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boundary 2 (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 (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 (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 (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 Lawrence...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 133–163.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the stylistics of Sebald’s text, Gee’s work echoes polyvocality and renders the influences and psychological associations of Sebald’s text into externalized fragments that convey the interwoven processes of memory, perception, and spatialization. Neumann reproduces Austerlitz’s observations more faithfully...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 39–44.
Published: 01 August 2022
... the particular features of the diction of prophetic poetry, as Brown conceives it, and how it relates to the expressive substance of his own diction in the innovative critical texts he produced. The diction of Brown's own “prophetic” texts can be at once libertine and bossy, silly and imposing, initiatory...
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boundary 2 (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 (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...
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boundary 2 (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 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (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...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 105–135.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Rochona Majumdar What changes in our understanding of Indian films when we treat the song sequence as a separate medium situated both within and outside the film text? I argue for treating the song text as operating simultaneously on multiple levels, both within the film and in its afterlife...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (3): 189–209.
Published: 01 August 2023
... sequesters medieval objects of study from contributing to the ongoing theorization of critical frameworks. The article analyzes a thirteenth-century Old French text, Les enfances Renier , to demonstrate how a medieval text depicts ambivalence in the face of alterity, a hallmark of recent post-Saidian...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 123–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Hala Halim In contradistinction to Anglophone criticism's airbrushing of all things Egyptian/Arab from the iconic image of C. P. Cavafy, this essay dwells on the poet as an Egyptiote. An Egyptiote orientation, it is argued, variously informs given poems and prose texts in his later years. Probing...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 79–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Hoon Song Authorship is the key site where the power of North Korea's leader gathers itself. The founding father, Kim Il Sung, “authored” the nation by scripting the philosophico-political text Juch'e . But this element of leader-as-author—the “king” who is also “philosopher”—is constitutively...