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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Brendan Moran In his writings on Franz Kafka, Benjamin develops a conception of study. The conception of study pertains to an exercise that Benjamin observes in some characters from Kafka’s novels and stories. Benjamin also suggests that this exercise of study is enacted by Kafka’s works themselves...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 May 2019
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boundary 2 (1 August 2000) 27 (3): 135–152.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Tommy Lott Duke University Press 2000 Du Bois and Locke on the Scientific Study of the Negro Tommy Lott The Souls of Black Folk has been canonized as Du Bois’s literary masterpiece. But, given all that it contains, it is...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 107–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
... reading of his poem “Nightmare Bush'it Whirl” as a corrective to recent trends in neopragmatist approaches to Baraka studies. As a recording, “Nightmare” interpolates Stevie Wonder's “All I Do” and conflates romantic longing with a catalog of various defeats and anticipated victories in the international...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... include), 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...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... University Press 2011 Translated by Zhang Yanping Unless otherwise noted, all translations are those of the translator of this essay, Zhang Yanping. Trans-­systemic Society and Regional ­ Perspective in Chinese Studies Wang Hui...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2006) 33 (3): 73–101.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Donald E. Pease Duke University Press 2006 9/11: When Was ‘‘American Studies After the New Americanists Donald E. Pease Following the ruptural events that took place on September 11, 2001, the Bush administration invoked 9/11 as...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2002) 29 (2): 87–108.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Daniel T. O'Hara Duke University press 2002 The Spirit Medium: Yeats, Quantum Visions, and Recent Lacanian Studies Daniel T. O’Hara Introduction: Working Assumptions My work has taken a strange yet not unexpected turn...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 3–22.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Peter Osborne Duke University Press 2005 On Comparability: Kant and the Possibility of Comparative Studies Peter Osborne This essay reflects on some philosophical aspects of comparability in the hope of providing theoretical...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 47–80.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Mark Rifkin Duke University Press 2005 Representing the Cherokee Nation: Subaltern Studies and Native American Sovereignty Mark Rifkin In ‘‘American Indian Intellectualism and the New Indian Story Eliza...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 113–134.
Published: 01 February 2014
... expansion of postcolonial discourse to Europe’s own backyard needs to be matched by an expansion of research methods and objects. Postcolonial studies’ traditional commitment to theory and to textual analysis of literature and art cinema is beneficially complemented by engaging with popular media, such as...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 157–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Antonia Birnbaum What is studying in its difference from institutions? Benjamin took up the problem of studying with all the energy of his student dissatisfaction. In one of his early texts he investigates the “life of students” under the aspect of a historical concept in which history appears to...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2010
... trend are discussed by analyzing two key case studies. The first concerns the view of the Roman Catholic Church with regard to the Darwinian theory of evolution (which, surprisingly, seems now less accepted than it used to be in the recent past, in favor of views clearly at odds with the scientific...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 173–196.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jing Tsu Amid recent debates on large-scale literary studies (world, planetary, Sinophone, etc.), it is often missed how the smaller players have already been siphoning political capital away from the usual literary and linguistic centers, reforging the terms of discussion even as they are being...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Peter E. Gordon The landmark 1950 study in social psychology The Authoritarian Personality represents a significant attempt to correlate right-wing political orientation with psychological or characterological dispositions. As a collaborator and coauthor of the study, Theodor W. Adorno brought to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Leland de la Durantaye Giorgio Agamben's work first achieved international recognition—and notoriety—through his study of the sacred in Homo Sacer . This recognition and notoriety grew with the subsequent installments in this still ongoing series, Remnants of Auschwitz ( Homo Sacer III ), State of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 99–131.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Stuart Hall, among others, at the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Study in the UK; and research generated by the Indian Subaltern Studies group are testimonials to Gramsci's ongoing legacy. These texts followed Gramsci in performing a multifaceted examination of language, political, and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht For some years now, inside observers have felt that literary studies has arrived at a moment of stagnation. Not only has a fifty-year-long sequence of changing “paradigms” come to a standstill since the final years of the twentieth century; not only are we longing for new...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... Ultimately, a return to the Byzantine contexts that engender iconoclast theology and politics is also a call for a properly historicized study of Muslim injury, a study that leaves aside quasi-transcendental notions of uniquely Muslim personal injury for a return to the tangible world of modern ideas and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Marc Nichanian “On the Archive III: The Secret” offers an extended commentary on Borges’s short story “The Ethnographer” and instigates a philosophical encounter between Borges and Derrida. As he carries on his fieldwork, Fred Murdock steals the “secret” of the Indian tribe he studies. He then...