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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 91–103.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Ambrosio Fornet Duke University Press 2002 6736 boundary 2 29:3 / sheet 95 of 265 The Cuban Literary Diaspora and Its Contexts: A Glossary Ambrosio Fornet I...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Yin Wang By way of four literary works by Taiwanese writer Lai Xiangyin, this essay examines the contrasting conditions for native Taiwanese of the interwar and postwar generations to view and imagine “China” after 1945 and across four decades of dictatorial rule by the Chinese Nationalist Party on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jeremy Matthew Glick This essay examines Amiri Baraka's improvisatory, always changing commitment to literary and performative formal innovation in the service of his radical politics. It charts the coupling of romantic longing with radical political prescription in Baraka's career and suggests a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
... vicissitudes of what might be called “archival desire.” © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Literary Forensics, or the Incendiary Archive Eric Savoy Everything is a burned book. —Roberto Bolaño, 2666 Back in the day when fire...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Press 2010 I am grateful to Brian Lennon, Özge Serin, and three anonymous readers of an earlier version of this essay for their helpful suggestions. Phonocentrism and Literary Modernity in Turkey Nergis Ertürk In an article dated...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
... I Thinking? Philosophical Examples and the Uses of the Literary Frances Ferguson The very idea of an example embeds a simple claim: this is one thing that, in representing other things of its kind, enables some aspect of the entire...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Helen Small The standard claim made for literary examples in moral philosophy is that they assist moral reasoning by offering appropriately complex descriptions of the conditions under which moral decisions are made or might plausibly be made. This essay offers a critical examination of that claim...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Emmanuel Alloa If literary avant-garde journals and their communities have been, in the twentieth century, a space for creating, if not sustaining, major political utopias, it should help explain why this “literary communism,” as Jean-Luc Nancy called it, is not a weakened or substitutional form of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Nergis Ertürk This essay traces the legacy of the 1926 Baku Turcological Congress for postcolonial studies and comparative literary criticism. An assembly of 131 delegates, including such prominent figures as the Crimean Tatar Turcologist Bekir Sıdkı Çobanzade, the Kazak revolutionary, linguist...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . “Untranslatables: A World System.” New Literary History 39 , no. 3 : 581 – 98 . Brabham Daren C. 2013 . Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Brotherston Gordon . 2012 . “‘Native America in the Americas,’ Excerpt...
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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 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht For some years now, inside observers have felt that literary studies has arrived at a moment of stagnation. Not only has a fifty-year-long sequence of changing “paradigms” come to a standstill since the final years of the twentieth century; not only are we longing for new...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
... philosophical reflections on the literary, defined as they so frequently are by a small, high modernist European canon? Might Badiou provide resources for a critique of what has become known as “world literature,” with its assumptions about translation and the smooth transportability of literary meaning? How...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 173–196.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jing Tsu Amid recent debates on large-scale literary studies (world, planetary, Sinophone, etc.), it is often missed how the smaller players have already been siphoning political capital away from the usual literary and linguistic centers, reforging the terms of discussion even as they are being...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... systematically fails to translate non-English works into English, I argue that critiques of the whole literary field, based on the close reading of individual texts, overlook the systemic and institutional grounds of American unworldliness. David Foster Wallace’s 2004 novella, “The Suffering Channel,” offers...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Harry Garuba This essay attempts to locate the work of the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah within a tradition of African and postcolonial critical thought that privileges “teacherliness” as a measure of value and significance in its discourse and as an aesthetic principle in literary texts. It...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2017
... have been central to his writing career. He discusses, among other things, his dreams for his country, the Somali diaspora, the place of African writing in the world, the question of literary prizes and their influence on writers and in setting agendas for the literary world, and so on. It is a rare...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-century style literary realism, it proposes to consider Lu Xun as a modernist writer and uses a comparative perspective to underscore his commonalities with European modernism. Comparing “The True story of Ah Q” with Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Kafka's “Building the Great Wall of China,” the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Bradley J. Fest This interview with literary critic Jonathan Arac was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh on May 19, 2015. Arac, a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective since 1979, speaks at length about his life and work. Addressing the impact of theory on his career, he discusses...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... literary and cultural life has generally remained eerily becalmed and consensual, even soporific; the sudden and sharp meltdown of the Celtic Tiger notwithstanding, many of the country’s leading writers have more or less ignored the crisis or have lined up with establishment- and corporate-friendly...