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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Hobsbawm Marxism history twentieth century communism Undeletable Text: Eric Hobsbawm McKenzie Wark The world may yet regret that, faced with Rosa Luxemburg’s alterna- tive of socialism or barbarism, it decided against socialism...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay studies the particular conjunction of documentation (“hard facts”) and highly wrought lyric verse and prose in Susan Howe's book The Midnight , a collage text consisting of historical extracts, archival fragments, biographical information, photographs, drawings, cited...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 179–204.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of suppressing translated texts. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 translation comparative literature world literature untranslatability instrumentalism Hijacking Translation: How Comp Lit Continues to Suppress Translated Texts...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 123–132.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joyelle McSweeney This paper considers Hannah Weiner's collage practice as a species of bricolage in keeping with early twentieth-century practitioners such as Tzara and Schwitters. In operating in this disparaged modality and refusing the closure of conventional able-bodied texts, Weiner's work...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Harry Garuba This essay attempts to locate the work of the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah within a tradition of African and postcolonial critical thought that privileges “teacherliness” as a measure of value and significance in its discourse and as an aesthetic principle in literary texts. It...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... “master thinkers” who do not appear; but, epistemologically, we seem to be stuck in the extreme (and unfruitful) tension between seeing literary texts as “allegories” of the impossibility of language to refer to any outside referent (following the dogma of “deconstruction” and the linguistic turn) and a...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s “The Future of Reading? Memories and Thoughts Toward a Genealogical Approach” asks a fundamental question: How does the younger generation of students and readers approach a text, and in which ways does their constant reading via one online device or...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
...M. A. R. Habib One of the central concerns of Islamic scholars today is the need to engage in a rereading of the various “texts” that form the core of Islamic doctrine and practice: the Qur'an; the Sunna, or example of the prophet Muhammad; the hadith , or sayings of the prophet; the tradition of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... repeatable text (such that to repeat a text is to allow for its transformation), Stiegler locates the pharmakon in a specifically inorganic relation the human bears to itself as an organism. In order to function as a relatively stable and autonomous self, the human must be open to inscriptive systems that...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., Morgantown, September 15-17, 2006. When I present this piece in a performance context, it is simultaneous with a kind of multimedia slide show illustrating some of the text materials and text operations discussed. Jim Rosenberg 2009 Bios / The Logosphere / The Finite-Made Evolver Space...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2009
... mandate of self-conscious self-assertion in order to explore the readymade potential of the “uncreative.” They resort to a diverse variety of antiexpressive, antidiscursive strategies (including the use of forced rules, random words, copied texts, boring ideas, and even cyborg tools), doing so in order to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... systematically fails to translate non-English works into English, I argue that critiques of the whole literary field, based on the close reading of individual texts, overlook the systemic and institutional grounds of American unworldliness. David Foster Wallace’s 2004 novella, “The Suffering Channel,” offers...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 125–149.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Bradley J. Fest This essay historically situates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest as a transitional text between the first and second nuclear ages. Written in the immediate wake of the Cold War, Infinite Jest complexly develops the nuclear trope’s fabulously textual persistence despite the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 153–170.
Published: 01 February 2014
... from Stalinism, post-Soviet Russia still defines itself in contrast to its Soviet past, with all the ambiguity that the prefix post entails. Looking at a number of cultural texts that explicitly address the issues of memory, mourning, and atonement, this essay expands this argument by connecting it to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the literary text, which echoes the empty center of modern democracy. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I thank Arif Dirlik for extensive comment and encouragement on earlier versions of this article, as well as Esther Cheung, Gina Marchetti, Esther Yau, and Dan Vukovich, who generously...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Wang Hui Wang Hui's essay explaining “Toward a Refutation of Malevolent Voices,” Lu Xun's dense 1908 meditation on the cultural dilemmas China could no longer put off facing, is the first work to offer a comprehensive reading of this important text. Discussing the treatise in deep historical...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 February 2012
... revolution, along with critical interventions from prominent personages representing various intellectual convictions and currents of civil society, we offer here the transcribed text of the symposium devoted to the youth of the revolution, held on Thursday, February 17, 2011, where a number of those who...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... describe. In contrast to Renan, the thinkers and writers of the Arab nahda , or “awakening,” examined here–Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi, Farah Antun, and Ahmed Faris al-Shidyaq–devised their texts at ground level, shifting their tactics on a dynamic field of operations in response to...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 179–201.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Arne DeBoever This review essay critically assesses Peter Sloterdijk’s book Rage and Time (2006), starting from his more recent book on the welfare state, Die nehmende Hand und die gebende Seite (2010). Both of these texts are part of a by now extensive body of work—rooted in the thought of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Mina Karavanta This essay discusses William V. Spanos’s work as the legacy of what can be called “ontopolitical criticism.” Spanos’s affiliation between texts and the world discloses the overlapping of the history of imperialistic and colonial violence with the politics of ontology, which...