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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... uniformity of literature as a conceptual form and the ubiquity of national models of cultural production. Narayan’s fictional world very deftly brings to light a plethora of verbal and textual practices—whether they be the calligraphy of the signboard painter ( The Painter of Signs ) or the discourse of a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
... technologically mediated scientific explorations of “knowing” as well as of consciousness and its cosmic metascape. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Biography as Erasure: Louis Armstrong’s Radical Light Jim Merod Armstrong...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 139–168.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Michael Cobb Duke University Press 2005 Cursing Time: Race and Religious Rhetoric in Light in August Michael Cobb Time, the spaces of light and dark, had long since lost their...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 17–30.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yuri Andrukhovych In this excerpt from the novel Twelve Circles , photographer Karl-Joseph Zumbrunnen takes leave of his earthly body and experiences an unexpected lightness of being. It is just before dawn on Easter Sunday, but he does not turn toward the resurrection of the rising sun; he sets...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
... “global-regional” curatorial framework, as opposed to the “international-regional” framework of 1979–1980, stood for that attempt to think of the potentialities of a critical modernity in the light of a more economically integrated regionalism. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 This essay...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... historically concrete practice or “way of life” in which individuals—which he calls “cases of” Dasein—participate. I argue that the standard reading is correct—not obviously so, but for reasons of exegetical detail that have become clear only in light of this posthumously published volume. First, Haugeland’s...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2017
... his third trilogy of novels known as the Past Imperfect trilogy. The end of one cycle of novels and the beginning of another provided an opening to ask him questions about his next project and its relation to his earlier work. In this conversation, the author sheds light on these and other issues that...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Eli Friedlander The task of the present commentary on “Critique of Violence” is to bring to light a progression in Walter Benjamin's essay that has important implications for the assessment of the essay's content. One should not take violence as a generic term and view the essay as enumerating...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Richard Purcell In “Did the Digital Age Kill the Literary Star?” Richard Purcell looks back on Adam Bradley's Ralph Ellison in Progress: From “Invisible Man” to “Three Days before the Shooting” in light of Edward Snowden's revelations that the White House and the National Security Agency have been...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
... the implications of such a politics for a renewed concept of the polis, understood in light of what Spanos terms a “coming global polity.” © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 a-filiation agonism friendship Hannah Arendt Edward Said Toward a Politics of A-­filiation...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., the critical reception of women's photography sheds light on the predicament of feminist art in a context in which it is primarily women who are called on to reconnect the social relationships that came undone as growing economic volatility pushed social reproduction into a relentless crisis. © 2015...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Anustup Basu This essay is a critical evaluation of contemporary urban Hindutva in the light of Carl Schmitt's famous assertion that all liberal political concepts are transposed theological ones. Without agreeing with Schmitt's hard-right nationalism, one can see that from the discursive...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 199–208.
Published: 01 May 2009
... bring to light something too often invisible in today's world: the imbrication of America with Russia, of London with Indiana, of Iraq with Chechnya at the level of shared violence. Shared, that is, in the most intimate sense of the body, not some abstractly conceptual “global village.” When we fail to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 39–57.
Published: 01 August 2013
... science, I argue that what Aristotle did not foresee was that the economy may be marketed by prudently economizing bodily desires as self-aroused by the market. Juxtaposing Aristotelian and market economy sheds light on the fact that we are free to choose between vicious and virtuous economy. Whether...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... projection of “light,” which are the hypomnemata , or inscriptions, themselves. The progressivist and utopist styles, and weak messianism, which defined twentieth-century critical projects, themselves fueled the ecocidal trajectory. Any future war over inscriptions, the last perimeters of which bots now...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 165–195.
Published: 01 August 2017
... sufficient to assess the state of American poetry, but historical research reveals an unsuspected and uncharted world. It would behoove those who take historicism seriously to reinvestigate the lost terrain of book-length poems, regional authors, so-called light verse, as well as mainstream figures whose...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Bagley This essay reviews Jacqueline Rose’s Proust among the Nations and Christopher Prendergast’s Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic in light of the political implications of their readings of In Search of Lost Time . Rose skillfully investigates explicit references to anti-Semitism...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 157–177.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Bruce Robbins Jussi Adler-Olsen’s novel The Keeper of Lost Causes is organized around accidents, which inflect both the motive for the crime and its eventual punishment. This essay speculates that accident, which refuses the pertinence of responsibility, throws new light on the much-discussed...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 43–46.
Published: 01 August 2002
... inside. The smell is unrecognizable, insistent. Everything’s black, as if the space inside had swallowed the light and with it all that you know, all that’s recognizable. You step uneasily into the black...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 203–204.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... He knew that he blown it, A dry curd, under a fluorescent light, In the early harsh of mellow. The sun wore purple underwear, No longer a buttered ganache above dandruff . . . It would have been outside. It was not from the vast vacuum cleaner Of...