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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 17–30.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Yuri Andrukhovych In this excerpt from the novel Twelve Circles , photographer Karl-Joseph Zumbrunnen takes leave of his earthly body and experiences an unexpected lightness of being. It is just before dawn on Easter Sunday, but he does not turn toward the resurrection of the rising sun; he sets...
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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 2016) 43 (1): 209–218.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Peter Szendy Taking a close reading of the Marx Brothers' film The Big Store (1941) as its thread, this article explores the possibility of extending the concept of fetishism to the very performance of music, that is, to the bodily gestures and keyboardistic fingerings executed by Chico and Harpo...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Eli Friedlander The task of the present commentary on “Critique of Violence” is to bring to light a progression in Walter Benjamin's essay that has important implications for the assessment of the essay's content. One should not take violence as a generic term and view the essay as enumerating...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2016) 43 (4): 71–125.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Terry Smith Cézanne's comment, in a letter to a younger artist, “I owe you the truth in painting and I shall tell it to you,” is often cited by commentators, including other artists, exhibition curators, art historians, and philosophers. Some take it up as a pointer to the kinds of truth available...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Russ Castronovo How was public opinion forged in the Atlantic world during the age of the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions? This essay takes up this question by looking at the vexed role of propaganda in manufacturing democratic consent. In particular, it examines a counterfeit set of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 May 2011
... politics. Haug takes as his starting point the guiding question of a 2006 conference in Athens, namely whether the current political conjuncture should be interpreted as one of imperialism or, in Hardt and Negri's sense, as empire. He recasts this question from one of interpretation to one of history, and...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 119–145.
Published: 01 August 2011
... original, an approach that makes it difficult for us to take part in what Adorno once called “the dream of a world in which things would be different.” Shahid instead widens the circle of “friends” addressed in Faiz's Urdu and in the process renders creative interpretations of fidelity revolutionary in a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... form would result in China merely pursuing an elite-driven rationality at the expense of allowing it to develop its own particular subjective agency. Wang Hui also takes on perhaps the most controversial aspect of Lu Xun's essay—the defense of popular “superstition” against the attempts to suppress it...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 147–164.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Daniel T. O'Hara A review of Michael Wood's Yeats and Violence (2010) and Alain Badiou's Five Lessons on Wagner (2010), this article argues that Wood, by not taking the occult seriously in Yeats, mistakes his general imaginative project, which, as Badiou argues concerning Wagner, is to discover a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., lifestyle , since its first appearances in Western social thought, served as a basis for expressed judgment of social forms and practices. Discursively, lifestyle within social thought both justified and sustained the normative conception of an ideal citizen. Taking up three motifs within this history—the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 201–208.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Paul A. Bové Criticism should take on board the traditions of Blackmur, Auerbach, and Said to deal philologically and lovingly with the human history recorded and created in the use of language. Poetry especially is the vestibule for critics who understand that categorical and conceptual knowledge...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 179–201.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Friedrich Nietzsche—on the psychopathology of ressentiment that plagues Western, European democracies. The review focuses on Sloterdijk’s philosophical project but also takes into consideration the philosopher’s politics, which have received much criticism in both his native Germany and abroad. I would...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... development not fundamentally what we take literature to be creating? Book Reviewed: Gass William H. , Middle C ( New York : Knopf , 2013 ). Hereafter, this work is cited parenthetically . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Inside Out Again: In William H. Gass’s Middle C...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Anne Allison The essay takes on recent news stories of “missing elderly” (elderly whose deaths go unrecorded) and “lonely death” (bodies discovered days or weeks after someone has died all alone) to consider how life, death, and the bonds/debts of social relationality are getting recalibrated in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... onward have worked to clarify with precise language and argument, and by ignoring tremendous amounts of countervailing textual evidence. Far from blindly committing the correlationist “error,” much of Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy takes the issues Meillasoux raises as central ones for any...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Naomi Waltham-Smith What is at stake when the sonorous becomes a condition of possibility for a concept of community? Exploring the ex(ap)propriation of the sonic that takes places at the threshold between the refusal of presence in French deconstruction (Derrida, Nancy) and the refusal of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., producing an ecology of music and sound that reaffirms the term and, along with it, a multicultural account of diversity that takes the Western notion of culture as a viable concept for all peoples. This essay, rather, seeks to acknowledge a historical lineage of ethnomusicology and its relation to...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 179–204.
Published: 01 May 2016
... marginality takes various forms, institutional and intellectual, including reports on the state of the field, the curricula of departments and programs of comparative literature, and recent research that promulgates a discourse of “untranslatability” among comparatists. A key factor in this questionable...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Zionist justificatory regime undergoes a significant modification when, in the 1950s, the United States takes over the sponsorship of the Israeli state from the Old World empires. It will show, specifically, the imperial ideology of the Old World that was the original model of the Zionist justificatory...