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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Rob Wilson From the Sublime to the Devious: Writing the Experimental/Local Pacific Rob Wilson 1. ‘‘Two Postmodernisms’’ At times in the Pacific, it seemed to some, the experimental...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
...James I. Porter The contemporary understanding of Longinus and the sublime, which has been dominant for centuries (since Boileau), is crucially flawed. It is Longino-centric, it is riddled with assumptions about rhetoric, philosophy, and nature, and it forcibly enrolls the sublime in a well-worn...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 195–215.
Published: 01 February 2015
... led Spanos most recently to reconsider the sublime and its symptomatic supplementation by the American political imperative and public ardor for “shock and awe.” This supplanting of the sublime with the spectacle of immense power has begun to extend beyond its initial orchestration (the George W. Bush...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 33–55.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the 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 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the “sweatshop sublime” and to popular notions of ethical consumption and argue that Gibson's coolhunter is a modified type of ethical consumer, a person able to map economic systems onto personal meanings as meanings, translating the behavior of the market not into a more just price point at the mall...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Christian Bök Current writers among the avant-garde have begun to subvert the romantic bastions of sublime creativity and eminent authorship by adopting both piracy and parody as sovereign, aesthetic values. Such exponents of what critics have now dubbed “conceptual literature” disavow the lyrical...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
...” (72) and allowing the excess of an aestheticized attitude within representation. But this awareness of the role of sublimation requires that we decide among two basic options. Typically, we sublimate trauma by staging our- selves as confronting tragedy and manifesting our noble souls...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 151–169.
Published: 01 February 2006
... thesis. The subtitle to the pamphlet that proposes Shock and Awe is ‘‘achieving rapid dominance 6 The violent aes- thetic of Shock and Awe, the terrifying appropriation of the Sublime, is thus materialized in emphatically pragmatic and lethal ways, and put to a spe- cific strategic purpose: it enlists...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
... As an American transcendentalist, Lee is situated within the Ameri- can poetic tradition of the sublime. His appeal to that which is other of the social is an appeal to what Vendler calls ‘‘the grand, the sublime, and the unnameable 27 Departing from European Romanticism, the object of the sublime...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. Harries, Martin. Scare Quotes from Shakespeare: Marx, Keyns, and the Language of Reenchantment. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000. Helmling, Steven. The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson: Writing, the Sublime, and the Dialectic...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2004
... an interrogation as to what constitutes the historical subject, the subject of history, as well as, of course, the subject in history, and would thus require equally an investiga- tion of subjectivity’s psychic dimensions. (Hence, the simultaneous interest of the overall project in the politics of sublimation...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of the social processes of transindividuation out of which a work can open forth and that are made possible by the organo- logical becoming of technical artifacts of which “art” is the sublimation. Only in inscribing a work in circuits of transindividuation from which it emerges, through which...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35–65.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Arnold Steinhardt: “[Beethoven is] shaking his fist at destiny. It’s terrifying—but suddenly everything is released and it overflows with joy, with ecstasy.” Second violinist Dalley: “You want to bark like a dog.”20 4. Sublime Indeterminacy The world...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 81–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... to extreme. It is we, who can no longer die young, who are banal, albeit with the banality of the merely quotidian. The Kantian sublime is, strictly speaking, and from the point of view of the spectator, for whom alone the sublime ‘‘is’’ sublime, stupid. The sublime is mindless. We bring it under...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 53–70.
Published: 01 February 2005
... wholly pre- occupied with their bodily needs, Pue’s exercise of the symbolic activities of the office of the surveyor took place in a body that was autonomous of Jonathan Pue’s biological body. Separated from its vital substrate, this sec- ond or sublime body of the office of the surveyor persisted...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... landscape now echoing with the implicit geometry of the first two lines, the cliffs made up (in their steepness) not as a sublime block to comprehension but as a physical presence that “merely is,” that points only to its persistence, its seclusion unto itself. This emergent, asubjective...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the very existence of this whole mythological order. But this tragic response, in its moral protest, remains at the same time sublimely bound to the mythical schema of sac- rifice, the fatal nexus of misfortune and guilt. Turning then from tragedy to comedy (and perhaps influenced by Jean Paul’s...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 May 2001
...). (It is hard to tell if the ending is comic sublime and hopeful, which I think it is, or alienated and rueful in tone, reflecting the dangers of displacement and lost voice.) But I do feel that Pamela is close to The Education of Henry Adams in pushing language to some self-parodic limit of form...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 119–137.
Published: 01 August 2005
... / Norman O. Brown’s Vico and Joyce 123 What is of interest for Brown, however, is not the details of Vico’s reconstruction of history but the method by which he achieves it. This is based on the assertion that the first peoples were ‘‘sublime poets’’ and that this sublimity was attendant upon...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
... (with echoes of bootlegging Jay “Jimmy” Gatz sublimating into The Great Gatsby), who is about to turn into a philanthropist and give it all away as one of those “straight-to ​​freak converts” (308) to the social revolution of potlatch generosity. As if the L.A. police, or globalizing capital, or criminal...