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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 199–212.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Lindsay Waters Lindsay Waters 2003 y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 203 of 224 6808 boundar Come Softly, Darling, Hear What I Say: Listening in a State of Distraction—A Tribute to the Work of Walter Benjamin, Elvis Presley...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 117–122.
Published: 01 August 2022
... elusive, who lent you his apartment his triumph on all the walls. Starless night about to end. No way to say, now, where the sun rises, where the water, hills, bridges, will, out of nowhere, combust. The mood drops, folds back. These thoughts would be undetectable, were there ever a place...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... blatantly turn away from standard English in order to say something about English. This article argues that literature in English in the '90s is distinctive for the number of works that turn away from standard English by including other languages and/or are written mainly in the pidgins or creoles...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
... machinic turn of sensibility—which is no longer analog but digital—leads to a renaissance of the figure of the amateur, that is to say, to a reconstitution of libidinal energy which, after being systematically canalized and rerouted by consumerist organization, ends up putting in place an economy of drives...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
...) and a somehow naïve optimism regarding the capacity of literary texts to refer to an outside world as it is implicitly carried and sometimes professed by “cultural studies.” In this situation, the concept of Stimmung (most frequently illustrated by metaphors of being wrapped into, say, weather, or the sound...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lindsay Waters Although Westerners are apt to say, without much on-the-ground knowledge of China, that China's population is irredeemably conformist, in fact both Chinese and American societies have a strong inclination to conformism, which is why great American thinkers have, again and again...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
... it is not. At the present pass, even the discipline's recognized opportunity—which lies in its being well positioned institutionally to develop a worldly critical praxis responsive to the politics of the aesthetic—is experienced as a special burden; for no discipline wants to be responsible to “allness” (that is to say...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
...M. A. R. Habib One of the central concerns of Islamic scholars today is the need to engage in a rereading of the various “texts” that form the core of Islamic doctrine and practice: the Qur'an; the Sunna, or example of the prophet Muhammad; the hadith , or sayings of the prophet; the tradition...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in order to ask which features of the realist novel we could imagine repurposing to planetary ends. Is it really all that hard to conceive, say, of a multiplot Mansfield Park —an Austen novel reunited with its twelve mislaid Caribbean chapters? What are the various ways in which regional and national...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2017
... secretly collecting metadata on private citizens. The essay asks what Bradley's book and Ellison's fiction have to say about the role of the critic and literature when faced with the undemocratic forces of technology and progress. Review Essay Did...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... present Spanos’s seminal work as a polemos . Indeed, more than the production of a corpus of historical or sociological knowledge, what defines his work is his radical confrontation with facticity, that is to say, with the quotidian determinations of being as historical agency. Polemos is a term crucial...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gil Hochberg; Shir Alon Santiago Slabodsky's Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking returns to a history of Jewish persecution, but unlike other attempts to trace the tradition of the Jewish “conscious pariah,” it does not aim to identify an “essence” of Judaism (say, “exilic...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., or transubstantiation.” “Transubstantiate my form, says Daphne [as muse to Apollo, archetypal Greco-Roman poet].” In this essay, Brown will play Daphne provoking and inspiring in figures like Apollo what he terms as the “be leafing” (believing) patterns in a world-transforming visionary poet like Bob Dylan...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2016
... practice and an important concept-metaphor in Marx's and Lenin's writings. If their writings may all too conveniently be construed as prophecies that lost their historical force in mistranslation (among other misfortunes), we might say that our obligation today is to translate Marx and Lenin more...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 133–157.
Published: 01 August 2016
... it a better way—that there could be nobody but the people of the camp to conceive Lenin. Only when “born to them,” Lenin could grow into the particular militancy and need of the camps to say the world in a totally new—the only appropriate—code. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 camp translation...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 193–211.
Published: 01 May 2022
... toward violence; an emphasis on constitutions; an attraction to trade, commerce, and technological innovation; and a long attachment to the institution of slavery. This review concludes by exploring the relationship between the “core” and the “periphery” of the West, which is to say the place of Turkey...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2020
... for everything, or “having it all.” Wanting it all, says Beauvoir, must be considered in connection with the conditions under which women are permitted too little. She shows how the desire for all is a nihilistic compulsion to repeat and re-create the conditions of one’s injury, exclusion, and oppression...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 111–115.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Keep hope alive. Not all of us make it out. 114 boundary 2 / November 2015 Ars Poetica    say famine. say gorge/say gag/say grace(less). say   hunger as condition  of no. say no, unconditionally. say i am. say i was. say i without blood  in the mouth. say mouth & sound like...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., as Haugeland rightly says, “The declared, official aim of Being and Time is to reawaken the question of the sense of being” (221), that is, the question of what it means for anything at all to be—not just human beings but hammers and nails, automobiles, woodpeckers, mole- cules, and numbers. Such things...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 19–73.
Published: 01 February 2001
... to start from the practical considerations [informing such an enter- prise]. That is to say, where do I situate this author, this thought, this text? Where do I put him in relation to his surrounding practical structures? Aris- totle’s slave ethics is not the same as the Sophists’ first critical ethics...