Minding Borders
Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy

Edited by Nicola Gardini, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri and Matthew Reynolds

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1 November 2017  •  240pp

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Both comparative criticism and translation cross borders, yet borders that have been crossed still exist. Even a border that has been dismantled is likely to reappear in a different place, or as a less obvious set of limiting practices: migrant texts and migrant ideas, like migrant people, may not achieve full citizenship in their new locations. Of course, there is a creative aspect to borders too, as postcolonial theory in particular has emphasized. Borders are contact zones, generators of hybridity, spaces of exchange, cross-fertilization, and enrichment. For all these reasons, borders require minding – thinking about, managing, even in a sense policing.

Rather than celebrating the crossing of borders, or dreaming of their abolition, Minding Borders traces their troubling and yet generative resilience. It explores how borders define as well as exclude, protect as well as violate, and nurture some identities while negating others. The contributors range comparatively across geography, politics, cultural circulation, creativity, and the structuration of academic disciplines, hoping that the analysis of borders in one domain may illuminate their workings in another. Whatever other form a border takes it is always also a border in the mind.

Reviews:

  • ‘The contributors not only bring to light the long history of border-making, but also the ways in which it is possible to construct a methodological framework by which to interrogate these practices.’ — Fariha Shaikh, Modern Language Review 114.4, October 2019, 845-46 (full text online)

Contents:

i-vi
Minding Borders: Minding Borders
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vii-viii
Table of Contents
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ix-ix
Acknowledgements
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x-xiv
Notes On the Contributors
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1-16
Introduction
Nicola Gardini, Matthew Reynolds, Adriana Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri
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17-24
Chapter 1 Old and New Borders: A Geographical Approach
Davide Papotti
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25-40
Chapter 2 Uncharted Borders Mixed Realities and Representations of the Californio Period Community and Culture of San Diego, California
Jeffrey Swartwood
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41-52
Chapter 3 Body and Empire: Space and Borders in Second-Century Greek-Roman Culture
Catherine Darbo-Peschanski
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53-66
Chapter 4 the Mediterranean Novel Defying Borders
Adrian Grima
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67-75
Chapter 5 Infra-Materiality and Opaque Drifting
Caroline Bergvall
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76-96
Chapter 6 Minding Orientalist Margins: Colonial Nomos and Jonathan Scott’s Revision of the Arabian Nights
Claire Gallien
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97-114
Chapter 7 Image, Text, and Conflict: Willie Doherty’s ‘at the Border’
Rosie Lavan
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115-134
Chapter 8 the Mother Tongue As Border
Anne Isabelle François
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135-149
Chapter 9 the Edge of Thought: Extended Cognition and the Border Between Mind and World
Michael Wheeler
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150-168
Chapter 10 On Entanglings: Disciplines, Materiality and Distributed Cognition
Peter Garratt
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169-186
Chapter 11 Cross-Channel Literary Crossings and the Borders of Translatability
Céline Sabiron
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187-200
Chapter 12 A Conversation Across Borders: Marcel Proust’s Le Temps Retrouvé and Its Translation Into Estonian
Madli Kütt
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201-217
Chapter 13 When Do Different Literatures Become Comparable? the Vague Borders of Comparability and Incomparability
Xiaofan Amy Li
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218-226
Index
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Bibliography entry:

Gardini, Nicola, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri, and Matthew Reynolds (eds), Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy, Transcript, 5 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2017)

First footnote reference: 35 Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy, ed. by Nicola Gardini, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri and Matthew Reynolds, Transcript, 5 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2017), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Gardini, Jacobs, Morgan, Omri, and Reynolds, p. 47.

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Gardini, Nicola, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri, and Matthew Reynolds (eds). 2017. Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy, Transcript, 5 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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