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boundary 2

Subject Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631207535.1997.x


Since its inception at the State University of New York at Binghamton under the editorship of W.V. Spanos in 1972, boundary 2 has been the leading journal of the literature and C ritical theory of P ostmodernism . In its early years, the journal was a vehicle for a very particular critique of the metaphysical bases of aesthetic modernism which was derived from the work of Martin H eidegger . In a number of important articles, Spanos himself argued for a postmodernist literature and L iterary criticism which would acknowledge the open and unfinished condition of “being-in-time,” thus abandoning the abstract will-to-power of the disinterested, or timeless work or critical interpretation. boundary 2 has also provided a forum for postmodernist P oetry and fiction. More recently, under the editorship of Paul Bové, the journal has widened its focus to explore developments in postmodernism and attitudes towards it outside the Anglo-American mainstream, for example, in Ireland, Latin America, and Japan. 1990 : “ A conversation with William V. Spanos ”. 1986 : “ Postmodernism: an interview with William V. Spanos ”. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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