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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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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 5. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing a funeral rite in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 6. Still from ‘Atiyyat al-Abnudi's 1988 documentary Iqa‘ al-Haya ( The Rhythm of Life ) showing women reciting dirges at a funeral in Upper Egypt. Reproduced courtesy of Asmaa Yehia El-Taher. More
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... it into the American context, in which, according to Sacvan Bercovitch in The American Jeremiad , the Puritan founders' figural reenactment of the Exodus story is, in fact, one of conquest and occupation rather than emancipation. Such a retrieval and reconstellation will show that Said's genealogy of the Zionist...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 89–121.
Published: 01 May 2021
... new evidence from a little-known diary by the nineteen-year-old Cavafy. It then examines the overlooked context of Alexandria's late Ottoman cosmopolitanism and shows its decisive contribution to the city's modern culture, including Cavafy's own diasporic ethnic group, the Egyptian Greeks. Finally...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 231–262.
Published: 01 February 2022
... media piracy. I show how the state's history of contravening international copyright provided justification for piracy and how cultural producers and consumers worked to reconcile revolutionary aspirations for socialist art with the influx of global entertainment and the rise of new forms of local...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 2. A caricature by Sopho Antoniadis printed in Egyptiotes Ellin/al-Yunani al-Mutamassir on May 31, 1933, showing the Francophone Egyptian writer Ahmed Rassim, first to the left, among a number of public figures. Image courtesy of the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive in Athens More
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... complicates that very assumption at another. Thus, while the many criticisms of his work are certainly formidable, it seeks to show that they can never adequately represent the composite nature of his thought itself, even when they go to great pains to avoid the suppression of ambiguity. © 2010 by Duke...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Scott Pound This article examines the mythologies and materialities informing the ludic performance of sophism and lucid practice of scholarship to show that after two and a half millennia of standing in sharp opposition to one another the two are starting to converge. The article documents...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... contemporary criticism of these books to the shared, credible subjects of enforced liveliness and endlessness in narration, and a longer-term questioning of the human in a wider range of American fictions. It also shows how the novelists' apparent betrayal of humanist concerns actually emerged from earlier...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the interview, he shows a deep commitment to his readers and to the pleasure of reading. Christopher Connery and Jonathan Franzen 2009 The Liberal Form: An Interview with Jonathan Franzen Christopher Connery and Jonathan Franzen Editorial Note Jonathan Franzen...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 155–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... At the moment that these memorials bear witness to genocide as genocide, by viewing the victims anonymously, as the perpetrators also viewed them, they also show that the difference between genocide and mass death cannot be represented by bones. In this way, they collapse the foundations of two apparently...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., Morgantown, September 15-17, 2006. When I present this piece in a performance context, it is simultaneous with a kind of multimedia slide show illustrating some of the text materials and text operations discussed. Jim Rosenberg 2009 Bios / The Logosphere / The Finite-Made Evolver Space...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... they recode disciplinary boundaries and modes of authority, I show how such new and expanded models of contextualization became central to the history of site-specific art since the 1960s, once the concept of site began to organize not only literal sculptural objects but the notion of an artistic context...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and the ethnographer, as an effect of our “transcendental” historicism, which determines once and for all the objects that circulate in our universities. The second part of the study shows the strange similitude of structure between the native’s testimony (the one that is expected from the native by the philologist...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Eric O. Clarke Widespread critical efforts to understand modernity rely upon the term lifestyle . Studying this use shows both scholars' ambiguous moral relation to the modern and, as important, their uneasy relation to morals and morality and a deep uncertainty about their nature. Historically...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to represent a more moderate and democratic form of political Islam under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This party, in power for the last twelve years, is beginning to show strong signs of establishing a majoritarian-authoritarian regime, a gain lacking in democracy. This is the new turning point...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 153–177.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., Spanos also throws into sharp relief similar justificatory grounds deployed by the present global powers and the ancient Roman Empire. Spanos’s contribution to postcolonial scholarship shows itself in his analyses of terms such as profane, conscious pariah , and exile vis-à-vis the disciplinary...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to compare this contemporary discourse on world history to the wartime debates on world history: The Standpoint of World History and Japan (1943). However, contrary to Miki's in-depth examinations of the quotidian, neither Structure nor Standpoint shows analogous commitments to their respective everyday...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... to replicate. The georgic is especially interesting in this regard, since the genre is officially agrarian and provincial—the poetry of a certain crop or USDA growing zone. And yet georgic poems in English almost always take an epic and planetary turn. William Cowper's The Task shows how a poem seemingly...