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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Rashmi Bhatnagar; Renu Dube; Reena Dube Duke University Press 2004 Meera’s Medieval Lyric Poetry in Postcolonial India: The Rhetorics of Women’s Writing in Dialect as a Secular Practice of Subaltern Coauthorship and Dissent Rashmi Bhatnagar, Renu Dube, and Reena Dube...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 173–187.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Mariah Min Abstract This essay argues that “medieval race”—which has been gaining a recent foothold in medieval studies—is counterproductive as a concept because it occludes the mobility of race. Mobility here refers to the way that race takes on multiple forms within the same historical moment...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 189–209.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Anne Le Abstract Some medievalists use “medieval Orientalism” to address critiques of Edward Said's engagement with the Middle Ages in Orientalism. However, the author of this article argues that “medieval Orientalism” entrenches a divide between the Middle Ages and other time periods, which...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Sierra Lomuto Abstract This essay outlines the current challenges facing medieval studies by focusing on the deployment of “medieval” as a category for knowledge production. It argues that as the field confronts white supremacist medievalism and pushes for a global turn, it exposes...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 107–121.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Adam Miyashiro Abstract Debates in medieval studies about race and the global Middle Ages parallel past debates in comparative literature. Both comparative literature and medieval studies struggle with their Eurocentric origins while simultaneously trying to negotiate a non-Eurocentric approach...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 123–144.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh Abstract This essay explores the politics of disciplinarity in medieval studies by revisiting the author's own graduate medieval studies program at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with another graduate student, the author advocated for a more flexible...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 145–169.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Christopher Livanos; Mohammad Salama Abstract The medieval tendency to view Islam as a Christian heresy continues to influence Qurʾanic studies in the Western academy due to the academy's origins as a religious institution and the absence of systematic reckoning by contemporary scholars. Ludovico...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 83–103.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Michelle R. Warren Abstract As decades turn to centuries to millennia, the contemporary relationship with the past is increasingly medieval. This article takes the perspective of extreme long-term thinking to reexamine how medieval studies can interact with more contemporary fields. How might...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 211–231.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and the theories of attachment betrayed by identification with the medieval past. Turning away from the solicitations of the crusader and the sodomite, the essay excavates histories of emotional attachment to the leper, a medieval figure whose status as abject incarnation of historical distance helps reconfigure...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 233–246.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Elizabeth J. West Abstract In its special issue, “The ‘Medieval’ Undone: Imagining a New Global Past,” boundary 2 reveals connections of medieval studies beyond the field's self-declared boundary of 500 – 1500 AD. Though focusing on medieval studies, these essays underscore the field's long...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 57–81.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Julie Orlemanski Abstract This essay explores the issue's topic, “The ‘Medieval’ Undone: Imagining a New Global Past,” by asking what it has meant, and what it could yet mean, to be postmedieval. It does so by telling a specific institutional history, that of postmedieval: a journal of medieval...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 105–134.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Bolaño’s fascist preoccupation—visible from early works like the coauthored Consejos de un discípulo de Morrison a un fanático de Joyce (Advice from a Morrison disciple to a Joyce fan) and The Third Reich— in terms of Erich Auerbach’s elaboration of figura , the mode of medieval exegesis according to which...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 151–167.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., such as The Donation of Constantine . Waters claims that what was at stake was a shift from medieval holism as a frame of mind to modern atomism. He goes to the heart of the positive and the negative sides to the development of what he calls “bitsiness,” the systematic emphasis on the literal and the particular...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 33–55.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and medieval in academic Islamic discourse, and how such usage, made to “familiarize” non-European cultures to Anglophone, non-Muslim audiences, served to reinforce Orientalist notions of lack of progress and backwardness in Muslim-majority societies. Raharafii@gmail.com Copyright ©2023 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 247–248.
Published: 01 August 2023
... Copyright ©2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Shoshana Adler is assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University, specializing in medieval English literature, cultural histories of race, and queer theory. Her work is forthcoming in Exemplaria and The Routledge Companion to Global...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 February 2006
... expression of analogical parallels between differ- ent networks of iconic likeness. In setting up its correspondences between a certain story, let’s say, and a set of meanings (the significatio of medieval exegesis), the method usually gives a vague impression of system. As rheto- ricians ancient...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
... sensitivities sparked bans of artistic work. Here the argument is no longer grounded in the misty world of medieval theology. Mahmood instead attacks secu- lar forms of critique by historicizing them (a courtesy that is unfortunately not extended to Byzantine theology and culture). Perhaps more ominously...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
...), the Cassirerian Hans Blumenberg offered a differ- ent genealogy of the idea of progress, based on human self-­assertion in the face of late medieval theological absolutism. In his view, the Enlighten- ment did not transpose authentic Christian positions into secularized alien- ation from their source...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 May 2022
... closely at the cultures and civilizations of the ancient, medieval, and early modern Near East. Islam is not presented as an alien element fated to have been expelled from southern Europe. Likewise, Judaism and Jewish historical actors are not relegated to the fringes of Grafton and Bell's West...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 2006
... a long and unbroken tradition, beginning with the disintegra- tion of the medieval world and the emergence of intellectual, moral, and cultural ideas that together would eventually constitute the modern world. Strauss and his thought represent a fundamental rejection of this world. This critique...