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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 15–32.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Bruce Robbins War photography, a pervasive aspect of the militarization of everyday life, seems to work on the commonsensical premise that the world needs to know in order to be able to make proper decisions, in order to act. But what happens when war photographs age, when the events they recorded...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
... communities that have unraveled in the wake of the long recession. Female photographers, however, rejected this interpretation. Building on this tension, I make two arguments in the essay. First, I claim that critics projected onto women's photography their own nostalgia for the economic high-growth era...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 143–155.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... Decades later, an urban development project unearthed the unremembered and perhaps unwanted remains of a legion of Imperial Japanese soldiers. This essay explores the collaboration between the photographer Higa Toyomitsu and the material remains of the dead as they come together in a creative effort to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay studies the particular conjunction of documentation (“hard facts”) and highly wrought lyric verse and prose in Susan Howe's book The Midnight , a collage text consisting of historical extracts, archival fragments, biographical information, photographs, drawings, cited...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 17–30.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yuri Andrukhovych In this excerpt from the novel Twelve Circles , photographer Karl-Joseph Zumbrunnen takes leave of his earthly body and experiences an unexpected lightness of being. It is just before dawn on Easter Sunday, but he does not turn toward the resurrection of the rising sun; he sets...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2004) 31 (3): 125–153.
Published: 01 August 2004
... terms: ‘‘The election registration pro- gramintroduces the entire country to an apparently novel element: the inclusion of a color photographic portrait of the voter. The image, constituted like a parapet against the possibility of fraud, should also assure the trans- I thank Panivong Norindr, Rey...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
...?” Vollmann was planning a journey to Afghanistan, which the Soviet Union had invaded in 1979, and to the Afghan refugee camps over the border in Pakistan. He wanted to document—and, by doing so, help— both Afghan refugees and mujahideen fighters, creating a slide show of photographs...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 38–46.
Published: 01 November 2015
... hugged features You had to lift your arms out for the poster photograph You had to leave your arms out to show your Circus Daring to say you chose this To say you are flying flying  fucking flying on the small French motorbike  Hair also flying and a glamour shot smile I ask Diệp to tell me...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 241–243.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. Wang, Xiaojue. Modernity with a Cold War Face: Reimagining the Nation in Chi- nese Literature across the 1949 Divide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2013. Wright, Christopher. The Echo of Things: The Lives of Photographs in the Solomon...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2002) 29 (3): 31–42.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., not even an ordinary photograph, hurled into oblivion, he was painfully devoured by a disease that was the scourge of the century. I remember him on a street in Havana asking the time...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2003) 30 (3): 141–155.
Published: 01 August 2003
... Kroeber only from his professional writing and sometimes intimidating photographs, and think of him as a solemn intellectual always concentrated on professional concerns. That is about the exact opposite of the man I knew as my...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 123–138.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., Local History “marks” its author’s race by including a photograph of Hunt on the back cover. More ambiguous—and thus a perfect emblem of Hunt’s work in this book—is the very first blurb on the back cover. Written by Harryette Mullen, a black poet whose own work functions as a radical...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 37–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... occurrences. None of us had ever seen him. The photographs on protest plac- ards were taken before he was imprisoned at Robben Island. My first imag- ining of Mandela was after watching Mandela (1987), the film with Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard. This may have been my first political film. Every...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 155–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
... House, 2004): “There was a large outdoor area where platforms were lined up under a tarp canopy. The platforms were covered in dry bones collected from the sur- rounding area. The bones were organized by type—all limbs together, all skulls lined up together, as one sees in photographs from Cambodia...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2008
... to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, during which photographs were deliberately misinter- preted with unprecedented disregard; yet the passage also refers, perhaps more directly, to contemporary scandals that involved journalists who planted pro-administration articles in the commercial media at the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2001) 28 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 February 2001
... that tries to remain equally faithful to all of these points of view? llll Is La Jetée a film, and if not, how does what we view compare to the medium of film? What does La Jetée have to say about film? The first photograph: a tower at Orly Airport, on the jetty. Another look: two...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2001) 28 (2): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2001
... an image is alienated from its usual con- text, we know not what we see. The fire becomes beautiful in its photograph. The man is beaten and seen as fitting into some order’’ (108). Osman does not resolve this paradox easily, since it ultimately implicates not only the so- cial but the aesthetic...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 125–132.
Published: 01 August 2001
... gloves off. It was cool, finally, and nobody jumped. A roof of air spoke softly. It was shaped like a doll maker’s hand. The moon, and flawless clouds, escaped. SHORT TAKE 16 There is an island, but it is a hat and a photograph of a hat, and breath—so tenuous— overhangs it as does an...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2007) 34 (1): 243–246.
Published: 01 February 2007
... is Hajime Mori Professor Emeritus of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is now preparing a book of critical photographs to be published in 2007. Aamir R. Mufti teaches comparative literature at UCLA. He is the author of Enlight- enment in the Colony: The Jewish...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 August 2009
... edition of Clairvoyant Journals features as a cover image the photograph of a grinning Weiner with the phrase “I SEE WORDS” writ- ten across her forehead. In this photograph, Weiner herself is a concrete poem. The text that follows does not re-create, as some would have it, her experience of...