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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rob Wilson Inherent Vice continues Thomas Pynchon's interrogation into California as American edge-site perpetually situated on the brink of catastrophe, metamorphosis, or redemption. In his latest novel, Pynchon labors in the time-honored generic trenches of American “hardboiled fiction” to...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Ahmed Jdey History has its own laws and its own tricks. Dictators, who are inherently antihistorical, do not realize it; yet humanity, in its rich and exciting trajectory, continues to instruct the great dictators and despots of the world about the force of history, in Africa as well as Asia, in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jeanette McVicker The classroom is arguably the space where all of William V. Spanos’s work intersects. Delivered always with a sense of urgency, his pedagogy seeks to disclose the violence of “disinterestedness” inhering in liberal humanism. By offering his undergraduate and graduate students the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 February 2016
...-political potential of the sonic presupposes a division that inheres within aurality between the ear and the voice: between the resonant spacing that is Nancy's being-with and the sonorous residue of the capacity not to speak in Agamben. This leads to asking what form of politics can emerge if an unheard...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., discrete mobility, which he names “elevatoriality.” Fetishism would be inherent to music insofar as it is the name not only for the possibility of infinite exchange or circulation that music presupposes but also for the possibility of a freeze-frame or a stuck key where eyes or ears can halt. © 2016 by...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2016
... (via Walter Benjamin) as a necessary structural possibility inherent in the original texts, the essay argues that translation is a constitutive feature of all Marxisms and communisms (including Marx's and Lenin's) across time and space. The essay traces the importance of translation as both an actual...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... indict the narratives of progress of which the American Dream is emblematic. Each shuns normal syntactic connections, using “ungrammaticality” as a formal technique in their constellated constructions of risk, luck, hazard, and misfortune. Nevertheless, in working through their inherently neoliberal...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Benjamin’s earlier writings on education with an eye toward uncovering their radical messianic potential. Against the manifestations of the “mythic violence” inherent in the institutions of law, education answers with a bloodless pedagogical violence. If not itself divine, educative power works in tandem...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and Charles Bernstein, the essay further argues for the importance of material specificity to literary critical analyses, demonstrating that the material substrates of poetry and its modes of production—from typeface and ink type to binding and paper stock—are an inherent and inextricable aspect of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Halliwell traces from classical Greece, precisely because of its presumption that among the most pressing challenges confronting the novel as literary form is to adequately represent the conditions and possibilities of human life these days. In other words, the question is whether the novel is so inherently...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the addresses delivered by Ağamalıoğlu suggests that the Turcological Congress has left us a unique archive of the contradictions inherent in Leninist communist philology and the anticolonial language politics of the early twentieth century. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 I thank...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Anita Starosta This essay asks how translation—considered not merely as an interlinguistic procedure but as a practice inherent in every encounter—might come to inform the emergent paradigm of “global humanities.” Even as post-Eurocentric criticism presumes Europe to have been provincialized, it is...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
... argues that for most postcolonial literatures or literatures from emergent literary spaces (to use Pascale Casanova's term), literary value inheres as much in the teachability of the text as in whatever other aesthetic qualities it may possess. This means that the text's ability to illustrate, rework, or...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of practices for disseminating heterodox truths. By considering the Washington counterfeit amid meditations on revolution and writing from Edmund Burke and William Godwin, a volatile and unstable print culture comes into focus. The argument is not that print is inherently revolutionary but rather...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 177–222.
Published: 01 February 2002
... personality or identity, never- 5. Rose, Authors and Owners, 102–3. 182 boundary 2 / Spring 2002 theless, he seems here to be alluding to a strong inherent proprietary tie between author and manuscript. Indeed, he seems almost to be proposing a type of right to privacy for the unpublished author in...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Texts . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Horning Rob . 2011a . “ Social Media, Social Factory .” New Inquiry , July 29 , 2011 . https://thenewinquiry.com/social-media-social-factory/ . Horning Rob . 2011b . “ Structuring the Self as Inherently Entrepreneurial...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2014
... constant prisoner status is a contingent condition, and the possibilities inherent in it, though limited, are further constrained by other contingencies. Mandela was giving the journalist a lesson in reading: 10 boundary 2 / Summer 2014 read your circumstances, and if you apply some intelligence...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the mobile character of a whole, under- stood as pointing to the dialectical character of thought, is that which is correlative with the dimension of actualization—in other words, that which is understood as realizing the potential that is inherent in the oppositional state. And one need not...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2015
... r’s constitute a consistent network of ideas in the broader scheme of things can be viewed as a question of anthropology as well as a history of consciousness, namely Clifford’s. In practice, they intersect, but they should be seen, in principle, as analytically distinct, reflecting inher...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2006) 33 (3): 135–139.
Published: 01 August 2006
... relatively easy to look upon it as a technology of state power and thus usher in what French historians still refer to as ‘‘La Terreur For Robespierre, however, the recourse to terror was not a matter of pragmatism. It was not about means. It was an inherent consequence of democracy: only the des- potism...