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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 75–85.
Published: 01 May 2019
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 71–74.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Aamir R. Mufti The introduction to this dossier situates the concept of world literature as potentially challenging and intellectually productive, on the one hand, and susceptible to easy commodification, on the other. It argues for an incontrovertible link between the Orientalist philological...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
... between the public and the private in the contemporary United States. Franzen reflects on the challenges that this situation of cultural entropy poses to the novelist, and on the capacity of the novel to respond to or affect this situation. Recognizing and rejecting the temptation in fiction to convey...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rob Wilson Inherent Vice continues Thomas Pynchon's interrogation into California as American edge-site perpetually situated on the brink of catastrophe, metamorphosis, or redemption. In his latest novel, Pynchon labors in the time-honored generic trenches of American “hardboiled fiction” to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... qualifies this by stressing the limited number of persons with unmitigatedly sincere intention. He ultimately takes China's scholar-gentry to task for having a far greater degree of moral culpability in the present situation than they are willing to admit, rather than blaming it all on the corruption of the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 167–206.
Published: 01 February 2012
... well as the confluence of left forces into the Alliance of the Socialist Forces. The dialogue explores the spirit of defiance and the regeneration of social connections in the Egyptian movement, situates the current struggles in the context of the politics of Egypt and the geopolitics in North Africa...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Robert P. Marzec This essay situates the critical work of William V. Spanos in relation to the liminal event of anthropocentric planetary climate change—specifically the manner in which this event is being subordinated to military ends by the US national security state in particular and the global...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 219–248.
Published: 01 February 2016
... terms. But in the footnotes that accompany the chapter, Marx quotes the reportage of various humanitarian agencies and the testimony of workers (not The Worker) in a manner that materializes the irreducible particularity of individuals and their historically situated speaking. In this essay, I read “The...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 179–204.
Published: 01 May 2016
... situation is an instrumental model of translation that preempts a more productive understanding of translation as an interpretive act while maintaining a critical orthodoxy in literary studies. This article examines several influential publications in an effort to consider the cultural and political costs...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
... societies in question. In liberal-democratic societies, violence is often present in sublimated forms, not involving direct physical damage. That such situations of invisible violence often become the source of further violence requires an analysis of the militaristic manipulation of feelings of anxiety...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
... question of the pharmakon insofar as they are made manifest through hypomnemata , or pharmacological artificial memory supports. In order to better situate the political and ethical stakes of Stiegler’s thought of (de)proletarianization, the remainder of the essay reads several of Stiegler’s models...
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 75–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
... concept be understood in relation, for example, to Mikhail Bakhtin's idea of the dialogic and heteroglossia or to the notion of discours as it has been developed by Émile Benveniste, Roland Barthes, and Gérard Genette? This essay undertakes a reading of the “lapse” or entanglement of Dasein that situates...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... 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 of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 183–210.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., whereby events as disparate as the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the rise of the U.S. counterculture were linked through their contemporaneity, through the shared global situation to which all uprisings were responses, and through the extraparty character of radical politics in the realm of the every...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Daniel T. O'Hara The essay examines two interrelated questions with respect to the work and career of Philip Rieff: (1) why does the career have the anomalous shape that it does, and (2) does this situation have anything to do with the claim throughout Rieff's work, but especially in his last work...
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boundary 2 (1 May 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 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Donald E. Pease “The Crisis of Critique in Postcolonial Modernity” situates Michel Foucault's method of genealogical analysis within the history of critique, examines the usage to which David Scott has put Foucault to reconfigure the problem-space of postcolonial studies, and explains how Scott's...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Bradley J. Fest This essay historically situates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest as a transitional text between the first and second nuclear ages. Written in the immediate wake of the Cold War, Infinite Jest complexly develops the nuclear trope’s fabulously textual persistence despite the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 31–50.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Anita Starosta Ukrainian poet, novelist, essayist, translator, and “patriarch of Bu-Ba-Bu” Yuri Andrukhovych shares his perspectives on contemporary European, Russian, and Ukrainian cultures and politics, and on the current situation of writers working in minor languages in this part of the world...