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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... equipped to synchronize with other monothematic mantras of modernity like scientific progress, democracy, or techno-financial development. The essay visits some nodal moments of this historical narrative–the coming into being of a Hindu “tradition” under the auspices of colonial Indology, Rammohun Roy’s...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 157–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
... be concentrated in a single focal point, like those traditionally found in the utopian images of the philosophers. He goes on to speak of elements of an ultimate condition that are deeply embedded in every present day. I would like to take these propositions as hints to the Benjaminian concept of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instead in relation to “discourses” (like anthropology or archaeology), the essay contests Kwon's arguments that artists like Mark Dion and Renée Green relativize artistic practice in relation to other disciplines and that their work breaks with the concerns of art history. Demonstrating instead how they...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 97–103.
Published: 01 August 2009
... perception and interspecies research, a “singing with,” not just about or like, the nonhuman animal. The infrahuman sounds of Lila Zemborain's jellyfish (“Mauve Sea Orchids”) or the revolving phonemes of Emily Dickinson's hummingbird (“A route of evanescence”) organize perception and citation along...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 245–262.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Bruce Robbins Early postcolonial critics were at worst ambivalent about secularism, and more likely either uninterested or, like Edward Said, extremely enthusiastic. What is the meaning of the recent turn against secularism by critics in and around the field Said did so much to establish? This...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... independence, just like March 20, 1956 (Independence Day), or April 9, 1938. This key date will go down not only in the collective Tunisian memory, but also in the memory of the world as a turning point in modern history. Looking at what is happening in Tunisia now, one cannot help but ask how revolutions, or...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
... allegory). Building out from the “Dylan controversy” of spring 2011, the analysis probes Dylan’s post-Beat poetic tactics from works like “All along the Watchtower” and “Chimes of Freedom” to socialist-Judeo-Christian works of blasted prophecy from Modern Times and Tempest . “Bob Dylan in China, America in...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Daniel T. O’Hara A critical appreciation of Middle C , by William H. Gass, this review essay focuses on the self-reflective ironies of what is likely to be the celebrated author’s last novel, capping a long metafictional career. A story about an immigrant family of fakes, whose scion cons his way...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 153–177.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Ubaraj Katawal This article examines William V. Spanos’s works in relation to those of other postcolonial thinkers such as Partha Chatterjee, Dipesh Chakrabarty, and Edward Said. Like many of these writers, Spanos draws from Michel Foucault’s critique of the power-knowledge relation. However...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 201–213.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Ben Lerner It is a commonplace that John Ashbery's poetry is, in some important sense, “about time,” but we lack an account of the specific experience of temporality it enables. Part of the bizarre power of Ashbery's best poetry is that it seems to narrate what it is like to read Ashbery's best...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 February 2017
... etymologically at the root of the word amateur —that is required for art-work. For Stiegler, Marcel Duchamp is an exemplar of this work precisely because of his libidinal discourse with art, most evident in the readymades, referred to by Stiegler as “not a burning scandal but something like a mute surprise...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Murat Belge Turkey, like many Westernizing/modernizing societies, was for a long time ruled by an “enlightened” minority, composed of the urban intelligentsia and the bureaucracy. The military formed the backbone of this elite. From the end of the Second World War, a multiparty parliamentary system...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 105–134.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Bolaño’s fascist preoccupation—visible from early works like the coauthored Consejos de un discípulo de Morrison a un fanático de Joyce (Advice from a Morrison disciple to a Joyce fan) and The Third Reich— in terms of Erich Auerbach’s elaboration of figura , the mode of medieval exegesis according to which...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Mary McGlynn TransAtlantic and On Canaan’s Side revisit the American Dream that people like their characters helped to create. Colum McCann and Sebastian Barry advance sophisticated reassessments of economic agency and the potential for social mobility in the wake of the Irish economic crash and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 79–105.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... What does Taiwanese multiculturalism look like? How does the uncertain status of Taiwanese sovereignty shape local identity politics? And what are the effects of these policies on indigenous groups? To answer these questions, this essay combines a historical and ethnographic analysis of Taiwanese...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2019) 46 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 February 2019
... possibility of revolutionary subjectivity formed around categories like wageless, precarious, and surplus Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 neoliberalism subjectivity human capital university revolution References Abel Jason Dietz Richard Su Yaqin . 2014 . “ Are...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 13–40.
Published: 01 November 2018
... response to Augustine. Like Augustine, Knausgaard explores the care that binds us to others and how the experience of time cuts through every moment. But while Augustine seeks to turn us toward eternity, Knausgaard turns us back toward our finite lives as the heart of everything that matters. The animating...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 221–233.
Published: 01 May 2019
... state and commercial sectors. Further distinguishing Grass Stage’s practice is a commitment to discussion, including the lengthy “after-theater” discussions with audiences, new forms of space, and a new and distinctive politics of the body. He also traces Grass Stage’s work with like-minded groups...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Benjamin such as “profane illumination” and “the order of the profane.” In his Homo Sacer project, this idea of the profane has followed Agamben's studies of the sacred like a shadow. With this new work, however, it has moved to the center of his reflections and in doing offers his reader a glimpse of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 105–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Silvia D. Spitta This essay frames an extended 2008 interview with Peter Schumann, founder and director of the Bread and Puppet Theater collective, through a discussion of how the sixties spread like wildfire across the world. The author rescues the sixties' understanding that liberation could only...