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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2022
... for mass audiences in greater China as well as abroad, raises the question of if and how an aesthetic of suppositionality is related to the emerging virtual realism enabled by computer‐generated imagery (CGI). The concept of suppositionality not only helps us to evaluate how contemporary Chinese animation...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 155–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anders Engberg-Pedersen In the twenty-first century, warfare has increasingly become pervaded by fictions. Using carefully crafted virtual worlds to train, prepare, and process military engagements, the US military has co-opted and militarized a field that one does not usually associate with war...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that moves beyond his poetry's earlier emphases on the purely interpersonal and material nature of language and its uses. Through a discussion of Bernstein's concept of the never-attained “virtual” in his essay “Poetics of the Americas” and philosopher Gilles Deleuze's concept of the “virtual,” I argue...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... destabilized with the first several questions. Similarly, the notion that Virilio holds that the manipulation of emotion negates democratic possibility as such, that citizenship is entirely incompatible with globalization, and that the only option in our time is to either entirely converge virtual and actual...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 127–145.
Published: 01 November 2016
... but a wide-ranging and engaged theory of modernism, one keyed to the question of mimesis in (a technological) modernity. Picasso is for Clark the representative modern painter, “the artist of the century,” whose constantly experimenting production influenced virtually all the other realms of modern art...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and threatened to destroy the institutional foundation of the party-state. Seeking to remedy the virtual absence of a historically grounded understanding of the legacy of Chinese socialism in the contemporary discussions of “capitalism with Chinese characteristics,” this essay argues that how we understand...
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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 (2024) 51 (1): 95–106.
Published: 01 February 2024
... on “the American Grammar Book” and its discursive violence, her proposed “solution” to this violence is virtually neglected. These remarks are intended to foreground this intervention by reconstructing her discourse theory of “the One” and “Interior Intersubjectivity.” In particular Warren notes the influence...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 May 2001
...’’ of autobiographical narration and deformed it further in the pellucid contortions of Pamela: A Novel, which some underground critics have acclaimed as the ‘‘last masterpiece of the twentieth century Singular, wry, aloof yet collective in struggle, Pamela offers up a varied, virtualized, and vicarious world...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 65–96.
Published: 01 February 2002
... and actual question of this workwhat is philosophyyields clear and direct answers, this other, more difficult, implicit, and virtual questionwhy phi- losophyyields a series of scattered, impatient, and indignant responses, which can be succintly pieced together in the following way. In brief, the question...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 211–222.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that 1992 was not an aberration but the long historical denouement of the idea of India as organically the land of the Hindus. This long gestation of a “Hindu normative” rooted in small towns as it is in urban cultures, in physical territories and in virtual spaces, unfolds in Basu's Hindutva as Political...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 223–227.
Published: 01 February 2000
... York: St. Martin’s, 1999. Apter, Emily. Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects. Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. Aravamudan, Srinivas. Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 February 2002
... that moment I hear a commotion in the hall. I can hear several people questioning students: Which is the charlatan’s office? I recognize the Swedish accents. Suddenly Jesper and Leif, Göran and Lars-Håkan all tumble into my room. We’re here to help you, they laugh. Göran offers me a virtual beer...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 113–144.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... 2. Robert Hunter, The Gamification Handbook: Everything You Need to Know about Gamification (Brisbane, QLD: Emereo, 2011). Also see Byron Reeves and J. L. Read, Total Engagement: Using Games and Virtual Worlds to Change the Way People Work and Businesses Compete (Boston: Harvard...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 29–66.
Published: 01 August 2003
... (and to virtually all the young Americans who fought in Vietnam) mediated by the melodramatic Hollywood western and its World War II allotrope, and symbolized by the ubiquitous mythicized icon of the actor John Wayne. The simulacrum he...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 107–122.
Published: 01 August 2003
...) in 1966, could virtually be the model of the world several recent books claim is emerging triumphantly or ominously (or both) right now.2 In the following essay, I focus on one of these books, Elaine L. Graham’s Representations...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 125–147.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... The metaphysical real is virtual and superlative, while lived experience is compressed and reduced. Engineers refer to this as “round off.” Round off indicates the way in which analog values are rounded to discrete numbers. Thus the minute precision of, say, a floating-point­ number will be rounded...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 May 2001
... 1990): 11–12. 2. The virtual absence of reference to contemporary continental theory in the bibliog- raphies and indexes of the new Cambridge History of American Literature, ed. Sacvan Bercovitch. vols. 1 and 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 1995), bears symptomatic witness...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 97–117.
Published: 01 August 2005
... usages (including Adorno’s) virtually always connoting ideol- ogy itself, everything that forecloses the (utopian) promise of future deliver- ance from the fated repetition of the past. As part—or as ‘‘momentof its effort to ‘‘reliquify’’ the ideological rigidities it suffers, immanent critique must...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 February 2008
... positive presentations, the mili- tant void of multiple differences. Once so evoked, this subtracted specter or virtually indiscernible ghost of a flower then receives a new name from the poet via his innovative use of figures of speech. This simple formulation of a complex theory of truth as event...