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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on a trip he made to Afghanistan and Pakistan when he was twenty-two years old: An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or, How I Saved the World . I suggest that Vollmann's narrative persona, which he develops in Picture Show , is a reflexive representation of the American abroad as a well-intentioned failure...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
... against all.” While Hobbes intended that image as a justification for the quasi-absolute power of the political sovereign, those who most vigorously pursue cryptographic politics appear bent on realizing it as a welcome sociopolitical goal. To reject that vision, we need to adopt a different picture...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 159–219.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Serguei Alex. Oushakine Using children's picture books published in early Soviet Russia as its main visual and textual source, this essay explores the process of translation through which artists and writers adopted and adapted key Marxist ideas for illiterate or semiliterate audiences. © 2016...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
....” This was in elaboration of Pamuk's assessment of the art of the novel to be about “drawing a picture [of the world of others],” of “getting the world right through words as painters use colors.” Clearly, Pamuk's assessment belongs, albeit in a peculiar way, to the history of mimeticism that Stephen Halliwell traces from...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... The importance of this documentation is as a reflection of committed undertaking; it is a message addressed to the various leaders and institutions of civil society in this generation, but especially to those of future generations. Its readers will discern aspects of the new picture being drawn by the Tunisian...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... into a professorship of music at a small midwestern college and, despite his fears, poor personal relationships, and morbid obsession with lurid exhibits (reports and pictures) for his attic “Inhumanity Museum,” ends up escaping discovery, the loss of his job, and public censure. In the biggest irony of all, perhaps...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 127–143.
Published: 01 May 2017
... coding, compression, and format in an attempt to place them in a broader cultural and psychological context. By doing so, I hope to provide a clearer picture of who we are as musical beings and offer an alternate view of how musical formats serve us. I refine Sterne's format theory to include the idea...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2020
... their conditions of possibility. The focus is on three words, three figures of thought in Fletcher’s work: daemon , central to his picture of allegorical agency, its compulsive, almost supernatural character; gnome , or the gnomic , a name for what’s most secret, most difficult, and yet most fundamental...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jason McGrath In Chinese performance arts, one thing that was largely abandoned in the shift from traditional drama to motion pictures was the suppositionality of Chinese operatic performance, and the transition to digital cinema, particularly in the case of big‐budget blockbusters that compete...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 127–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
... it is not? The enemy now is not the old picture of visual imaging as pursued in a state of trance-like­ removal from human concerns, but the parody notion we have come to live with of its belonging to the world, its incorporation into it, its being “fully part” of a certain image...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 13–30.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., depending on our ‘‘picture-taking’’ needs. Some nights, when we stop at a hotel, Great Mongol sings. He goes to karaoke bars (repetition boxes, in Cantonese), where he performs pop songs: ‘‘New York, New York’’ à la Frank Sinatra...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 243–270.
Published: 01 May 2022
... planes to organize the pictorial rendition of the landscape or world outside. This has the effect of collapsing nearness and distance into each other, although elements of the picture can often be read in terms of a standard receding projection. It is this mixture of optical geometries that makes...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to the fullest. A man could never take such pictures—they are terrific. Photography itself has to have masculinity, but women appear to have more masculinity than men these days.3 Drawing on the observation that women’s photography centered on portraying relationships, critics...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 February 2000
... mode—cannot finally accommodate to its instrumentalist ‘‘world picture The singular event of Vietnam—its recalcitrant refusal to be reduced to ‘‘war in generalwould deconstruct the dominant American culture’s represen...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 125–153.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Marina Pérez de Mendiola Duke University Press 2004 Mexican Contemporary Photography: Staging Ethnicity and Citizenship Marina Pérez de Mendiola 1. Prologue: Come Take a Picture of Yourself The slogan Ven y tómate la foto...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 229–234.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... And it—this ongoing war—persists like a shadow in our own pictures of the work at hand. Stevens wrote that “the imagination and society are inseparable,” that there is “a violence from within that protects us from a violence with- out” and that “the expression of it, the sound of its words, helps us...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and then with reference to film; the Oxford American Dictionary defines the adjective as follows: “(of a movie, a television or radio program, or photography) using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a fac- tual record or report.” As such, Tyrus Miller reminds us, the documentary...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 251–263.
Published: 01 February 2021
... ahead? My overall picture looks like this: we need to work harder if we are ever going to leave the twentieth century behind us. It may be over, if you just look at the calendar, but it persists in our heads. The kind of thinking that dominated the minds of the elite in the West from seminar rooms...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 38–46.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 who they are  the women pictured in black & white...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Lee.) Like the great nineteenth-century realists he alludes to, Franzen insists that the novel can and must take “the big picture” into account even if doing so will not have the effect that Zola or Sinclair or Stowe once had. This is an ambition he himself has...