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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 93–132.
Published: 01 May 2023
... as a promised biography. It is, on my uncompleted reading, a troubling and troubled work of literary fabrication, of biographical fiction, thus a poorly executed work of literary art and inadequately substantiated biography. In preparing and offering The New Negro , Stewart did not grasp, and thus...
boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 175–194.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of literary revolt among apprentice writers of the 1930s.2 The narrative experiment that Ellison created to ﬁll the void 1. Ralph Ellison, Shadow and Act (New York: Random House, 1964), 102. 2. Ellison, Shadow and Act, 178–79. boundary 2 30:2, 2003. Copyright © 2003 by Duke University Press. 176...
boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 11–34.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... As one can immediately judge by its subtitle, Auerbach’s book is by far the largest in scope and ambition out of all the other important critical works of the past half century. Its range covers literary masterpieces from Homer and the Old Testament right through to Virginia Woolf and Marcel Proust...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Manisha Basu This essay reads exemplary instances of the fictional work of Indian novelist R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) as expressions of critical anachronism in a world literary marketplace that, despite claiming diversity as a global, even transcendental, value, remains committed to both...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 71–74.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., but boundary 2 39 2 (2012) DOI 10.1215/01903659-1597889 © 2012 by Duke University Press 72 boundary 2 / Summer 2012 which at the same time seems susceptible to easy commodification in the literary marketplace, broadly conceived? This unease and suspicion need to be addressed directly...
boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
... slave had been captured while carrying a packet of letters addressed to his wife, adopted son, and cousin. The fabrication contains a lot of truth: Washington did own a mulatto slave who was taken prisoner in 1776; he did write his family to express reservations about...
boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... at a moment when the humanities are being asked to justify themselves to opponents within and beyond the university. Reading Said’s humanism through Swift’s inhumane satire, this essay both analyzes and attempts a mode of literary engagement that operates “between the world and the archive,” where Said argued...
boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 131–189.
Published: 01 February 2005
... as WHD). It is not a coincidence that Nussbaum became aware of poor women by way of a stint at the educational wing of the UN (Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life [Boston: Beacon Press, 1995]: xv–xvi and 123 n. 4; hereafter cited as PJ). She went to India ‘‘to learn as much...
boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 233–246.
Published: 01 August 2023
... the immersion of history in literary works as well as the influence of history in the development and evolution of literary periods and traditions. Together, in the Western academy these disciplines have operated to fabricate a sense of time and place and measurements of human and social worthiness...
boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 203–228.
Published: 01 February 2006
... in posi- tivistic research belongs among the current tasks of hermeneutics. —Peter Szondi, Introduction to Literary Hermeneutics 1. A Question of Attitude: On Bourdieu’s Style of Reasoning Even a quick look at Pierre Bourdieu’s career would conﬁrm the im- pression...
boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 65–96.
Published: 01 February 2002
... What is literary criticism? I begin by posing this exhausted and ex- hausting question as if it had never been asked before. Indeed, I ﬁnd that no less than a hubristic ruse of tabula rasa is needed in order to revive this question at all (and the reasons for wanting to revive it and to think...
boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 79–105.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of Inequality . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Bell Catherine . 1992 . Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice . New York : Oxford University Press . Bemong Nele Borghart Pieter . 2010 . “ Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chrono-tope: Reflections, Applications, Perspectives...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
...—they are composed out of preexisting experience, and they fabricate new sorts of experience. If there are limits to what can be turned into experience, then there are limits to the novel, and to what can be expected of it. If being bombed defies experience, and if being bombed...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
... reputation in world literature based, to this extent, on translations of his work, and as with most such clichés, this has a certain observable truth to it. Modern Greek is, of course, a “small” literary language, with, relatively speaking, a minuscule number of speakers and readers. But, with its connection...
boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., and Buffalo in the United States. As we continued our expansive research into contemporary forms of the far right, we also, not surprisingly, began to delve more and more into the literary, political, theoretical, and philosophical archives of Euro-American fascisms of an earlier era. As our research...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as the sum of its / devices & subject matters” ( 1992 : 9). He later asks for a literary criticism “in which the inadequacy of our / explanatory paradigms is neither ignored / nor regretted but brought into fruitful play” (16). Even worse for the reviewer , he writes that, in his poems of the time...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 1–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of transcendence, in force by being enforced, not because anything is really awaiting us up there. Only a fabrication can be absolute for human beings,7 who are other- wise mired in the particularity of the given, cemented in place, as it were, by historical fantasies.8 It is this fact more than...
boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 May 2001
... —Herman Melville, Pierre; or, The Ambiguities 1 American literary criticism has been, and in some degree continues to be, disabled by its parochialism, a limitation that is primarily the conse- boundary 2 28:2, 2001. Copyright © 2001 by Duke University Press. 106 boundary 2...
boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 May 2003
... a stereotypical signature of the representational categories imprisoning thought surrounding this music. It also suggests the qualities of surprise, ﬂuidity, and mutation that are foregrounded in the structure and fabric of stronger musical articulations. boundary 2 30:2, 2003. Copyright © 2003 by Duke...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 August 2009
.../ literary life (such as those defining dominant conceptions of gen- der/genre and racial/national/linguistic identity). “Compulsory able- bodiedness” requires that translated texts function as docile bodies that reinforce dominant cultural norms of genred, raced, and classed...