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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 97–123.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Barry Shank Duke University Press 2002 ‘‘That Wild Mercury Sound Bob Dylan and the Illusion of American Culture Barry Shank The goal of man and society should be human independence: a con- cern not with image or...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... kind of beauty, so strong that it had to be forgotten. Her doomed life led me to reflect on how old inequalities are always repackaged in new ways. What does it mean, in the words of Harry Belafonte, to write about a “black woman” who had to pay a “price for her blackness”? Perhaps the only way right...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2012) 39 (1): 43–54.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of conflict and appeasement highlights this as a process of making, unmaking, and remaking that is being driven by an intense ongoing struggle between emergent social forces and established political formations. We indeed find ourselves in the midst of “events and practices” warranting apprehension...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...David Golumbia The theoretical movements known as Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology depend on the “critique of correlationism” offered by the French philosopher Quentin Meillassoux in his 2008 After Finitude . There Meillassoux claims to have shown that Kant and all philosophers...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Jason Michael Adams This interview was conducted on the assumption that for all their seeming pessimism, Virilio's technocultural writings are more productively understood as a “Dionysian yes” than as a simple assertion of the no as such. In other words, they presuppose that the specificity of his...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Lee Konstantinou This essay investigates the common charge that contemporary US fiction and the literature of 9/11 have failed to meaningfully engage with the world. While it is true that American fiction has become increasingly insular and that the New York City-based publishing industry...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Tom Eyers If scholars of Wordsworth have differed considerably in their interpretation of the poet's invocations of nature and subjectivity, there has been broad agreement that it is these and allied themes that determine the poetry's importance. In contrast, this essay identifies a deep seam of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... was in elaboration of Pamuk's assessment of the art of the novel to be about “drawing a picture [of the world of others],” of “getting the world right through words as painters use colors.” Clearly, Pamuk's assessment belongs, albeit in a peculiar way, to the history of mimeticism that Stephen...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... unorthodox conception of what Heidegger meant by the term Dasein . On the standard reading, although the word is not synonymous with “person” or “human being,” it nevertheless refers to what those terms refer to, namely individual people like you and me. Haugeland maintains, instead, that it designates a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs This essay investigates women's photography and its critical reception in recessionary Japan. Drawing on the observation that women's photography centered on portraying relationships, critics—who were predominantly men—interpreted the genre as a project that aimed to reconnect...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Bernard Stiegler Throughout the twentieth century, the development of technologies—of what Walter Benjamin calls “mechanical reproducibility”—led to a generalized regression of the psychomotive knowledges that were characteristic of art amateurs. This regression was made possible by a machinic turn...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 211–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
...J. T. Barbarese From the outset, Wallace Stevens’s reputation has proven a vexation for even supportive critics. While the New Critics wanted his work to look more high modernist than late Romantic, “Romantic-modernists,” resenting even the possibility that Romanticism was passé, argued that...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... counterpart in its desire to move beyond the legacies of the Enlightenment. David Scott initiated this critique by arguing that seemingly endless debates between contesting versions of national historiography demonstrate the limits of using the past to find justice in the present. Qadri Ismail builds on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Manisha Basu This essay reads exemplary instances of the fictional work of Indian novelist R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) as expressions of critical anachronism in a world literary marketplace that, despite claiming diversity as a global, even transcendental, value, remains committed to both the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 87–118.
Published: 01 August 2011
... their inclusion might really be of substantive interest rather than only of ethical merit). Hence, as a response to accusations that mainstream political theory remains staunchly Eurocentric, the emerging field of comparative political thought (CPT) is anxious about its appropriate range of activity: it...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 219–248.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Rosalind C. Morris The rhetorical virtuosity of “The Working Day” chapter in Marx's Das Kapital consists in its staging of two distinct registers of political vocality. On the one hand, the transparent subject of a future scene is given form as that voice which arises to confront capital in its own...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2017
... embody at a foundational level a theory of language that some recent philosophers, including Charles Taylor and Philip Pettit, locate partly in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. As in Hobbes's political theory, this theory of language is closely tied to the conception of political sovereignty as necessarily...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Anustup Basu This essay is a critical evaluation of contemporary urban Hindutva in the light of Carl Schmitt's famous assertion that all liberal political concepts are transposed theological ones. Without agreeing with Schmitt's hard-right nationalism, one can see that from the discursive...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2009) 36 (1): 47–59.
Published: 01 February 2009
...John Beverley Representation of the period of armed struggle in Latin America, which extends from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s, has been dominated by a paradigm of disillusion that equates the armed struggle as a political strategy with an excess of youthful idealism or voluntarism. Waning of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Juliana Spahr At a certain moment, a moment that extends from the late '80s to the turn of the twenty-first century, something interesting happens within literature in English: some of the more provocative literatures in English from various literary schools and various national traditions...