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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 197–218.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Bishnupriya Ghosh Duke University Press 2004 On Grafting the Vernacular: The Consequences of Postcolonial Spectrology Bishnupriya Ghosh The literary icon Amitav Ghosh has lately acquired the status of elder statesman among South...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2007 Babel and Vernacular in an Empire of Immigrants: Howells and the Languages of American Fiction Jonathan Arac Philological criticism is not just the same as close...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 75–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-important question: What were pre-Orientalist conceptions of the vernacular that Lallu Jee Lal brought to his translation of the Bhagvata Purana in Premsagar ? Pre-Orientalist conceptions of the vernacular often did not denote, in the first and primary sense, a specific language. Poets were concerned...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 67–123.
Published: 01 May 2011
... for most writing as well as the vernacular—by the end of the nineteenth century. While the turn to the vernacular has generally been seen as the sine qua non of the expansion of popular knowledge in modern China, Wang Hui finds Lu Xun arguing that any abandonment of deeply rooted indigenous linguistic form...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2010
... linguistic nationalism is characterized by the extremity of measures taken for the control of communicability, in the establishment of an impossibly self-same or self-identical identity. Contrary to the claims of ideologues of nationalism, phoneticization and vernacularization are never merely acts...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Paul A. Bové Abstract Charles Bernstein is a major crossing point for poetry and poetics. His art and discussion of poetry exploit and develop the vernaculars of language as they echo across time and international borders and national languages. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... , the modern Chinese vernacular, offer important insights into the mission-encumbered language of China's present-day intellectual elite. As the critical exemplar of choice in intellectual China, Lu Xun's evocative formulations, together with his aspiration to transform hearts and minds through baihua , have...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 153–160.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Michael Fishbein Sidney H. Griffith’s recent book, The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the “People of the Book” in the Language of Islam , discusses how the Bible was translated into Arabic, the language of Islam, but increasingly the vernacular of Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
...” to elaborate the transformative energies of what California still stands for as worlding edge-space, as a temporal promise of social transformation and popular-cultural redemption not quite over. In bleaker plot strands, we witness an American vernacular revolution of pop-carnivalesque energies being...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 February 2021
... out for such linguistic nodes, because . . . in such fleeting conjunctions of vernacular and cultivated style . . . the comic, cathartic action occurs (938). Ellison and Morrison differ on many matters, but here they seem at one. In a late essay, she wrote of the need for an American writer...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 63–65.
Published: 01 May 2011
... erudite contemporaries? The style Lu Xun chose here lies in direct antithesis with the burgeoning calls for the vernacular that had begun in earnest after the Chinese defeat by Japan in 1894–1895, after which, and arguably for the first time, a plurality of intellectuals came...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 197–217.
Published: 01 August 2017
... part of the book, ‘Sentences,’ is composed almost entirely from sentences taken from two sources and both are oral histories: Working by Studs Terkel and Yessir, I’ve Been Here a Long Time: Faces and Words of Americans by George Mitchell. I lifted and arranged sentences from these vernacular...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183–213.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the formation of what Mufti calls the “supposedly distinct” vernaculars and literary traditions of “Hindi” and “Urdu” from a northern Indian vernacular linguistic complex established as a lingua franca under seventeenth-century­ Mughal rule. Mufti’s account dates the emergence of this “linguistic...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... In the vernacular, these complex develop- ments in the world of thought and culture have long been collectively dubbed ‘‘postmodernism often in the form of an epithet. Said himself of course was deeply influenced by the European thinkers—Adorno, Foucault, Der- rida, and Auerbach, above all—whose work...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 163–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
... hierarchy. So, sci-­fi novels and films and graphic novels are modern epic forms, as far as I’m concerned. I think that’s part of its vitality: if it were something that we put on a pedestal, it probably would have died out long ago. It’s only when it becomes part of the vernacular that it has...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... incomprehensible to con- temporary vernacular speakers; and divinatory, philosophic, and religious ritual manuals. The state and its national and regional social elites sus- tained political dynasties of unusual duration because the examination sys- tem reauthorized these changing orthodoxies every three...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 263–264.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the groundbreaking book (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (1992). His latest book is Sentient Flesh (Thinking in Disorder/Poi sis in Black) (Duke Uni- versity Press, 2020). Fred Moten teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York Univer- sity...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 229–230.
Published: 01 February 2000
... and a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective. He is the author of (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (1992) and has published in the areas of philosophy, literary/cultural theory...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., in this universalist sense of the modern, “with its particular Latinate etymology and genealogy marks . . . [a] . . . process of assimilation of diverse cultures of writing, a process only partially concealed by the use of such vernacular terms as ’adab (Arabic, Persian, Urdu) and sãhitya (Hindi...