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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Eli Friedlander This essay reflects on the questions introduced by Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings's biography Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life . In particular, it considers how the biography addresses the difficult problem of drawing together a unity of life and writings in Benjamin's existence...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... an anonymous woman pleas into the receiver for help, the discussion seeks to both locate and complicate the so-called human element captured in recordings of the voice. Using Eric Santner's notion of creaturely life as a conceptual lens, this piece argues that the melancholy poetics that often accompanies...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2011
... All translations in this essay are my own. Intervention Better City, Better Life Better City There was a popular expression, in Shanghai anyway, that went “Miss the expo and you’ll regret it for life. Go...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Anne Allison The essay takes on recent news stories of “missing elderly” (elderly whose deaths go unrecorded) and “lonely death” (bodies discovered days or weeks after someone has died all alone) to consider how life, death, and the bonds/debts of social relationality are getting recalibrated...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 157–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Antonia Birnbaum What is studying in its difference from institutions? Benjamin took up the problem of studying with all the energy of his student dissatisfaction. In one of his early texts he investigates the “life of students” under the aspect of a historical concept in which history appears...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 67–84.
Published: 01 February 2008
...R. Radhakrishnan © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Grievable Life, Accountable Theory R. Radhakrishnan In a world structured in dominance, is it viable, justifiable, and “con- scionable” to indulge in ontological thinking? What...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 221–232.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Michelle Speidel Duke University Press 2001 Are We Not Genes? Stanley Shostak’s Deathof Life and The Evolution of Sameness and Difference Michelle Speidel The modern evolutionary paradigm of neo-Darwinism is increasingly...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 229–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Anindyo Roy Duke University Press 2001 Savage Pursuits: The Shaping of Colonial Civility in E. M. Forster’s ‘‘The Life to Come’’ Anindyo Roy For conquering Clive, or Wellesley’s mightier name, The wide...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 195–230.
Published: 01 February 2022
... and future director of Ghana Television ( Ghana Radio Review 1963a : 7). The Du Boises had defected to Ghana in the early 1960s to escape political restrictions in the United States for their involvement in the Communist Party. W. E. B. Du Bois's radicalization later in life has often been attributed...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2022
... thought. Her Thoreau is a prophet with a freshly thought‐out message about how perpetual mourning drives the perpetual renewal of life, about the importance of disindividualizing, and about the persistence of life at its most basic and elemental level. Arsić shows how, once we learn to see and hear...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 93–132.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr. Abstract Jeffrey C. Stewart's book on Alain Locke is an unsuccessful endeavor. Stewart characterizes his book as a biography, leading the reader to expect an illuminating, accurate, and truthful account of Locke's life based on and disciplined by adherence to credible evidence...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 243–270.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the account below demonstrates, we are bound to reassess his contribution to the history of French painting, as it becomes evident that Bonnard's desire to “bring painting to life” prompted him to create some of the most unusual, haunting, and disturbing artworks ever made. Such a claim and judgment...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1. Madeline Rose Hernandez, Life of the Body (A Spectacle) (2021). Mixed media collage. Courtesy of the artist. More
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... coauthoring. In this regard, allow me to cite Virginia Woolf's important contribution to the art of biography. Woolf encouraged biographers to seek vivid glimpses into their subject and to isolate rare private moments of intimacy that hopefully will bring the biographical subject to life. In her essay...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 97–116.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Christine Frank Abstract Pierre Joris is one of the most distinguished translators of the poetry of Paul Celan into English. He is the only person to have translated Celan's complete poetic works and prose over the course of more than fifty years, creating a life's work. His translations, begun...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 5. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing a funeral rite in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 6. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing women reciting dirges at a funeral in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. More
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
... forces. As is happening elsewhere, Japan's construction of a new type of eco-city is being posed as a mediation of these varied conditions and forces; as a solution of sorts, it also promises to reorganize everyday life. Drawing on plans for the eco-city, this essay addresses the conditions of crisis...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Zhivka Valiavicharska What do we do with the monuments from the socialist past? This question continues to resurface with relentless persistence in Bulgaria’s public life. For the past twenty-five years, socialism’s monuments have suffered severe neglect, yet they have provided open terrains upon...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
... differing domains: the family as a social institution and the family as a process of individual experiences, that is, the lived experience of family life. While the individualization of the family institution is mostly reflected in the weakening of the bonds between the family and the larger kinship...