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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Lindsay Waters In the twentieth century, criticism flourished in the academy in the English language from the 1930s to the 1960s, but gradually a hyperprofessionalized discourse purporting to be criticism took its place. The problem was exacerbated because people misunderstand literary theory...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (1): 95–106.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Calvin Warren Abstract There is much in Hortense Spillers's work to celebrate—from black feminism to literary criticism. One of her crucial contributions, however, has received little, if any, scholarly attention. Calvin Warren calls this a black discourse theory . Although we've focused...
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boundary 2 (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 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Jonathan Arac Joseph Frank (1918–2013) achieved fame as a literary scholar first with his three-part essay “Spatial Form in Modern Literature” (1945) and then with his five-volume critical biography Dostoevsky (1976–2002). This essay traces his career, emphasizing its divergence from the practices...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... homeland rather than the state. One result of this rethinking of the history of Chinese intellectuals is the emergence of 1957, the beginning of the Anti-Rightist Campaign, as a critical, and tragic, turning point for socialist theory and practice in China and throughout the world. Copyright © 2019...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 177–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
... not created the word arewelapasht in the face of the French orientaliste. In any case, we would still have two words. 180 boundary 2 / February 2021 0.2. Edward Said and Erich Auerbach With Beginnings, Said had already acquired some fame in the field of literary critical theory. The project...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 153–176.
Published: 01 February 2002
... of the desire for an indigenous critical theory are copious. They started to be heard in the late 1980s and became a visible critical movement in the mid-1990s. In the first issue of Wenxue pinglun (Literary review) in 1997, the leading critical journal in China, for example, an entire section is devoted...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 211–213.
Published: 01 August 2010
... appeared in boundary 2, differences, Artforum, Critical Inquiry, October, Translation Studies, PMLA, Grey Room, Boston Review, American Literary History, Critique, and Pub- lic Culture. Since 1998 she has edited the book series Translation/Transnation. Her work in progress includes coediting...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., its own techne. In this respect, it would provide preparation for a projected sequence of courses including: (a) History and Taxonomy of Rhetoric (b) Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism (c) Theories of Grammar and their Application to Literary Studies (d...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 203–228.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., and artifacts alike. What follows is a case study of the effects that his version of the ‘‘unmasking turn of mind’’ had upon his critique of literary criticism and his explanation of literary texts such as Gustave Flaubert’s L’Éducation sentimentale and Stéphane Mallarmé’s ‘‘La Musique et les lettres...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on eigh- teenth- and nineteenth-century­ literature and literary theory. She is currently at work on a book on the rise of mass education, to be called Designing Education, and on a brief history of reading and practical criticism in the Anglo-­American tradition. Patrick Jagoda is assistant...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 31–60.
Published: 01 May 2023
... theory—indeed, literary theory as a whole—as being exaggeratedly dependent on a “paranoid” mode of inquiry, and called for a shift in attitude that would enable the critic to register and express all that the paranoid mindset makes invisible or impossible to talk about. This mournful, stock-taking...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 207–248.
Published: 01 February 2023
... are beyond the vision of a mere human eye. At one beginning of Western literary criticism and theory in the Eastern Mediterranean millennia ago—and this is the only horizon within which I speak now—Aristotle, in The Poetics , lays out a theory of mimesis, which is also a theory of poiesis , of poetic...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 279–281.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Critique: Kant’s Writing as Critical Praxis (1994) and Spinoza’s Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine (2004), and the editor of the collected works by Hermann Levin Goldschmidt (1993 He is currently working on a book on Heine and critical theory. 280 boundary 2 / Summer 2004 Stathis...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 185–186.
Published: 01 August 2013
...-­ ­ century American literature, literary criticism, and critical theory. He has second- ary interests in African American literature, film studies, and Cold War studies. His Race, Ralph Ellison, and American Cold War Literature is forthcoming. He has pre- viously published in boundary 2 and has...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (1): 143–178.
Published: 01 February 2024
... of the Daughters and the Fathers .” In Changing Our Own Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women , edited by Wall Cheryl , 127 – 49 . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . Spillers Hortense J. 1991 . “ Artists and Models: Writing Literary History .” Gorky...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 95–117.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Bourne: The Radical Will , 475 – 79 . Bourne Randolph . 1981 . The Letters of Randolph Bourne: A Comprehensive Edition . Edited by Sandeen Eric J. . Troy, NY : Whitston Company . Brennan Timothy . 1988 . “ Literary Criticism and the Southern Question .” Cultural Critique...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
... might the limits of current literary-critical historicisms be further brought to notice by a critical confrontation with Badiou's “inaesthetics”? Finally, how might the profound weaknesses of Badiou's own practices of reading open up alternative, materialist, and formalist frameworks to account both...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 225–227.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., literary criticism, and critical theory. He has secondary interests in African American literature, film studies, and Cold War studies. Henry Veggian’s primary interests are twentieth-­century American literatures, with an emphasis on postmodernism and the American novel. Publications and works...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Colors of the Mind and A New Theory for American Poetry: Democ- racy, the Environment, and the Future of the Imagination, which received the 2005 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. Recipient of a Guggenheim Founda- tion Fellowship and National Endowment Fellowships, Professor Fletcher...