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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 November 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 to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 241–254.
Published: 01 May 2019
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 and by...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 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 that...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 as a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 August 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 of the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... modern Chinese vernacular, offer important insights into the mission-encumbered language of China's present-day intellectual elite. As the critical exemplar of choice in intellectual China, Lu Xun's evocative formulations, together with his aspiration to transform hearts and minds through baihua , have...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... performative speech acts. At the site where language, race, and religion–the positive symptoms of decadence–are knotted together, Renan describes a political theology of the color line. The supposed “truths” about Oriental decadence became distributed among the objects of its study (“Orientals”) within the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
...David Simpson The vocabulary of fear-terror has been confused and confusing throughout its expression in the classical and modern languages, whether in literature, in aesthetics, or in political science. As such, it is unlikely ever to be tamed by the rigors of philosophy, with its aspiration to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in the discourse arise because political economists are speaking “the language of commodities.” In this sense, Marx's “science” is the practice of translation. Building on the grounding insight that scientific knowledge descends into ideology by misrecognizing the correct terrain of its concepts...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... existence. To establish the contours of society and exploit the value of the social sciences, however, Qu as a translator struggled against China's written language in the name of sociology and social justice. In this regard, Qu understood that the diglossic literary language harbored ancient “ghosts” and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 153–160.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Michael Fishbein Sidney H. Griffith’s recent book, The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the “People of the Book” in the Language of Islam , discusses how the Bible was translated into Arabic, the language of Islam, but increasingly the vernacular of Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Corey D. B. Walker What are the conditions of possibility for a critique of religion in a moment when the languages of religion and politics saturate and (over)determine critical discourse? How does one critically interrogate the contemporary manifestation of the phenomenon of religion when the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the kinship of Turkic languages. It is perhaps best remembered for the resolution to adopt the Latin alphabet, defended ardently by the congress’s Azerbaijani organizer and president, Samedağa Ağamalıoğlu, who followed Lenin in his belief that Latinization promised “revolution in the East.” A reading...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2011
... theoretical paradigms and categorizations for describing China's political and social formations, and to develop a more nuanced critical language for the complexities of contemporary Chinese society. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not...