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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Marilyn Ivy Duke University Press 2005 In/Comparable Horrors: Total War and the Japanese Thing Marilyn Ivy Perhaps no other national formation has troubled the demands of international comparison as much as Japan, occupying...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 123–138.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tyrone Williams © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 On Race and Innovation Dossier / Williams 123 Tyrone Williams The Authenticity of Difference as “Curious Thing[s Carl Phillips, Ed Roberson, and Erica Hunt The question of aesthetic authenticity...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
... narratives of risk, both, to varying degrees, forswear agency and accede to a contemporary feeling of impotence. Things Unexploded: The Calculus and Aesthetics of Risk in Two Post-­Boom Irish Novels Mary McGlynn The opening of Colum McCann’s...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
... meaning and garners its effects from the division between value and disregard, things and persons, human and nonhuman. In analyzing how legal reasoning has historically contributed to literal expropriation, I examine the generally invisible nexus of animality, human marginalization, and juridical...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 191–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Soyica Diggs Colbert “‘When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead’: The Future of the Human in Suzan-Lori Parks’s The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World ” puts thing theory in conversation with theorizations of temporality, claiming that things rupture the subject/object binary by dislocating...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Tracie Morris “Rakim's Performativity” considers the influence and relevance of pioneering Rapper Rakim's influential track “Follow the Leader” through the lens of J. L. Austin's theory of performativity presented in his philosophical work How to Do Things with Words . The author reflects on...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87–98.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Lindsay Waters In his recent book The Swerve , Stephen Greenblatt tells the story of how the recovery of “On the Nature of Things,” by Lucretius, sparked the Renaissance and ultimately changed the direction of human thought. The focus of Greenblatt’s study is Lucretius’s atomism, an idea he claims...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
... articulation of things. The ontological theory of language at issue here, with its concern for the problems of meaning and translation in particular and its methodological distance-in-nearness, entails a simultaneously concentrated and expansive allegorical experience of the world. Allegory brings out the word...
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boundary 2 (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 (2016) 43 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2016
... existence is inexhaustible, and remarkable things happen in and through it—end of story. Why, then, the question of value? Divesting sound and music from naive notions of intrinsic value, the essays here examine heterogeneous modalities by which sound and music produce value in and as history, politics, and...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
... property-in-slaves. The article traces the emergence of “Negro music” as an anomalous form extending from the body of a sounding property, slave, whose status as a living thing owning a viable audibility served to heighten the sense of an unobtainable musicality. This unobtainability is part and parcel of...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 179–195.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Christian Thorne A wide-ranging interview with Philip Mirowski, in which he, among other things, clarifies his position on the critique of science, issues several challenges to the contemporary Left, and explains why his account of the Neoliberal Thought Collective is not a conspiracy theory...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2020
... things in analyses. Hansen Mark , Embodying Technesis: Technology beyond Writing ( Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2000 ) Hansen Mark , Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2015 ) Hayles N...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 97–103.
Published: 01 August 2009
... “thoughts on things,” like the plumage of Lorine Niedecker's “Mergansers,” that “fold unfold / above the river beds.” In voicing the meandering pitches of Maggie O'Sullivan's “Starlings,” do we undergo kinship with animals? Poetry animals lose sight of teleology and move with periodic, inhuman intensities...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
... letting things happen—is itself not only an ethical position but also a formal principle in realist fiction. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Being in the Plot: Action, Intuition, and Trolleys Jesse Rosenthal There’s a scene in Charles...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 151–167.
Published: 01 August 2012
... giving an account of what it was like for him as a person who had grown up in an orthodox Catholic family in America in the second half of the twentieth century to suddenly find himself, in reading Milton, to be living in a world where bitsiness was the rule. He had to learn to read things literally, not...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2017
... have been central to his writing career. He discusses, among other things, his dreams for his country, the Somali diaspora, the place of African writing in the world, the question of literary prizes and their influence on writers and in setting agendas for the literary world, and so on. It is a rare...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2014
... them with the “self-evidently natural laws” of the economic. One consequence of this substitution of the economic for the political is the emergence of “second-handedness,” a condition that may seem to be a contingent property of the region but may be the harbinger of things to come for the rest of the...
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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 (2015) 42 (4): 51–57.
Published: 01 November 2015
... sequence of sheer happenings. —Hannah Arendt, Men in Dark Times 1 It was a nice try. It was a nice move that made the black move to white. A nice move that turned most things away from what they were looking at. Sometimes the way they moved suggested something other than the color of...