tells not only his own life but also the fictional story of his encounter with a remarkable New York political figure, a Korean immigrant named John Kwang, an ambitious and charismatic city councilman from Queens. This narrative structure, in which the narrator’s first-person...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 153–194.
Published: 01 February 2001
... possibly either ‘‘white trash’’ or of mixed race).11 The narrator is acutely aware of her position in the racial hierarchy above Michelle and the black girls, despite her own marginalization within the white community: ‘‘You said only black 9. Lowe, Immigrant Act,8. 10. Monique Thuy-Dung Truong...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the norms and assumptions out of which the field was organized. The action that Moby Dick narrated was made to predict the world-scale antagonism of the cold war. The narrative provided the state with an image of itself as...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Human Rights. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2006. Cooley, Dennis. The Bentleys. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2006. Dainotto, Roberto M. Europe (In Theory). Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2007. Das Gupta, Monisha. Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Brother- hood. In a single sentence, the narrator sets himself against all the powers the book has conjured. These forces map as ‘‘un-American subaltern- American, and hegemonic-American. They include Jack and the Brother- hood, which is a fictional group modeled on the Communist Party; they include...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Rob Wilson Tracking Un/American Poetics in Asia/Pacific Experimental Writing: Pamela Lu and Catalina Cariaga Rob Wilson As has been noted in small-press circles, Pamela Lu took the am- biguous ‘‘we’’ of autobiographical narration...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of an Irish immigrant to the United States, each named Lily/Lilly. Each woman has a short-­lived alliance with an immigrant Irish man and then raises a son on her own, a boy later lost to war. Both women make second marriages to men of hybrid backgrounds. Both novels show the senseless deaths...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
... those that just pass by” (42). In contrast, Northrop Frye conceived the goal of literary education to be “undiscriminating catholicity.” See Anatomy of Criticism (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1957), 25, and my discussion in “Babel and Vernacular in an Empire of Immigrants: Howells...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 245–262.
Published: 01 February 2013
... landmarks like Bhabha’s Nation and Narration (1990) or The Location of Culture (1994), Spivak’s Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993) or A Critique of Postcolonial Rea- son (1999).1 It is not even indexed in Said’s Orientalism (1978), though Said 1. Of course, this may also indicate a relative...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 105–119.
Published: 01 August 2002
... behaving as a kind of hybrid of a narrator and an anthropologist: the one capturing details, the other verifying struc- tures, since he is obliged to come up with a minimum, ‘‘operative’’ under- standing of the space in which he...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... “insidious ideological uses” that its narratization has all too often repressed (NZ, xiii). As his invocation of Heideggerian de-struction­ unfolds throughout his career, however, Spanos shifts his analysis from the strictly literal to the broader narrative scale, undertaking a critique of the...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Throughout, I will follow the convention of generally referring to the author as “Proust” and the narrator as “Marcel.” I also prefer to abbreviate In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu) as “the Search,” as it serves both as the title of the text and the action that the text undertakes...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 21–59.
Published: 01 August 2020
... authentication. In Austerlitz, Sebald divides the narrative arrangement between a protagonist who relays the gradual recovery of his memories (and along with it his identity) and a narrator who functions as a reflective surface, ascertaining for the reader the credibility of the title character s recollection...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. I mean the massive influx of immigrants, especially from Latin America, Mexico, and Asia, who, coupled with African Americans and unlike previous generations, have resisted the seductions of assimilation to the Anglo-Protestant core culture. 19. The...