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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
... desire, only that to identify with him is to identify with nothing. The “nothingness” in Sartre’s Being and Nothingness (1943) had designated the freedom of the human subject, vested by this indeterminate negativity with the wretched capacity for free will, but Wallace saw it other- wise.35...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of humanism, Spanos’s long career of distinguished work continues to vivify the human condition in the name of the Heideggerian “nothing.” The uniqueness of the Spanos legacy is its idiosyncratic originality: for example, Spanos’s brand of poststructuralism is not compatible with what has come to be known...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 107–112.
Published: 01 November 2021
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 43–46.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Jim Merod Duke University Press 2005 Lindsay Waters on de Man: On Nothing’s Aftermath Jim Merod Nothing, whether deed, word, thought, or text, ever happens in rela- tion, positive or negative, to anything...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of cheating, a loading of the dice. The second taboo concerns the poet's tossing “sweet nothings” into a poem, delicious turns of phrase that don't mean anything. Again, critical readers generally take this to be a cheat. My article explores why readers of poetry should be more open to the sentimental...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... An implication of Benjamin’s presentation of Kafka is that all study should be Kafkan. This essay will endeavor to indicate what might be entailed by study that is Kafkan in Benjamin’s sense. Themes to be addressed are the following: the justice of aligning study with nothing, the physicality offsetting myths...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 139–161.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Richard Purcell If President Barack Obama crystallizes the intersection of postrace and postblack idealism, nothing has exposed the fraught relationship between the two than the shooting death of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. What Trayvon Martin’s death has brought...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 67–86.
Published: 01 August 2011
... all along been (nothing but) (Hindu) tolerance. If tolerance is integral to the rhetoric of Hinduism, historically it has been equally integral to the rhetoric of secular nationalism. Both Hinduism and Hindutva are modern constructs, and although different in their interpretation of the attitude...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., is complex and worth tracking, not from 1912 but from 1910, with the transitional Bilboquet , in which the very nature of art-making is interrogated. Nothing less than the nature of art and the love of art are at the heart of this adventure. Following Duchamp's path from Bilboquet onward yields insights...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that are capable of being seen, including the other’s eye], if they believe that they are seeing a gaze rather than eyes, at least to that extent, to that extent as such, they are seeing nothing, then, nothing that can be seen, nothing visible. Away from all visibility, they founder...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 29–66.
Published: 01 August 2003
...—is the nothingness of being that the truth of Being as it is understood by American instrumentalist thinking will have nothing to do with. But it is more than that. It is also those phantasmic ‘‘Othersthe invisible Vietnamese insurgents—who...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 217–233.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., absolutely. DP: —­that Ishmael was in the neighborhood of zero. WS: That is so true. DP: But is Ishmael’s narrative a mode of errancy that bears witness to his releasement to nothing in the ways you suggest, or has his very act of narrating, his way of recollecting...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 63–77.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., it should enlist the services of the voice. —Mladen Dolar, A Voice and Nothing More In A Voice and Nothing More, Mladen Dolar rereads Walter Benjamin’s plea for “historical materialism” to enlist the services of the- ology in order to win the struggle against capitalist domination...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 231–254.
Published: 01 November 2021
... large that it is more favorable for it to grow than to shrink back to nothing. This thermodynamic phase transition is the Language poetry movement. And L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine, coedited by Bernstein, “a poet of the pataquerulous kind,” with Andrews, published its first issue in 1978, became...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 133–155.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., Melville’s novel was anticipating the Copernican revolu- tion Martin Heidegger inaugurated when he retrieved ‘‘the nothing’’ that the discourse of modernity ‘‘wishes to know nothing about 1 Taking my point of departure from this reconstellation of Melville’s novel out of the discur- sive domain in which...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 17–30.
Published: 01 February 2014
...; a table lit- tered with glasses, half-empty­ bottles, leftover food, and cigarette butts; the Vesna tape recorder; two loaded Kalashnikovs leaning against the wall; and two cops, sweaty from sleep, on the same narrow bed, in nothing but long johns—no, not gay: cousins, relatives, Ivan Mykuliak...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... This performance is always ephemeral, if nothing else because its object is groundless. It has to be constantly reperformed, each time anew, discontinuously even if constantly, repeated in utter singu- larity, untimely, ungrounded. The reality of this performance resides in its virtuality. Such real...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
... or the gnashing of teeth, and not one calling for elegies or laments at the sight of a world forever disappearing into nothingness. This “rhythm” that Benjamin says is that of “messianic nature” is simply and completely “happiness.” Benjamin is not dismissing the fact that nothing in life is so difficult...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 May 2001
...William V. Spanos Duke University Press 2001 Pierre’s Extraordinary Emergency: Melville and ‘‘the Voice of Silence Part 1 William V. Spanos Anxiety reveals the nothing. —Martin Heidegger, ‘‘What Is Metaphysics...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... an unfree and unequal world: not only male domination but capitalism, imperi- alism, anti- Semitism, anti- Blackness, and white supremacy. The provoca- tion and challenge harbored in nothing are to build and protect a more human something. For her, nothingness will also come back to the themes of choice...