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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
... argues that for most postcolonial literatures or literatures from emergent literary spaces (to use Pascale Casanova's term), literary value inheres as much in the teachability of the text as in whatever other aesthetic qualities it may possess. This means that the text's ability to illustrate, rework, or...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Eliot, and Melville. This, in turn, is related to the narrative mobility that makes so striking a feature of both works. In Global American Studies Imperial Eclecticism in Moby-Dick and Invisible Man: Literature in a Postcolonial Empire...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... expansion of postcolonial discourse to Europe’s own backyard needs to be matched by an expansion of research methods and objects. Postcolonial studies’ traditional commitment to theory and to textual analysis of literature and art cinema is beneficially complemented by engaging with popular media, such as...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Scott’s work and calls for replacing history with “postempiricism,” a possibility he locates in literature. A third contributor, Ananda Abeysekara, proposes a radically dehistoricized present that is forged through the Nietzschean notion of “active forgetting.” In rejecting the legacies of British...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 139–176.
Published: 01 February 2021
... and also in the more peripheral regions of Anglophonia? Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 English department global English empire neoliberalism postcolonial literatures References Baldick Chris . 1983 . The Social Mission of English Criticism, 1848–1932 . Oxford...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 197–218.
Published: 01 May 2004
... postcolonial epistemologies, some energy should be devoted to popularizing these vernacular literatures. He makes visible to a global market for non-Western literatures that ghostly body of vernacular writing eclipsed by the glamorous literary stars of his ilk— South Asian writers in English. His...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
... authoritarian rule of the Chinese Nationalist Party. I propose that the first postwar generation’s experience of suppression after 1945 and the second generation’s exuberant postcolonial visions in the 1990s are essential entry points to understanding the affective politics of national identity formation in...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
... postcolonial theory has to engage, at diverse sites, with the religio-folk idioms of protest movements and resistance literatures is borne out by Guha’s critique of certain strands of the literary-political movement in medieval India called the Bhakti movement. Guha is not alone in grappling with the...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Matthew Suazo By expanding the frame of Paul Gilroy's post-9/11 intervention in Postcolonial Melancholia to include post–Hurricane Katrina discourse, this essay aims to more specifically elaborate the present moment—Gilroy's “postcolonial present”—as a space and time in which to combat the...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of critique to locate the limit figures out of whose exclusion national literatures acquired their boundaries, postcolonial critics gave voice to representatives of multiple, often incompatible modernities unresponsive to comparativist strategies. Upon exposing the indissoluble...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 153–177.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Arendt might prove helpful to mount a challenge to the modernizing biopolitics38 of the postcolonial nation-­state. Mufti writes, 35. See Jon Kertzer, review of Exiles in the City, by William V. Spanos, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 43, no. 2 (2012): 115–17. 36. Agamben...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 177–201.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Gaurav Desai Duke University Press 2006 Capitalism, Sovereignty, and the Dilemmas of Postcoloniality Gaurav Desai The Discourses of Globalization In a characteristically provocative essay, ‘‘Disjoining the Left...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 191–222.
Published: 01 February 2013
... the silences on and the lack of critique of homophobia and heterosexism in diasporic and postcolonial contexts. The unwillingness to address the violent experiences of those subjects who are vulnerable to both queer racism as well as postcolonial heteronormativity has become the Achilles’ heel of the...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
... across the island, Deane's work constitutes an ambitious attempt to situate a peripheral society possessed of a remarkable literature within wider European and postcolonial vectors of reference. Given its conceptual subtlety and grand sweep, Deane's work merits careful attention not just from Irish...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the poetics of “world literature” to engage the ever-changing vicissitudes of postcolonial globality. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Derealizations of the Ideal: Walcott Encounters Seferis Stathis Gourgouris Literary criticism is...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 125–147.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-ming . (2002) 2011a . Houjhihmin taiwan: Wunsyue shihlun jici jhoubian (Postcolonial Taiwan: Essays on Taiwanese Literary History and Beyond) . Taipei : Maitian Chubanshe . Chen Fang-ming . 2011b . Taiwan xinwenxue shi (A History of Modern Taiwanese Literature) . Taipei : Lianjing...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... conceptions of the situation. This essay offers a long-range analysis of the social conditions and ideological forces that have combined over the past several decades to reconstitute the modern Irish literary field, and it begs the question as to whether an Irish “national literature” really survives in any...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 75–100.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Juliana Spahr Duke University Press 2004 Connected Disconnection and Localized Globalism in Pacific Multilingual Literature Juliana Spahr 1 Five years ago, I moved to the island of Oahu to take a job at the Uni...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... . Arnold Matthew . (1869) 2006 . Culture and Anarchy . Edited by Garnett Jane . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Auerbach Erich . (1958) 2014 . “ Vico’s Contribution to Literary Criticism .” In Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach , edited by Porter...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 163–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jeffrey J. Williams “American Literature in the World” is an interview with the literary critic Wai Chee Dimock, in which she discusses her efforts to extend the field of American literature, over time and to various continents, for instance seeing the use of the ancient epic Gilgamesh in...