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boundary 2 (1 February 2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Joe Cleary Duke University Press 2004 Toward a Materialist-Formalist History of Twentieth-Century Irish Literature Joe Cleary 1 Most accounts of contemporary Irish culture tend to be largely affir- mative, even...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 27–65.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Sebastian Veg This article attempts to bring a new perspective to the debate on Chinese modernism and, in so doing, to reflect on the idea of modernism itself. Rather than opposing European “high modernists” and an early twentieth-century Chinese literature defined by Enlightenment and nineteenth...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2008) 35 (2): 125–155.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Wang Hui © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Scientific Worldview, Culture Debates, and the Reclassification of Knowledge in Twentieth-century China Wang Hui Translated by Hongmei Yu...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Seamus Deane The essay tracks the history of republicanism in Ireland during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The eighteenth-century rebellion of the United Irishmen of 1798 was based on the principles of the American and French Revolutions. But after the Great Famine of 1845–47, although...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Leah Feldman Two types of translation dominated the social sphere of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war at the beginning of the twentieth century: the translation of diverse languages in the multilingual empire and a Marxist-Leninist linguistic turn that emphasized the role of dialectical...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... recent years, Chinese policy makers have again used the Confucius label as part of their “charm offensive” to win friends and influence in the world. This essay traces the major interpretations of Confucius and the social manifestations of those evaluations in the twentieth century, culminating in the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Mario De Caro; Telmo Pievani For many centuries, since the beginning of the modern age, the Roman Catholic Church held an ambivalent attitude toward science, until an enlightened position seemed to prevail at the end of the twentieth century, with two papal statements that respectively concerned...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 77–94.
Published: 01 November 2017
... through the early twentieth-century American revival of COIN in Iraq—to tame uncontrollable, asymmetrical threats in part by knowing them. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 terrorism counterinsurgency guerrilla expertise colonialism References Allied Expeditionary Force . 1945 . Combating...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 1–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Joe Cleary One of the most brilliant and controversial critics to emerge in Ireland in the twentieth century, Seamus Deane has produced a significant body of work that traces with insight and verve the development of modern Irish literature from the eighteenth century to the contemporary moment...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Emmanuel Alloa If literary avant-garde journals and their communities have been, in the twentieth century, a space for creating, if not sustaining, major political utopias, it should help explain why this “literary communism,” as Jean-Luc Nancy called it, is not a weakened or substitutional form of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2019) 46 (2): 19–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Arif Dirlik Now that revolution is, on the one hand, associated with the failure of the twentieth-century socialist revolutions and, on the other hand, embraced as a marketing slogan by the “dynamic” sectors of capitalism, what is the efficacy of revolution? What form of Marxism is most adequate...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... reading of Lu Xun and Jacques Derrida on the question of language conceived of as a mother tongue. The essay also dwells on the remarkable reverence accorded to Lu Xun as well as the politics of commemorating Lu Xun in mainland China of the twentieth century and since. © 2011 by Duke University Press...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
... diminishing his life, his art, or his legacy as an iconoclastic, genuinely transitional figure in the emergence of twentieth-century culture. His status as the first Global Citizen, representing his race and his country, is augmented by his anomalous “postracial” identity as a representative of human good...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... resulting instrumental and mechanistic tendencies of twentieth-century life. Adorno’s fractured and aphoristic Minima Moralia is a reflection on the “damaged” nature of exilic existence; Spanos’s In the Neighborhood of Zero decries the massive destructive potential, on both global and personal levels, of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2016) 43 (1): 43–74.
Published: 01 February 2016
... posit” associated with late twentieth-century musicology and sociology that valorizes music's social utility. Recognizing serious limitations in both, we turn to Étienne Balibar's notion of “civility” as an experimental practice that regulates extremes in order to reduce violence. Drawing on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., The Age of Extremes , is different, in that it is structured in terms of the effects on the West of the simulacrum of Soviet Communism, rather than its threat or actuality. Hobsbawm remains a figure of the twentieth century to the extent that his work missed the rise of new productive forces, the...
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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 February 2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... projection of “light,” which are the hypomnemata , or inscriptions, themselves. The progressivist and utopist styles, and weak messianism, which defined twentieth-century critical projects, themselves fueled the ecocidal trajectory. Any future war over inscriptions, the last perimeters of which bots now...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 59–72.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Colin Dayan Through the route of the dog, I examine the limits and reach of what I call Williams's “poetic ethnography.” In disavowing any cherished humanism, William Carlos Williams writes his long poem Paterson . In acknowledging the obscenity of his twentieth-century world and a brutal history...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 165–195.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jed Rasula This essay considers the disappearance from the historical record of hundreds of American poets who published regularly in the first half of the twentieth century. Since a pedagogically oriented canon emerged in 1950, scholars have assumed that a small number of established figures were...