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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in encouraging me to share this work more broadly. Finally, the suggestions made by the anonymous reviewers for boundary 2 have been crucial to my rethinking certain key moments in the essay. A Matter of Light and Shade: Fiction and Criticism in R. K. Narayan’s Malgudi...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Matters of Life: A Review of Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life Eli Friedlander Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life is a rich and thoughtful book. It is meticulous in collecting the anecdotes, documents, and testimonies of Benjamin’s existence...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 14–17.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Colin Dayan © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Nelson Mandela on Nightline; or, How Palestine Matters Mandela’s funeral was on December 15, the same day that final votes were cast for the American Studies Association resolution answering “the call of Palestinian civil society...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Mifflin . boundary 2 48:1 (2021) DOI 10.1215/01903659-8821413 © 2021 by Duke University Press Language Matters Howard Eiland Words often understand themselves better than do those who use them. Friedrich Schlegel, On Incomprehensibility Our topic is the manifestly commonplace yet highly equivocal...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 169–197.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Robert Meister Duke University Press 2005 Anticipatory Regret: Can Free Speech Be Protected When It Matters? Robert Meister 1 When the nation is in peril—or believes itself to be—so are civil lib- erties. This is the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... Drawing on Karl Marx's and Sigmund Freud's theories of fetishism, but also taking into account Jacques Derrida's generalization of the very concept of fetish, Szendy then suggests that the condition of possibility for musicality in general (or cinematicity, for that matter) is a certain type of striated...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... behalf of the Chinese people. The argument I present is that, no matter how diverse their political goals, state representatives and dissidents share a common intellectual ancestry in the Confucian language of moral exemplarity. A large part of the discussion revolves around the Confucian notion of...
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boundary 2 (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 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... why questioning the historical uses and transformations of the word tragedy and the notion of the “tragic” may be important today. Such an effort matters not just for theater critics or historians but also for anyone who wishes to discover the active links between these normative generic concepts and...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
... fore is what contemporary intellectuals are attempting to think when they think postblackness and, for that matter, postrace. What way of understanding race knowledge in our present does postblackness offer us, especially in a postrace era? The answer: both blindness and insight. Through a meditation...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Spanish. While he notes that today’s younger readers possess breathtaking agility in identifying the key subject matters and problems of a text, he found their way of interacting with a text “endlessly puzzling.” Against a backdrop of the various methods and theories of reading from the past...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Cavafy's knowledge of Arabic, the essay demonstrates his affinities and solidarities with Egyptians under colonial duress as witnessed in the choice of subject matter and in the intertextual Greek-Egyptian folkloric resonances in his poem “27 June 1906, 2 P.M.” Analyzing how the poem's tropes and...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., philhellenism and Orientalism become one. Cavafy responds to imperial philhellenism by rejecting its triumphalism and exploring matters of colonial displacement. The emphasis on Hellenistic states in fragmentation displaces the canonical veneration of classical antiquity. Cavafy looks at empire topographically...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): iii.
Published: 01 May 2011
... readers’ comments and advice as we try to develop exchanges over the issues that matter to our audience and contributors. The web page is very much a work in progress, so we ask for patience as well as help in its development.—Ed. ...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 111–115.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... in matters of correspondence, the body is tragically absent. “in matters of correspondence, the body is tragically absent.” “in matters of correspondence, the body is tragically absent...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Behind this issue lies a question the editors hoped would provoke skillful writing: Does attention to language matter anymore? Since espe- cially the 2008 financial crisis and increasingly over time, critical and cul- tural studies have moved away from the traditional literary focus of national and...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 159–162.
Published: 01 August 2002
... of the few passersby he could see. But what matters now are not the dreams of that stevedore of the sad tropics; what matters is not the headless wandering phantom...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 77–78.
Published: 01 November 2015
...C. S. Giscombe © 2015 by C. S. Giscombe 2015 On Race and Innovation Dossier / Giscombe 77 C. S. Giscombe Black River, 2 Shout against a door like it was water; but no, in fact it’s just instruction or admonitory delight and, no matter what, a...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 205–206.
Published: 01 May 2016
...: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Brown, Simone. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Cavarero, Adriana, and Angelo Scola. Thou Shalt Not Kill: A Political and Theologi- cal Dialogue. Translated...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 November 2017
... studied how knowledge itself, often no matter where it emerges, has internalized militarization as one of its conditions of existence. Clear instances of the first line of investigation would be drone science and its applications or the use of anthropological and cultural knowledge in war zones...