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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., philhellenism and Orientalism become one. Cavafy responds to imperial philhellenism by rejecting its triumphalism and exploring matters of colonial displacement. The emphasis on Hellenistic states in fragmentation displaces the canonical veneration of classical antiquity. Cavafy looks at empire topographically...
boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the wayward paths of Greek modernity. It therefore presents a rare opportunity for a series of reconsiderations of the tension between the poetic and the political, whether the co-incidence between Philhellenism and Orientalism that makes possible the colonization of the Hellenic ideal or the incapacity...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the slogan of the Philhellenes of the 1820s: “That Greece might still be free.” Young roman- tics from the halls of Oxford and Cambridge to freelancers like Goethe and Pushkin assumed the Mediterranean society of the 1820s to be a cipher of their idealized classical model. Ironically, the culture hero...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 41–57.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and ruled Egypt by it for twenty-four years (which incidentally may have literary repercussions, as this particular Roman title makes frequent appearances in Cavafy's poetry, as, for example, in the poems “Philhellene,” “Tomb of Lanes,” and “The Rest Shall I Tell in Hades to Those Below”). But the Roman...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of the foreign, the strange(r), but also a world in which Mer- rill’s own otherness could flourish in innumerable ways. But from the outset, Merrill resisted the philhellenic idealization of Greece that poets and artists indulged in since the eighteenth century. (In this sense, too, he acted in per- fect...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... these questions. It opened the way toward an understanding of the philological invention of the native, as the immediate consequence of a redefinition of classical philology in the age of “philhellenism.” For a comparison of the Greek and Ser- bian case, see Claudia Hopf, Sprachnationalismus in Serbien und...