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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 (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...
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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...
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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 (2022) 49 (3): 15–24.
Published: 01 August 2022
...G. S. Sahota Abstract Through an analysis of the legendary Islamic figure Khizr in the works of Norman O. Brown, Muhammad Iqbal, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe, this essay proposes world literature as a methodology for deriving possible alternatives to existing worlds. By tracing the dialectic...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of 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 always...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the uniformity of literature as a conceptual form and the ubiquity of national models of cultural production. Narayan’s fictional world very deftly brings to light a plethora of verbal and textual practices—whether they be the calligraphy of the signboard painter ( The Painter of Signs ) or the discourse...
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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 (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 (2021) 48 (1): 139–176.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Joe Cleary Though canons and faculty have greatly diversified in recent decades, English departments around the world fundamentally prioritize English and American literatures. To this extent, they resemble the Anglo-American imperial commonwealths that some toward the end of the nineteenth century...
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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 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of 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...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that “literature is seeing the world through words,” and “I consider myself a visual writer [in contrast to Dostoyevsky, for instance Pamuk’s investment in hypotyposis stems from the conviction that the ordi- nary fragments of daily existence express the larger meaning of life, not as a totality...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., 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 discussions of translation...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...; man falls from the garden; and para- dise is lost. The world is abandoned by God, Lukács’s very definition of the novel. Arabic oil literature is not alone in its lamentation over the fall from the garden. In La novela del petróleo en Venezuela, Gustavo Luis Carrera describes...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 213–239.
Published: 01 May 2017
... “Conjectures on World Literature” is a key early contribution that has also proved prescient. He argues that study- ing literature on a planetary scale requires “distant reading,” a sustained attention not to individual texts but to larger units, “genres and systems,” or, alternatively...