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differences (2018) 29 (1): 102-133.
Published: 01 May 2018
... understand the complicated entanglements of successive generations in the German postwar period. Still today, these entanglements continue to be haunted by postwar generations’ relationships to the so-called “Auschwitz generation,” feeding a highly complex and explosive German historical memory. © 2018 by...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 117-140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... borders of all kinds. Arguing that differences are universal while ontological identities are not, this essay considers the role of Muslims in relation both to the Partition of India and the concentration camps at Auschwitz. In addition to making the case for a non-Enlightenment notion of universalism...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 137-148.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women as well as a Norton reader titled Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism . Gubar has also published Rooms of Our Own (University of Illinois Press, 2006), Poetry after Auschwitz (University of Illinois Press, 2003), Racechanges (Oxford University...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 95-101.
Published: 01 December 2005
... saying so, that I would go to Auschwitz. This was the summer to go to Auschwitz. I’d go there from Krakow. This was the time. This was for me a step back into my parents’ mother-tongue and my mother’s home town, Krakow...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 88-124.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., Theodor. Minima Moralia: Ref lections from Damaged Life . London: Verso, 1974 . Agamben, Giorgio. Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive . New York: Zone, 1999 . Agee, James. “Films.” Nation 24 Mar. 1945 : 342 . Amato, Joseph. Victims and Values . New York: Praeger, 1990...
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differences (2007) 18 (1): 1-6.
Published: 01 May 2007
... members of the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz, of women herded toward the gas chamber and gassed bodies delivered to the crematorium. His polemic is directed against Claude Lanzmann, who views photographs of dead bodies and...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 163-167.
Published: 01 May 2003
... transporting Jews to Auschwitz, an “original” brought from Poland and placed as a “corridor” between two parts of a room. But she was fine; she simply passed through. Another hallway was lined with photographs, close-ups of arms marked...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 48-93.
Published: 01 May 2016
... concentration camp survivor, spoke at length about her experience in Auschwitz and about the extermination of Jews and Gypsies. 25 When, in the lead-up to the Eichmann trial, it was claimed that the trial would be the first to air witness testimony, Jackson’s distinction between persons and things was...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 106-120.
Published: 01 September 2015
... realized what Auschwitz was [. . .] they had known their fate, but what could we have done? What could we have done?” Freudiger is the only witness in the trial who could “testify to the cooperation between the Nazi rule and the Jewish authorities,” Arendt writes in Eichmann in Jerusalem (124). In the...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 61-69.
Published: 01 September 2015
... image is itself highly overdetermined as a kind of return or revenant : if it is a train, the suggestion is Auschwitz, or in any event the return of some kind of Holocaust-associated element or memory. The menacing image and vehicle that approaches us turn out to be a vaguely marked bus on a country...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 1-16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... will neither die nor live. However, we might compare this second passage with a moment in Primo Levi’s memoir The Drowned and the Saved, from a chap- ter titled “Shame.” Many years after his liberation from Auschwitz, Levi was...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 173-188.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... 1 See Hirsch and Spitzer, “Vulnerable Lives,” for a related discussion of Steedman on the archive. 2 I am grateful to Brent Edwards for this suggestion, which emerges from his course “Black Radicalism and the Archive.” Works Cited Agamben Giorgio . Remnants of Auschwitz...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 125-162.
Published: 01 May 2003
... his writings and his political engagement. In his preface to the American edition of Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus , Foucault states that thinking through Auschwitz has become an imperative for all European intellec tuals...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 1-25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... interdisciplinary consolidation around antinormativity as its most productive field-defining rule. The complexities that ensue—as critical sensibility, political imaginary, and disciplinary rule converge—are at the heart of our concerns, generating our sense that the attention this volume directs toward the...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 9-35.
Published: 01 December 2009
... annihilation, subjection, and abjection of their intimates. This brings to mind Levi’s description of the functionality of the Sonderkommandos of Auschwitz and the scene in Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah where the latter succeeds (not...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 181-198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the other. If one was a Jew in Auschwitz or a Bosnian woman in Omar- ska, one entered the camp as a result not of a political choice but rather of what was most private and incommunicable in...
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differences (2008) 19 (1): 128-167.
Published: 01 May 2008
... superfluous beings. She adds that, on the level of historical fact, Auschwitz is, in a sense, a tragic actualization of philosophy’s theoretical implications. My use of ontology has Arendt as its specific referent...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 63-102.
Published: 01 May 2005
... imperative precisely what Lukács came to fi nd so diffi cult: the most generous reading possible—meaning, in part, a refusal to “interpret” or “translate” the text, or to refer it, and thereby reduce it, to another order of signifi cance...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73-108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Romantic and post-Romantic explorations of extinction and wasted life. Agamben, Giorgio. Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive . Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. New York: Zone, 1999 . Altman, Rick. “Moving Lips: Cinema as Ventriloquism.” Yale French Studies 60 ( 1980 ): 67 -79...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 66-101.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., he was perceived by many of Freud’s generation as a consummate European man. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1915 for his epic novel, Jean-Christophe (ten volumes, 1904–1912), a paean to brotherhood presented through the relationship between the German Jean Christophe and his French friend...