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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 47–63.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Mary N. Layoun “‘To Relearn the Sense of the World’: A Call to Arms” rereads the work of Masao Miyoshi and the legacy of that work in attending to his imperative to “relearn the sense of the world” (or worlds) in which we reside and cohabit with others. The role in that relearning of higher...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 41–63.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ryan Bishop Polyscaler autonomous remote sensing systems are presently constituting new regimes of teleactivity for real-time surveillance and data gathering. This essay continues several ongoing projects that examine the philosophical, technological, and political ramifications of these systems as...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
... original sense of misleading information, it redefines Disinformation as a reflexive phenomenon rather than a conscious plan of propaganda, in order to analyze what I understand as a deep historical eruption in the political topography of the United States, represented by the effective collapse of the two...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jeanette McVicker The classroom is arguably the space where all of William V. Spanos’s work intersects. Delivered always with a sense of urgency, his pedagogy seeks to disclose the violence of “disinterestedness” inhering in liberal humanism. By offering his undergraduate and graduate students the...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Tom Cohen This essay places Bernard Stiegler's conception of arche -cinema in contact with the era of climate change and the impasse that it presents to the American Left today. It views Stiegler's thought as a post-anthropocene writing project yet asks whether the “proletarianization of the senses...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 61–83.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Stuart Burrows This essay proposes that W. G. Sebald’s distinctive contribution to the global novel is his reordering of the space of representation. This reordering is both literal and metaphorical. It is literal, in the sense that Sebald sets his work within actual spaces: the pages upon which...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 223–238.
Published: 01 August 2008
... sensibility that makes his films not imitations of Hollywood products but manifestations of a particular sense of “repression” that stems from this background. Such symptoms of repression must be understood in terms of the historical context in which the story and film are based—Japanese Shanghai under the...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 65–107.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jeffrey Sacks This essay addresses the principal form and practice for linguistic domination, philology, to draw out a sense in which philology discombobulates the stabilizing terms it privileges and sends out at the world. This essay traces several moments in a history of the disorganization of...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... belief. What enables the whole framework to stand together is a tragic view of the universe, which privileges the immanent sense of wonder over the transcendental sense of miracle. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Stathis Gourgouris I’m not...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jesse Rosenthal Action is traditionally the point at which formal and ethical readings of fiction intersect. To act is to be “heroic,” at once in the formal sense of being a main character and in the ethical sense of being a hero. This essay argues, though, that this formal-ethical emphasis on...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... politics. Haug takes as his starting point the guiding question of a 2006 conference in Athens, namely whether the current political conjuncture should be interpreted as one of imperialism or, in Hardt and Negri's sense, as empire. He recasts this question from one of interpretation to one of history, and...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... potentials. Arguing for a newly articulated referentiality between the classical tradition and the streets of contemporary Athens, Gourgouris provides a kind of political philology, a sense of every generation's potential emancipatory activation of language. Political philology might be understood to operate...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 75–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the place of Gerede in its sense-making capacity. This potential of Gerede —one that is based on the covering/uncovering mode of Erschlossenheit and of truth as a-leitheia —draws out an implication of Sein und Zeit that in part runs counter to its explicit argument and to Heidegger's later work on...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2017
... “unpredictability.” In contrast to both these senses of political temporality, Adams represents the persistent absence of a time of intelligently directed social change. Articulating the period's shifting relationship between time and politics thus defines a consequential problematic that illuminates the deeper...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2012
... articulated the revolution, as well as a sense of the arch of those trends. What appears in this dossier are the fruits of that effort. Each of the pieces here is informed by an intense contest currently going on in the immediate post-insurrection phase between the traditional old-guard bourgeois elites and...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Donald E. Pease Obama constructs links among signs of history to produce what I would call a punctual presidency, a presidency that is punctual in two senses: Obama works at the level of historical puncta, and he’s just in time. He is a figure who knows how to work with an evental logic of history...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-important question: What were pre-Orientalist conceptions of the vernacular that Lallu Jee Lal brought to his translation of the Bhagvata Purana in Premsagar ? Pre-Orientalist conceptions of the vernacular often did not denote, in the first and primary sense, a specific language. Poets were concerned with...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Mark McGurl This essay examines David Foster Wallace as a “program” writer in various senses, including as a graduate of a creative writing program and participant in twelve-step recovery programs. It argues that what makes Wallace most distinctive in literary historical terms is his rejection of...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... security society in general. In recent years, Spanos has emphasized the importance of Giorgio Agamben’s meditations on the “state of exception,” particularly in relation to the suspension of the political (in Jacques Rancière’s sense of the term) after 9/11. Emphasizing Agamben’s Heideggerian lineage has...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... negatives of poststructural ontology into a positive force for shaping ethical responsibility, with no positive term. Seeing Critchley’s problems sets off, by contrast, the importance of William V. Spanos’s work because he retained in his postmodernist thinking the importance of Martin Heidegger’s sense of...