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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 287–312.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Özge Serin Through a consideration of Turkish Marxist intellectual Hikmet Kıvılcımlı's (1902–71) translation of Wage Labor and Capital , this essay examines the relation between conceptual translation and language in the historical conjuncture of the Kemalist revolution that brought about a radical...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
...David Golumbia The question of the militarization of language emerges from the politics surrounding cryptography, or the use of encryption in contemporary networked digital technology, and the intersection of encryption with the politics of language. Ultimately, cryptographic politics aims...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 241–254.
Published: 01 May 2019
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jonathan Arac With reference to the author’s experience with English and other languages, this essay reflects on the problem of American monolingualism and explores modes of learned critical attention to the work language does in society, examining writing by Kenneth Burke, Raymond Williams, Erich...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Howard Eiland There is no getting around our residence in languagelanguage understood not primarily as a system of signification but as the necessarily ambiguous existential condition of intelligibility in which we always already find ourselves situated, the historically evolving collective...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 109–137.
Published: 01 February 2021
... political use of these words may be identified as “manipulative” and elicit reactions accordingly, the majority of the words are nonetheless perceived as entirely “neutral.” In any event, they are words that seize upon and configure public language, imposing a broad set of prejudices upon popular...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 65–107.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of linguistic and social form—in the poetic writing of Paul Celan and the Arabic-language translations of Celan offered by the Iraqi poet Khālid al-Ma‘ālī; in Walter Benjamin’s essayistic writing on language and the law; in the tenth-century Arabic-language philosopher Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī; and in Aristotle’s...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 91–94.
Published: 01 November 2021
... langues bien pendues and bien tendues de New York.” Now a “langue bien pendue” refers to a rich & ready tongue, a great gabber never at a loss for words, though the title means langue not as “tongue” but as the linguistic thing: “language.” Literally, the expression gives “well-hung”—& that seems...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 163–183.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Yi Feng Abstract As a prominent representative figure of American Language poetry, Charles Bernstein has incorporated many themes concerning “nothingness” into his poetry. Contrary to the traditional Western philosophy that defines the concept of “nothingness” as meaninglessness and agnosticism...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Lindsay Waters Lindsay Waters 2005 Is Now the Time for Paul de Man? An Address to Members of the Modern Language Association on the Twentieth Anniversary of Paul de Man’s Death Lindsay Waters And so let us then—by light...
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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 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar What exactly was invented when the language department of Bhakka was formally instituted at Fort William College in 1801 and Lallu Jee Lal was selected as the first Braj Bhakka scholar? Hindi polemicists celebrate Pundit Lallu Jee Lal’s invention of a Hindi purified of Yavani...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... blatantly turn away from standard English in order to say something about English. This article argues that literature in English in the '90s is distinctive for the number of works that turn away from standard English by including other languages and/or are written mainly in the pidgins or creoles...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Srinivas Aravamudan This essay argues that the university ought to encourage the flourishing of multiple languages and metalanguages. Opposing recent Habermasian universalism and Victorianist virtue talk (e.g., Amanda Anderson's The Way We Argue Now ), it queries why critics turn to character...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 49–63.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Susan H. Gillespie Translation, by highlighting the incommensurability of human language, sheds light on essential philosophical insights into the limited, historically and socially embedded nature of meaning while simultaneously offering theoretical and practical tools for overcoming differences...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 215–230.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Ian Probstein Abstract The essay explores the work of Charles Bernstein in light of constant renewal. John Ashbery, as one of the brightest representatives of the New York School, and Charles Bernstein, as a representative of the language (L = A = N = G = U = A = G = E), have similar attitudes...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Leah Feldman Two types of translation dominated the social sphere of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war at the beginning of the twentieth century: the translation of diverse languages in the multilingual empire and a Marxist-Leninist linguistic turn that emphasized the role of dialectical...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
... consider his account of its relation to language. Rather than setting an opposition between language and image, I argue that language is the medium in which the dialectical image can emerge at all. I further think of the emerging image as characterizing the mode of presentation of the material...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Stathis Gourgouris “Cavafy's Debt” is an examination of poetic indebtedness in a context that defies calculation. What do societies owe to their poets? What does it mean for societies to lay claim to poets? What do poets owe to their language? What does it mean for poetry to exist beyond its...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 237–250.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of philologia , this other philology plays the trickster in humanistic disciplines. Its task today is twofold: to unmask the industrial manufacture of language, complicit as it is with hostility to the word; and, as remedy for reification, to reawaken the philia in philology by cultivating—with historically...