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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... literature given by Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti, explaining their achievement while also identifying where each finally subtracts the world from world literature. Second, it begins to consider the formal limitations of the novel as genre, and in particular how the late eighteenth-century epistolary...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ben Conisbee Baer Elaborating Barbara Cassin’s category of the Untranslatable, Emily Apter’s Against World Literature demonstrates the Untranslatable’s performative capability to question and displace the voracity of the World Literature industry. Neither a primer nor a how-to, Apter’s new book...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 71–74.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Aamir R. Mufti The introduction to this dossier situates the concept of world literature as potentially challenging and intellectually productive, on the one hand, and susceptible to easy commodification, on the other. It argues for an incontrovertible link between the Orientalist philological...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 179–204.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lawrence Venuti Despite the increased attention that translation has received in conjunction with the newly revived topic of “world literature,” translation research and practice continue to be marginal in comparative literature as the field has developed in the United States. The evidence for this...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
... philosophical reflections on the literary, defined as they so frequently are by a small, high modernist European canon? Might Badiou provide resources for a critique of what has become known as “world literature,” with its assumptions about translation and the smooth transportability of literary meaning? How...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 135–169.
Published: 01 February 2018
... forceful or socially engaged sense in the twenty-first century. “Horseman, Pass By The Neoliberal World System and the Crisis in Irish Literature Joe Cleary 1. From Boom to Bust: The Capitalist Crisis in Irish Literature Can...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 163–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jeffrey J. Williams “American Literature in the World” is an interview with the literary critic Wai Chee Dimock, in which she discusses her efforts to extend the field of American literature, over time and to various continents, for instance seeing the use of the ancient epic Gilgamesh in...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the poetics of “world literature” to engage the ever-changing vicissitudes of postcolonial globality. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Derealizations of the Ideal: Walcott Encounters Seferis Stathis Gourgouris Literary criticism is...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 7–27.
Published: 01 August 2012
...; from Germany’s coming to terms with its Nazi past to contemporary memory studies; from world literature and globalization to the humanities education today; from his intellectual debt to Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault to his first exposure to the work of Theodor Adorno, and his relationship with...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... music) offers an alternative view of the ontology of literature, without falling back into the long-frustrated attempts to “define literature.” Many (if not all) of the texts that we call “literary” provide us with exactly this impression of “being wrapped” into the material world—a material world in...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
... alone an epoch in the history of literature. This review is an attempt to respond to North from precisely this point of view: the perspective of literary criticism. It suggests that Kafka’s notations might indeed be part of a longer tradition of aphorisms, a genre that has often been conceived as a...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 105–134.
Published: 01 May 2015
... México; at the 2013 MLA in Boston; and at Williams College. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Roberto Bolaño allegory world literature Nazism comparison Comparison, Allegory, and the Address of “Global” Realism (The Part about Bolaño...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Lee Konstantinou This essay investigates the common charge that contemporary US fiction and the literature of 9/11 have failed to meaningfully engage with the world. While it is true that American fiction has become increasingly insular and that the New York City-based publishing industry...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 173–196.
Published: 01 August 2018
... . Geographies of Modernism: Literatures, Cultures, Spaces . New York : Routledge . Buck-Morss Susan . 2009 . Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History . Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press . Casanova Pascale . 2004 . The World Republic of Letters . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and Melville around 1850. Fredric Jameson’s notions of the “political unconscious” in modern Western literature and “national allegory” in third world writing attempt to conceptualize a similar set of issues, as does in its different way Said’s notion of “contrapuntal” criticism.4 I have...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... (102 3) Deutsch / Swift, Said, and Literature 43 Aesop posits the ancients civil deference to the past against a modernity figured as rude satire defaced and dirtied by its engagement with the present. While the bee s work turns matter into metaphor, the mod- erns can t transcend the muck of the world...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
... is to say, to teaching all the world's languages and literatures) under the Malthusian market conditions that govern an enrollment-driven modern education. While there may be no ready solutions to the problems posed by the planetary imperative, one place to look for them is in the substantive...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... , Ramazani Jahan , and Rouzer Paul , eds., The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics , 4th ed. ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2012 ). © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 poetry poetics world literature postdigital encyclopedia References Apter...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 207–241.
Published: 01 February 2004
... Consumer Society in Modernism/Postmod- ernism, ed. Peter Brooker (London and New York: Longman, 1992), 177. Cleary / Materialist History of Twentieth-Century Irish Literature 213 tends, ‘‘will be to invent the life habits of the new social world to ‘‘de- program’’ subjects trained in an...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 73–97.
Published: 01 August 2017
... . Bayly C. A. 1989 . Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World, 1780–1830 . London : Longman . Burnham Michelle . 2007 . Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System . Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College Press . Cecil David . 1930 . Stricken Deer...