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differences (1991) 3 (3): 26–44.
Published: 01 November 1991
... on twentieth-century French literature from a feminist, psychoanalytic, and deconstructionist perspective. The legendary film by Marcel Carne, script by Jacques Prevert, shot between August 16 and November 9, 1943, first shown, March 9, 1945, at the Palais de Chaillot. The roles of Garance and Frederic were...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2019
... change French literature sea level rise Anthropocene As Paris was preparing to host the twenty-first United Nations Climate Conference (cop 21) in the last week of November 2015, the daily newspaper Libération devoted its Thursday literature supplement to the global climate crisis, inviting...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2023
... for movement. I first discovered Bersani via my reading of his short 1977 book Baudelaire and Freud , which was of impeccable relevance for the doctoral thesis I wrote at Oxford in the 1990s, “Desire and Immobility: Situating Necrophilia in Nineteenth-Century French Literature,” a version of which would...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 35–40.
Published: 01 December 2005
...CHRISTIE MCDONALD Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2005 christie mcdonald is Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Smith Professor of French Language and Literature at Harvard University. She is the editor of Images...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 183–190.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., from the 1970s to the early nineties, when the themes I’ve noted were most insistent in Bersani’s work, the stakes were high in academic departments of French literature. On the one hand, the “thematic criticism” of avant-garde French literary arts—magisterial works of interpretive detective work...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 111–126.
Published: 01 July 1995
.... “ The Economy of Manichean Allegory: The Function of Racial Difference in Colonialist Literature .” Gates 78 – 106 . Johnson Barbara . “ The Lady in the Lake .” A New History of French Literature . Ed. Hollier Dennis . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1989 . Kristeva Julia . Black...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 33–68.
Published: 01 December 2001
...MICHAEL LUCEY 2001 michael lucey teaches in the departments of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also Director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture. He is the author of Gide's Bent Sexuality, Politics, Writing (Oxford...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 52–67.
Published: 01 December 2005
...ANNE-EMMANUELLE BERGER Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2005 anne-emmanuelle berger is Professor of French Literature at Cornell University and Visiting Professor at the Centre de Recherches en Etudes Féminines at Paris VIII University. Her recent...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 107–125.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., Anthopology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things . New York: Cambridge up, 2004 . Schor, Naomi. “Idealism.” A New History of French Literature . Ed. Denis Hollier et al. Cambridge, ma: Harvard up, 1989 . 769 -74. Showalter, English, Jr. “`Un Coeur simple' as an Ironic Reply...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 20–26.
Published: 01 May 2023
... for. But much depends on where he, they, I walked in on the scene of French literature and its dependant “French Studies,” Bersani’s disciplinary base. For a becoming-gay provincial, Jewish teenager like me, Genet’s Le journal d’un voleur and Pompes Funèbres were a lesson in the syntax of sexual arousal...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 62–91.
Published: 01 July 1993
... with deteriorating bodies, evidence of a sterile, agonized manliness symptomatic of cultural decline. Many French critics similarly attacked avant-garde works across the spectrum, making little distinction among decadent, symbolist, and naturalist literature. Echoing medical opinion, they saw such literature...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): 52–108.
Published: 01 November 1990
... Literature (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1979, 1990); co-editor with Isabelle de Courtivron of New French Feminisms: An Anthology (New York: Schocken, 1980-81); and editor of Critical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir (Boston: Garland, 1987). She is currently writing a book on "The Jewish Question in French Writing." NAN...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... French literature, where a solid propor- tion of words in contemporary use to be worthy of inclusion in poetry or in verse drama had to cede their spot to a noble synonym. Writing or saying water was not allowed; one had to use wave...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... musicians—the feeling they have of not having to work with everyone’s sounds. It is a bit like in classical French literature, where a solid propor- tion of words in contemporary use to be worthy of inclusion in poetry or in verse drama...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
... invective. For example, Todorov explicitly limits the relevance of his conceptualization of the fantastic to nineteenth-century French literature. As he puts it, the nineteenth century transpired in “a metaphysics of the real and the imaginary, and the literature of the fantastic is nothing but the bad...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 205–224.
Published: 01 April 1992
... into the discussion of postcolonial interpretation. In 1977 Alain Grosrichard published a theoretical account of the seraglio in classical French literature and political thought. Exploring the place of psychosexual phantasms in the Western myth of Oriental despotism (from Racine and Montesquieu to Diderot...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Sexual Difference and the Case of Aufhebung sending to the bottom. Although the credit for the spreading of this trans- lation in French literature has been attributed to Jean Hyppolite (Jarczyk and Labarrière 110), it was used...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 41–81.
Published: 01 July 1995
... Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1993 . Gleason Maud W. Making Men: Sophists and Self-presentation in Ancient Rome . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1995 . Gravdal Kathryn . Ravishing Maidens: Writing Rape in Medieval French Literature and Law...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Nightingale: Some Aspects of Mimesis .” Critical Inquiry 4.1 ( 1977 ): 85 – 103 . Truitt E. R. “ ‘Trei poëte, sages dotors, qui mout sorent di nigromance’: Knowledge and Automata in Twelfth-Century French Literature .” Configurations 12 ( 2004 ): 167 – 93 . Van Buren Anne...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 1993
... one ever condemn or prohibit without also somehow confusing? A: In literature at least, we can date the concept of drug addiction (toxicomanie), in the modern sense of the word, from the publication of De Quincey's Diaries oj an Opium-Eater. By the same token, alcoholism first appeared in French...