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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... why questioning the historical uses and transformations of the word tragedy and the notion of the “tragic” may be important today. Such an effort matters not just for theater critics or historians but also for anyone who wishes to discover the active links between these normative generic concepts...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... . Translated by Folliot Denise Mathews Jackson . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Totally, Tenderly, Tragically: BS and BB Daniel Ross Walter Benjamin famously linked the process of proletarianization...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and to identify their cryptic nature with his traumatic break from Gustav Wyneken and the tragic failures of the youth movement. This involves, on the one hand, an inversion of his early Nietzschean influences into a political anti-Nietzscheanism, one that this essay explores through the figures of freedom...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 121–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
... homeland rather than the state. One result of this rethinking of the history of Chinese intellectuals is the emergence of 1957, the beginning of the Anti-Rightist Campaign, as a critical, and tragic, turning point for socialist theory and practice in China and throughout the world. References Cheng...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 103–132.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... The novel today is best understood as a shipping container giving refuge to virtually any kind of aesthetic or narrative content. The “stateless” (as opposed to global) novel requires a new model of individualism, a subjectivity embodied in the tragic life of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lingered sans papiers...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of “agonistic humanism” that they support, and the book’s deft navigation of the relationship between interpretation and theorizing. It also queries the emphasis on Antigone’s quest for sovereignty at the cost of acknowledging her imbrication in ancestral curse and tragic frames of agency and advocates more...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of belief. What enables the whole framework to stand together is a tragic view of the universe, which privileges the immanent sense of wonder over the transcendental sense of miracle. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Stathis Gourgouris I’m...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 111–115.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... in matters of correspondence, the body is tragically absent. “in matters of correspondence, the body is tragically absent.” “in matters of correspondence, the body is tragically absent...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., with the emergence of postsecularism we have witnessed a renewed interest in tragedy and the tragic. As the political art par excellence, tragedy deals with a crisis of authority as a regime is challenged to defend its legitimacy. It explores the possibility of a self-­ questioning polity that would operate...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in how we acknowledge the inevitable. Critchley thinks this attitude brings us too close to fantasies of autonomy, even in defeat, since we get to present our- selves as determining our attitudes. And the tragic too easily turns to self-­ congratulatory quiescence. Therefore, Critchley argues...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of the story to come” (CM, 166). The supplemental paragraphs foregrounding his “tragic dilemma” remove Toussaint L’Ouverture from the position as the hero of an unfold- ing epic of liberation and reinsert him within a tragic site opened up “by the irreconcilable dissociation between...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 147–164.
Published: 01 August 2011
...). Though born in intensely self-­aware joy, Markievicz’s mature imagination has tragically imprisoned itself in a world of violence destructive of whatever human innocence it once had. While no obvious mythic archetype looms over this poem, its final scene is painted thick with self-conscious­...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 75–90.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of tradition or status, caught in the grip of not knowing whither or what, and, in terror, expecting some sort of total violation—this is, for Yeats, the tragic precondition of vision- ary creation. As Yeats’s gothic figures of speech suggest, being rather like the damsel in distress of chivalric romance...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 209–215.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the Tragic Sensibility (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007); Sacred Order/Social Order, Vol. 3: The Jew of Culture (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008); The Feeling Intel- lect: Selected Writings (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990); The Triumph...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 21–44.
Published: 01 May 2000
... of Dennis Reardon (Brian Aherne) and Lady Helen Drummond (Merle Oberon) with the tragic role that Reardon/Collins is called on to play in the struggle for Irish independence. As in most Hollywood films of that era, the nature...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 11–34.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the line between actual events and the modifications of one’s own reflective mind is blurred in Vico, as it is in the numerous authors who were influenced by him, like James Joyce. But this perhaps tragic shortcoming of human knowledge and history is one of the unresolved contradictions pertaining...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (trivial and schematic) at one end, and, at the other, the sensational example (tragic, lurid, typically both public and intimate). Banal examples might be thought not to war- rant any further comment, precisely because they are banal. Frances Fer- guson’s discussion, in this issue, of Donald...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 February 2001
... besetting griefs is the devaluation in his eyes of his beloved mother, Gertrude. And years later, when his mother is dying, they see Anthony and Cleopatra in London. By this time, she has been much altered by the tragic events in Lebanon, the civil war, the Israeli invasion, the massacres. ‘‘All...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 3–15.
Published: 01 August 2017
... James a crucial resource for the necessary imaginative effort. This complex imagination was tragic. Trilling scandalized US literary culture in 1959 when he spoke at the celebration to honor Robert Frost’s eighty-­fifth birthday. Trilling began by comparing Frost in his advanced age and great...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 225–227.
Published: 01 August 2002
... everyone, became a saint, and Chango always protected him on his tragic pilgrimages to Los Hoyos in Santiago, on his wanderings through Bayamo and Ciego de Ávila, on his medical trips to Brazil and Santo Domingo, and even...