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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 55–66.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jonathan Arac Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker (1995) demonstrates the work a novel can do in speaking (up) for the human in the current life of the United States, even though the novel as an institution has become residual, as print literature yields to other media forms. Through his epigraph from...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 71–103.
Published: 01 May 2007
... abolish slavery is the most recent object that his interpreters have invoked to represent this contention. But the crisis with which I shall be primarily concerned took place within the speaker of Emerson’s “Experience.” Although this speaker articu- lated it in an idiom that was implicated in...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
... death. The speaker’s longing for his diseased father is given a ghostly shape in the third stanza: It was my father I saw this morning waving to me from the trees. I almost called to him, until I came close enough to see the shovel, leaning where I had left it, in...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the anxiety and difficulty of placing the self in Belfast (Mahon 1968: 6; 1999: 13). Mahon’s speaker recognizes his “own” commu- nity, however uncomfortable the identification, but though Morrissey’s poem reinscribes the “unwieldy” features of Mahon’s Belfast, there is resolutely no “we” (Mahon...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 February 2001
.... 108 boundary 2 / Spring 2001 At fourteen I was made to read Catullus who wrote about a sparrow’s death. I penciled in tiny letters above the Latin each word’s English meaning, pieced bits of syntax together so a bird, a woman, a speaker made sense...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 119–145.
Published: 01 August 2011
... when this lineage of imaginary speakers asks as if one—What will happen after I’m gone?—we realize we will have arrived at that moment of being truly together only when we are able to maintain that unbridgeable distance between ourselves and the ones who have preceded us. The art of translation...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 227–262.
Published: 01 May 2020
... predicate. S bawayhi, in his great book on Arabic grammar, al- Kit b, explains al- mubtada is about that which is articu- lated in the dynamic interrelation between the speaker and the auditor, and so it s a dynamically changing positionality. The beginning is in the commu- nicative act. There can be no...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 August 2009
... was to be gained by making a practice of aberrant and errorful translation. 3. The profitably disabling practice of translation may even lead translators to doubt the prioritized fact of their own birth—if one does not have mastery over a language, may one be said to be a “native speaker...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2006
... recently finished a book on concepts of time and motion in Renaissance English poetry. He was the keynote speaker at the Poetics and Cognitive Science Colloquy, for Dactyl Foundation, New York City, in September 2005. 252 boundary 2 / Spring 2006 Benedetto Fontana teaches political philosophy and...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
... dissociative “one,” sometimes the third-person personal “he” as the speaker—but is always consistent. The speaker is a poet-figure evolving over the course of poems: a modern person always on the verge of, but finally doubtful of, natural 23. In this I was aided by an excellent gathering...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 157–179.
Published: 01 May 2002
... transaction that occurs when the speaker comes across a blind war victim busking on a Vienna pavement. The dam Bellona littered her eyeless offspring Kriegsopfer upon the pavements of Vienna 22 The first stanza leaves no doubt about what is at stake here—this is the re...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 27–31.
Published: 01 November 2015
....” She would have been fif- teen herself; neither of us is sure how old he was, but most likely seventeen or eighteen. She never told me what he ordered; she never told me what they talked about. But she did tell me that the car he had driven to Kmart had speakers embedded in the wheel wells, so...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 251–262.
Published: 01 August 2008
... warmest, Closest and strongest. The initial negation produces what “seems” a comparative plenitude; the affirmation of a plurality of truths works a real “change” in nature; the final exchange between the speakers about the human scale of knowledge (“the world must be measured by eye...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2007
... quite innovative: he gave over the entire narration of a major work to a near- illiterate speaker of nonstandard language, allowing no mediating figure of cultural authority and standard usages to come between the reader and the orally modeled voice of Huck. In his author’s “Explanatory” note on...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 67–105.
Published: 01 August 2003
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
... little, by undertaking analysis of texts, attempt- ing grammatical generalizations, and checking these with speakers (Dixon 1997: 136). As straightforward as it sounds, this is in no way the task of linguis- tics as it became understood in the wake of Chomsky; as Dixon remarks in the same passage...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 243–246.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Korea to cover the cease-fire talks and was present at the signing of the cease-fire accords at Panmunjom. A rebel against Stalinism, he was one of the speakers at the meeting of the famous Petõfi Circle, which is considered the event that prepared the Revolution of 1956. He has been honored...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 71–74.
Published: 01 May 2012
... at “Orientalism and the Invention of World Literatures,” a conference held at UCLA in the spring of 2010. I am most grateful to all the speakers who presented at the conference. Some of the papers have been revised significantly from their original form, and the dossier also reproduces the...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 May 2004
... other. Faiz himself has spoken of these poems as turning points in his aesthetic development, marking a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the dominant, ‘‘romantic’’ literary ethos of the times.9 Thus, in the latter poem, the dominant mood is set by the speaker’s asking the beloved not to ask for...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... stamp it out, suggests that it is less a matter of Pidgin speakers being unable to speak standard English but their choosing it as a symbol of local identity.”15 Even Bernstein, despite the rumor that language writing is “against” identity or poetic voice, acknowledges “as long as social...