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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 139–156.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the main juxtaposition is with Pound’s Pisan Cantos , where the rushed, typewritten quality of the lines is shown to have been foundational for Olson in his influential “Projective Verse.” Eigner’s work, while it shares characteristics, calls for different manners of reading. The latter part of the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jim Rosenberg This piece is an essay describing my precompositional “semantic method” and placing my poetics in the context of prior poetries, such as Projective Verse. It was originally written for the conference “BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media,” held at the University of West Virginia...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 71–98.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Susan Buck-Morss This essay criticizes Ahmet Davutoğlu’s proposal that Islamic civilization complete the “unfinished project of modernity” (Jürgen Habermas), by challenging the concept of civilization itself. As scholars in multiple disciplines have demonstrated, civilizations are hybrid...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 63–76.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jennifer Scappettone This article examines the critical ruptures and dilutions of a contemporary “ambient poetic”—a tendency in sonic, visual, and textual arts to aspire toward an atmospheric condition—through analysis of Tan Lin's verse architectonics across book and digital media. Setting the...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... First, a meditative Stevens: unagonistic, verbally ruminative, romantic (but called “postromantic”), a repository of human responses, post-Christian yet lyric—a poet whose verse does not make truculent, discordant claims but rather “eke[s] out the mind,” forming “the particulars of sounds.” Secondly, a...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... materialism in Wordsworth's verse, one that alights upon and magnifies aspects of the natural world that are irrecuperable by the subject or by poetic symbol. In poems from across Wordsworth's varied career, the formal properties of poetry are used to record a simultaneous material persistence and autonomy in...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 165–195.
Published: 01 August 2017
... sufficient to assess the state of American poetry, but historical research reveals an unsuspected and uncharted world. It would behoove those who take historicism seriously to reinvestigate the lost terrain of book-length poems, regional authors, so-called light verse, as well as mainstream figures whose...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... project is not. On the contrary, many of the writers McCann and Szalay indict—Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, and Toni Morrison, for instance—are as aware of the limits of magical politics as they are, and as committed to a chastened, melioristic model of social struggle. Where the novelists break with...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 119–156.
Published: 01 November 2019
... sorrows of the early military regimes, to the infinite deferrals of justice that animated the neoliberal project. In closing, I examine solidarity responses to the 2014 attack on Gaza. Embodying the rejuvenation of joint decolonial struggle, they rupture the Zionist stronghold that has shaped dominant...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 147–164.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Daniel T. O'Hara A review of Michael Wood's Yeats and Violence (2010) and Alain Badiou's Five Lessons on Wagner (2010), this article argues that Wood, by not taking the occult seriously in Yeats, mistakes his general imaginative project, which, as Badiou argues concerning Wagner, is to discover a...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the paranoid relation to institutions characteristic of an earlier generation of postmodern writers and his inhabitation, instead, of various forms of institutional being. In this context, the political and other limits of Wallace’s project are revealed in the awkwardness of its engagements with the...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 251–262.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of an earlier formulation quoted by Olson in “Projective Verse “content is never more than an extension of form.” Content isn’t contained in the poem but is a felt effect of formal processes that gesture toward what “despairs of its own statement.” I have been focusing on how Creeley...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and Charles University, Prague. His monographs include The Lyrical Lu Xun: A Study of His Classical-Style­ Verse and The Subtle Revolution: Poets of the “Old Schools” During Late-­Qing and Early Republican Era China. Currently, he leads an international research project on the development of...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 207–208.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing” (2014), and The Silence of Fallout (2013). He is also the author of a volume of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015), and his poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Empty Mirror, PLINTH, Short Po(r)tions, Spork, and Verse. He blogs at The...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... national education, classical train- ing, et cetera. In what sense the project of Bildung, as Humboldt imagined it, animated the Orientalization of the Hellenes via the Hellenization of the Germans, even when this fostered supreme heights of philosophical think- ing, is extensively discussed in...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., but not to chil- dren. Mud is never taboo when you’re small. “Chansons Innocentes,” from which this poem comes, is a cross between Blake and Apollinaire. It’s also a sort of projective verse; notice the function of hyphenation in line 2. There’s sound and sense in the last line quoted...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 37–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tourniquet to keep the good blood in a forgetting that is curious and searching, that creates a possibility for survival. What is the self without memory? Forced upon the psyche, the mythos: pastlessness. That’s what director Steve McQueen says about the world: it’s “per- verse.” Artist Kara...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . 2002 . “ To Find the Man in Dostoevsky .” Hudson Review 55 , no. 3 : 495 – 503 . Rushdie Salman . 1989 . The Satanic Verses . New York : Viking . Rushdie Salman . (1991) 1992 . Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981–1991 . New York : Penguin . boundary 2 47...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 February 2003
... project called Marxism, and seems to have entertained the idea of turning his book on nineteenth-century Paris into a study, specifically, of culture shaped by com- modity production, the latter elaborated in terms picked up from...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 133–158.
Published: 01 August 2009
... by the performance art of Marina Abramović, Shigeko Kubota, and Carolee Schneeman. This article pursues a different but complementary approach. After exploring more in depth what today’s “hybrid” verse looks like, it discusses a newer Atelos publication, Craig Dworkin’s Parse (2008), because...