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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Jonathan Arac Joseph Frank (1918–2013) achieved fame as a literary scholar first with his three-part essay “Spatial Form in Modern Literature” (1945) and then with his five-volume critical biography Dostoevsky (1976–2002). This essay traces his career, emphasizing its divergence from the practices...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., it is all the same haunted by the formal residues of Eurocentrism because the “global” inherits its unresolved binaries and its spatial imagination that tends toward identity, intelligibility, and recognition. What I am calling accented criticism marks the desire to dismantle this post-Eurocentric form from...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Anikó Imre I argue that postcolonial discourses are essential to unearthing and revising the complicated dynamic of codependence between Western and Eastern European nationalisms, which is haunted by internalized and rarely acknowledged traces of imperialism on both sides. However, the spatial...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 121–152.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Arif Dirlik Around the turn of the twentieth century, late Qing (1644–1911) thinkers settled on an ancient term, Zhongguo , as an appropriate name for the nation-form to supplant the empire that had run its course. The renaming was directly inspired by the “Western” idea of “China,” which had...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of history found in the appearance of different forms or genres of writ- ing. It should also be pointed out that the vocation of national history, which constitutes the principal preoccupation of historical practice down to the present, is, as the epigraph above suggests, more spatial than temporal...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 3–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of time is thus matched by an ontological doubling of space. The spatiality of objective comparability is split between the locational perspective of the subject of utterance and the a priori form of spatialization itself. As the world-historical projection of the structure of tem- poralization...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 157–180.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... The language of measure simultaneously describes and reorganizes land, labor, collective subjects, and historical change. The immigrant student or subject of instruction in Kim s earlier poems here almost completely vanishes into a matrix of legal codes, commodities, geometric spatial forms, and ancient...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 251–262.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of spatialized form. . Altieri, The Particulars of Rapture, 535. Lerner  /  The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley  261 Stevens’s formal polish and resolution represent his faith in the powers of the imagination to transform the given, to produce superlatives...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 133–155.
Published: 01 August 2001
... to spatial form (a microcosm mirroring the macrocosm) or, what is the same thing, the reification of an essentially unreifiable being for the purpose of dominating it. Western epistemology, in other words, serves the function of annulling the anxiety of being-in-the world and/or of transforming...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 May 2001
... as this ontological emergency also involves unnaming, that is, the dis- integration of language, it is also sociopolitical. And it takes the form of his alienation not simply from the benign memorial representation of his father (as well as from his grandfather, the Revolutionary hero, ‘‘grand old Pierre and his...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
...), and thus should be anxious that it may actually reinforce the problem that it seeks to overcome. This article aims to propose a way of understanding and practicing CPT that resolves the field's anxieties about its ostensible obsession with origination, spatial differentiations, and area studies, which...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2003
... forms of perpetual crisis and war. But this is not to call on Benjamin in the name of an immediacy 6808 boundar of ‘‘relevance an immediacy I suspect he would abhor; his time was not only the same but different. It is better...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... or nationalities, religions, and even civilizations, which is also intertwined with the concept of trans-societal system. For example, the tributary system in Chinese history is not only a mode of contact in a trans-systemic society but also a form of network in the trans-societal system. It links various...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2008
... have known all along. A sharpening awareness not only of temporal and spatial but also of social difference, combined with suspicion of claims to cultural essentialism and uniformity, has provoked calls in recent years for the deconstruction of Chinese culture, which, at its logical extreme...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 173–201.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., ‘‘the writing of the earth and preimperial Chinese geographer Zou Yan, has been material, topographical, spatial, and elemental: its concerns have been mountains, rivers, oceans, islands, and continents, and the way these forms shape social life and history. Martin Lewis and Kären Wigen’s work on continents...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 133–163.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and temporality, writing itself is a form of mapmaking, literature an attempt to give form to a formless spatiality (Tally 2013: 84). However, Gee echoes Sebald in emphasizing that those textual maps often do not proceed according to long- standing guidelines of mapmaking. Instead, they function as sites...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 173–199.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in the communal story are historical actors rather than its primitive others. I also argue that, formally, Li s reinvention of the modern Chinese historical novel draws on the Chinese novel s original proximity to history writing, and the gazetteer as a spatial historical form, beside a multitude of European...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 99–122.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Arif Dirlik Duke University Press 2006 Global Modernity, Spatial Reconfigurations, and Global Health: Perspectives from the People’s Republic of China Arif Dirlik The recent tsunami disaster in South...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 195–219.
Published: 01 February 2001
... formation and resolution 4 Capital needs a regional imaginary in order to overcome spatial barriers to expansion. As a metageographi- cal term, American Pacific names those practices of regional articulation through which a heterogeneous or dispersed area is discursively trans- formed...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 February 2003
... about this highly condensed essay is that each of its y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 177 of 224 sections is told from a different perspective, and that the ‘‘camera angle’’ from which each segment is narrated implies a distinct and separate spatial compartment...