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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 111–123.
Published: 01 November 2022
... thought. Her Thoreau is a prophet with a freshly thought‐out message about how perpetual mourning drives the perpetual renewal of life, about the importance of disindividualizing, and about the persistence of life at its most basic and elemental level. Arsić shows how, once we learn to see and hear...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., marking a perverse culmi- nation in the guise of war in perpetuity. For Japan, in its strange occupation of both ends of the continuum of alliance with and opposition to the United Ivy / Total War and the Japanese Thing 139 States, war becomes the starting point (and end...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of visibility as well as the spectral projection (“man whose perpetual selfies occupy its screen (Alfred Hitchcock dismissed movies as “pictures of people talk- ing The trauma is not, in the Freudian lexicon, this or that violation from the world (such as war), but the ill and trauma of this originary...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
... performance on around-the-world roads, and a perpetual ludic metamorphosis that had allowed him to transform his given small-town Jewish self of Robert Allan Zimmerman into the writer the Nobel Prize Committee on Literature recognized in 2016 as the world poet Bob Dylan. In this interview, Dylan explained his...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of politics altogether, or at least politics as Honig understands it, through her engagement with the work of Hannah Arendt and Jacques Rancière, as a space of creativity, conflict, and action. Honig has a name for the way in which appropriations of Antigone qua mourner (especially mourning mother...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
...) by it to become one with the “secret,” carried by the winds of the universe of understanding. In a way, the remarks that follow should illustrate the double law of general relativity and test it at the same time. And yet, there are still two things we have not read in Borges’s text: mourning...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 203–228.
Published: 01 May 2001
... word or an infinite scream. Its dimensions are located in the chal- lenge posed to the psyche by a traumatic experience and the subsequent repetition and deferral that constitute the work of mourning. These psy- chic dimensions of the unspeakable are echoed in the taboos or injunc- tions against...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35–65.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., the singular power of Opus 133 gives way to the inaugural Adagio of the concluding quartet, the C-sharp Minor (Op. 131). If the somewhat aban- doned Grosse Fugue seems to be a cascade of admonitory questions, it nonetheless opens paradoxically into mournful ecstasy that sustains...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 119–156.
Published: 01 November 2019
... struggle s failure as inherently imminent, challenging representa- tions of revolution as failed as well as past and therefore closed (Beverley 2009; Tadiar 2009: 337). Within this framework, I analyze the political ramifications of what Nelly Richard has called a state of suspended mourning...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 February 2007
...  boundary 2  /  Spring 2007 of the need for a perpetual frontier between wilderness and civilization, the unending violent struggle it entails with a usually defeatable “enemy” who always threatens the “fulfillment” of the errand, which was the essen- tial means by which their civilization...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
... out the possibility of war in the future. A perpetual peace, as Kant calls it, which would remove entirely the possibility of war as a modality of relations between states, can only be achieved by overcoming the state of nature between them. Kant writes, speaking of sovereign states, that just like...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 191–208.
Published: 01 February 2005
... and Human Rights 195 only be preserved by a new branch of expertise devoted to its redemption. This was our version of the ‘‘salvage’’ model (James Clifford’s term)—the repeated rescue of culture or cultures perpetually imagined as on the brink of extinction—that did so much to legitimate...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in “the home of revenge and redress”: Of course this too was preceded by mournful trumpeting. The next moment, the curtain was raised and she emerged. She wore a red jacket and a long black sleeveless coat, her long hair was in disorder, two strings...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of the human that perpetuate the devaluing of blackness, this essay examines, through an analysis of Parks’s play and Walker’s cutout, what I call an aesthetic of “disalienation,” which loosens the hold of ever-present racial signifiers ready to reinscribe racist formulations of blackness. Through their acts...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., Mount Buz- ludzha, 1981. Photo by Nikola Mihov. From the series Forget Your Past: Communist-­Era Monuments in Bulgaria, 2009–2012. Others argue that the monuments should be preserved because they still function as sites of celebration, mourning, and historical memory. On September 9...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 29–46.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of theory,” to paraphrase Stuart Hall, have congealed into a melancholic moment. Not a moment of mourn- ing, because, as Freud reminds us, mourning is about overcoming, and in overcoming, we confront the ethical problem of how to deal with the past. Instead, we seem to be in a moment in critical...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the outcome of the struggle would be.” Rose says “there is something not quite right” about these lines, asking, “What nationalist party, victorious in war, is appalled . . . and mourns its victims?” (PN, 128). 11. “They were not, as I saw it, my readers, so much as readers of their own selves, my...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... by a perpetual writing that does not presume or seek redemp- tion, because there is no perspective from which to observe and mourn the loss of a privileged past. With hüzün, then, we have the designation of an attitude that is fundamentally a function of modernity...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 133–153.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with the human—thereby perpetuating Descartes' (other) error, the assumption that animals and/or machines can react but not respond . Finally, the article considers the Voyager Golden Record—a collection of images and audio, curated by NASA in 1977 for the edification of would-be curious extraterrestrials...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... abstract formulations” with the not entirely salubrious effect of affirming an image of the self as perpetually turned toward God but locked in struggle and competition with others. Xia’s view reflects the enormous popularity, among mainland Chinese intellectuals in the 1980s and early...