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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 65–77.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Charles Bernstein Abstract St. Petersburg new media artist, writer, literary scholar, and translator (PhD in literary theory from Herzen State University) Natalia Fedorova published this interview with Bernstein in Russian in Translit (Moscow), a key journal of innovative poetics, in 2013...
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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 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of literalism has long been exploded by various branches of philosophy and literary-cultural theory. The fundamentalists posit a primordial—and mythical—“literal” meaning of the Qur'an that has never in fact been articulated. The so-called fundamentalists wish to ignore both history and the necessity...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 207–235.
Published: 01 February 2021
... about our world. These novel modes of perception and cognition are, Fletcher contends, naturally anticipated by literary creation and theories of it—hence the book’s title, The Topological Imagination . Half of my essay is consequently devoted to fleshing out the larger contexts of Fletcher’s...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 1–6.
Published: 01 August 2021
... that cut across literary studies, intellectual history, social theory, political theory, film studies, social movements, and feminism, among other fields. The issue serves simultaneously as a primer on and a contribution to our understanding of how the 2008 global financial crisis has impacted social...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... humanist criticism and con- temporary theory. Much work has subsequently been done on Said s complexly human- ist relationship to literary theory. See, for one of many possible examples that reconsid- ers Said and Jacques Derrida in light of their respective oeuvres, Karavanta and Morgan 2008. 6. Oxford...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 211–213.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and Western Philosophy (1999) and two translated volumes of Urdu poetry. His latest book is a volume of his own poetry, Shades of Islam: Poems for a New Century (Kube Publishing, 2010). He teaches in the English Department at Rutgers Univer- sity, and his interests include 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 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Brooke Holmes Bonnie Honig’s recently published book, Antigone, Interrupted , is a significant new contribution to ongoing debates in philosophy, political theory, and literary studies about the reception of Sophocles’s Antigone . This review analyzes the strengths of Honig’s readings, the theory...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 249–251.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., “The Postnational Novel: Literary Configurations of Community in the Anglophone Novel of the Twenty-­First Century.” Ubaraj Katawal is assistant professor of English at Valdosta State University. He specializes in contemporary British and Anglophone literature and literary theory. His essays have appeared...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of many books, including, most recently, The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects, and Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value. He has just completed a book adapting Ludwig Wittgenstein’s arguments circumscribing knowledge to literary theory...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for the productivity of literary form at the level of the line and for the neutralization and appropriation of that productivity across circuits of commodification, translation, and journalistic-scholarly “appreciation”? © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 poetics philosophy literary theory formalism...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Bruce Robbins “Do Something, Quick!” lays out some of the formal qualities of the philosophical example considered as a literary genre, the subject of the three essays that follow. This introduction takes Adam Smith’s famous imagining of a hypothetical earthquake in China, from The Theory of Moral...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Dai Jinhua; Lennet Daigle The logic behind the fluctuating fortunes of Chinese intellectuals in the early PRC—from hero to scapegoat, prisoner to honored guest—is clarified by examining both the representations of intellectuals in literary and cinematic fictions of the period, and the writing...
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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 (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 (2005) 32 (1): 243–245.
Published: 01 February 2005
.... Contributors 245 Miguel Tamen is professor of literary theory and director of the program in literary theory at the University of Lisbon. He is also a regular visiting professor at the Uni- versity of Chicago and was recently a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. His latest book is Friends...
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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 (2023) 50 (2): 223–224.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Journal of Postcolonial Studies . Copyright ©2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Valerio Amoretti is a Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University. He writes on object-relations theory, literary theory, and neuroscience. Devan Bailey recently completed his PhD...