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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 7–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... is saturated with memory, death, and nostalgia. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 mimicry Anglophilia commerce museums exile In 2013, the year honoring C. P. Cavafy 150 years after his birth, the Greek treasury minted a commemorative five-euro coin imprinted with the poet's image...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
...,” in her All the Difference in the World: Post- coloniality and the Ends of Comparison (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007), 247. Of the voluminous critical work on Walcott in general, I would single out Rei Terada’s Derek Walcott’s Poetry: American Mimicry (Boston: Northeastern...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 97–117.
Published: 01 August 2005
... preserves the old as the mediated. If it were to proceed accord- ing to the schema of sheer flow and indiscriminate vitality (Lebendigkeit), then it would degrade itself to a replica of the amorphous structure of nature, which it should not sanction through mimicry, but surpass through cogni- tion...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
... according to four sets: mimesis (games of mimicry); ilinx (games of vertigo); agon (games of combat); and alea (games of chance).20 Cognitive writing (with its demand for a realistic depiction of subjective experience) might thus be a game of mimesis; automatic writing (with its...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and are the common experience of numerous social groups in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries across the British colonial world. The sociocultural paradigm of such a formation is “mimicry,” which, as Bhabha argued more than three and a half decades ago, introduces an ambivalence in identity (see...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... mimicry was perpetuated through a wish-­fulfilling cultural assimilation that rested on the assumption of shared racial and civilizational affinity with the West. Although Eastern European cultures did not directly participate in actual territorial imperialism, the hierarchical division between...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 67–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... subjectivity.” Instead, each video consists of a single moment of sound. On the left, the sharp sound of the hammer smashing the “mammy” figurine raps loudly against the table. On the right, the only sound to be heard comes at a pivotal moment, during Wilson's final act of mimicry before the film loops back...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 August 2016
... (London: Verso, 2010), 78; hereafter cited parenthetically as STF. Bardawil / Socialist Lebanon’s World and Ours 315 Islamism “enables political discourses that are modern in their own terms, rather than as a failed mimicry of the West” (TPT, 51–52). Buck-­Morss con- stitutes...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 21–32.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of Africa: Griots, the quick owe the quick and the dead / A man owes man to man 8 To this a chorus of white supremacist ‘‘parrots’’ (birds of mimicry, not only of prey) responds in French, with Hegel’s/Gobineau’s observation that Africa is the only conti- nent without history. Thomas interpolates...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., distant facts down cold.” Refusing, narratively, to main- tain the cautious sense of cultural distance expressed here, the dialect sections of Infinite Jest have difficulty differentiating themselves from the long tradition of disrespectful racial mimicry in US culture. See Mark Costello and David...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... again” (Heaney 1975: 51, 54). Gamble’s meditation on self-silencing­ bodies, animal and tex- tual, extends Heaney’s reflection on the violent passivity of platitudinous speech. Its strategies of replication struggle to circumvent the ever-­watchful global eye through mimicry, just as Heaney’s...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 1–24.
Published: 01 November 2020
... it in his peculiar primitive but distinctive fashion (1961b: 79). In this recursive tape recording about tape recording, we find a primal scene of human- animal contact, in which the border between mechanical mimicry and mischievous mockery is unclear. (Media like themselves best as content.) Unfortunately...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 41–57.
Published: 01 May 2021
... through comparison, identification, and even mimicry, flourished in Cavafy's time and provided the chief rationale for historical research in the British imperial context (Vasunia 2013 : 152–53). In what follows, I will describe some aspects of this wide-ranging process of collective transfer (i.e...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 29–48.
Published: 01 May 2020
... visual perspective, he also emulates the hym- nic diction (complete with Homeric hexameters), the Hellenistic allu- sions and the mythical imagery that properly belong to Aschen- bach s consciousness. This stylistic contagion technically a form of free indirect style has often been mistaken for [mimicry...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 201–225.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of modernization (capitalist development) with modern- ism and Europe. Its ‘‘modernizing’’ (N, 93) ambitions represented the sub- stitution of a genuine modernism of autonomous thought and action with a project of mere ‘‘mimicry one that was ‘‘louder’’ and more ‘‘literal’’ than the original (N, 94). While...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 271–294.
Published: 01 May 2022
... ambivalence and discursive disturbance.” Something like this occurs in inverting the assignation of tolerance as something exercised not by the stronger but by the weaker. The patience of the dispossessed has about it something of mimicry (another of Bhabha's terms), an adoption of forbearance that is almost...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 145–169.
Published: 01 August 2023
.... Can the Western academy understand the Qurʾan, at least more generally, as an authentic confirmation of Abrahamic monotheism? Can it end its disparagement of the Qurʾan as a mere copy or a heretical mimicry of the biblical tradition and instead see it as a commentary on and a continuation of that very...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
... form that allows scope for my impulse to turn things around and look at them from another perspective. So that’s part of it. Another thing is I have a fairly sticky ear. I’m a pretty good mimic, and the mimicry is not just at the level of dialogue and voice but also what I hear...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 47–73.
Published: 01 August 2004
... as conqueror and mas- ter’’ (59) (i.e., the stuff of history), on which he grounds his sense of worth. The black man’s vanity, on the other hand, is an emptiness masked by an inflated opinion of self based solely on the sudden granting of suffrage, and expressed only through mimicry...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 219–248.
Published: 01 February 2016
... a simultaneous recognition of its negation” (C, 103; MEGA, 709). In 1873, the time of the “postface,” Marx could reflect that his contempt for the easy dismissal of Hegel had led him to stylistic mimicry, admitting that he had “coquetted with the mode of expression peculiar to him” in the chap- ter...