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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 109–127.
Published: 01 May 2002
...David Palumbo-Liu Multiculturalism Now: Civilization, National Identity, and Difference Before and After September 11th David Palumbo-Liu The events of September 11th and following have been shocking be- yond belief. For me, part...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 191–197.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Kevin McLaughlin Duke University Press 2003 y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 195 of 224 6808 boundar Benjamin Now: Afterthoughts on The Arcades Project Kevin McLaughlin...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Lindsay Waters Lindsay Waters 2005 Is Now the Time for Paul de Man? An Address to Members of the Modern Language Association on the Twentieth Anniversary of Paul de Man’s Death Lindsay Waters And so let us then—by light...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
... was radically subversive. But why should we need, or even be interested in, Lucretius now? Greenblatt’s narrative is not new, and in it he misinterprets the role atomism plays in our lives. Atomism is no longer a liberating idea; this essay argues that it is the very thing that incapacitates us today. The Right...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2022
... we meet a different world. The articles that follow, gleaned from cooperative reflection, testify to a mode of intellectual activity seemingly—or, at least for now—bygone. For a thinker much attuned to the collective ferment of the bacchanal, Brown may have found today's global condition fateful...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Tom Looser For some time now, Japan has been teetering on the point of fundamental, historical transformation. Neoliberalist contractions, natural catastrophes, and the nuclear disaster have contributed to an era of crisis that is local to Japan, while they are also an ongoing bellwether of global...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Colin Dayan In the dark drama and shock tactics of the Trump White House, I found myself obsessed with Dorothy Dandridge, a woman I had been quite unaware of until now. In following her traces, I recall the South in the sixties, race discrimination and raw hate, as well as recognize her particular...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht For some years now, inside observers have felt that literary studies has arrived at a moment of stagnation. Not only has a fifty-year-long sequence of changing “paradigms” come to a standstill since the final years of the twentieth century; not only are we longing for new...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Christian Bök Current writers among the avant-garde have begun to subvert the romantic bastions of sublime creativity and eminent authorship by adopting both piracy and parody as sovereign, aesthetic values. Such exponents of what critics have now dubbed “conceptual literature” disavow the lyrical...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
...R. A. Judy “Literature,” Orhan Pamuk once remarked, “is the greatest treasure we, humanity, have to discuss and to understand ourselves; and now, the most popular, most intelligent, most flexible form of literature today, in the last two hundred years in fact, is the great art of the novel...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2012
...” evangelicalism plays in American political and cultural life. Using Erich Auerbach’s understanding of “passio” as a guide, I suggest ways in which Ellison’s novel figures a worldly vision of human passion and belonging that is a rebuttal to the ultranationalist evangelicalism of the eighties and now. Book...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., a growing transparency of the world, where life of faraway people fascinates and attracts. Such a spatial disposition, where the object of desire always slips away into a different space, at the same time accessible and out of reach for now, supplies the fuel for the capitalist machine. It seems...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 119–145.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Christi Ann Merrill This essay offers a response—part plea, part protest—to recent events in Pakistan, looking to Agha Shahid Ali's lyrical translation of an Urdu poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz that asks compellingly, “Friends, what will happen now?” Faiz in his day ignored Eisenhower's empty talk...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 69–86.
Published: 01 February 2012
... independence, just like March 20, 1956 (Independence Day), or April 9, 1938. This key date will go down not only in the collective Tunisian memory, but also in the memory of the world as a turning point in modern history. Looking at what is happening in Tunisia now, one cannot help but ask how revolutions...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137–165.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Mohamed-Salah Omri The most famous slogan chanted in Tunisia in January, then in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria, is a reincarnation of opening lines of the poem “The Will of Life,” written in 1933 by the Tunisian poet Abou el-Kasem Chebbi (1909–1934), which now form the closing part of Tunisia’s...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 179–201.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Arne DeBoever This review essay critically assesses Peter Sloterdijk’s book Rage and Time (2006), starting from his more recent book on the welfare state, Die nehmende Hand und die gebende Seite (2010). Both of these texts are part of a by now extensive body of work—rooted in the thought...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of this experience, as elaborated here, speak in and through every word of his work and as such have formative power for the future because everyday life now is, as the title of this memoir declares, In the Neighborhood of Zero , that is, ever on the verge of extinction. What other critic’s work of the last half...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 23–35.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., which increasingly were seen as distant and abstract manifestations. The response to the historical event was to individualize experience. Survivors were driven to recall the lives they had once known and lived through at the level of the everyday. They were now forced to endure the unanticipated...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in this essay. But I also consider another: the emergence of new practices for postmortem care/memorial that relieve social intimates (notably family) of the responsibilities of tending to the dead. In an era where privatization and “self-responsibility” now extend to death, how does sociality get played out...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to this post-Catholic crisis. If for over a century the central source of the Irish self was Catholic self-denial, new forms of “Irishness” and selfhood are now emerging, in a very different religious idiom. Two major features of the new spiritualism—the belief in an authentic core of self, and the equation...