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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 220–241.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Fernanda Negrete This essay reads Jacques Lacan’s 1967 “Proposition on the Analyst of the School” from the perspectives of the metapsychology that upholds the Pass at the École freudienne du Québec and of aesthetic acts in Andy Goldsworthy’s ephemeral works. Specifically, it examines the aesthetic...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 29–60.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the mouthly in and beyond Kant as a site of aesthetic agency and experience, this essay reveals how he aestheticizes enlightenment. Kant’s use of address underwrites an expanded array of demands and commitments cocooned within his view of enlightenment and vastly broadens the resonance of his call...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of representations that are repressed because they are forbidden or inadmissible in the cultural or social sphere. This essay explores the manifestations and the consequences of this act in the clinical practice and in the domain of aesthetics, arguing that the act is not merely the source of the subject’s troubles...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Ryan Dohoney In their ruminations on Mark Rothko’s Chapel paintings, Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit posit a mode of aesthetic consciousness produced by acts of renunciation. Rothko deliberately relinquishes his paintings’ visibility and thus, like Beckett and Resnais, impoverishes a primary feature...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ). In his explorations of the aesthetic potential of genetics in The Xenotext Experiment , Bök at first uncritically imports these dualist assumptions, which distinguish the genes as disembodied carriers of information from the materiality of the cytoplasm, which acts as a site of their “expression...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 25–52.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Michael Dango A queer renovation of “rape” requires beginning not with actors, but with acts, which brings into view the central role of the state as a perpetrator of sexual violence. Radical feminists moved the “paradigmatic scene” of rape from the stranger in the alley to the acquaintance...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 59–75.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Emmanuel Bouju This paper argues that the “debt narrative,” quite like the Rosetta Stone, is a historical, symbolic, and aesthetic way for us to decipher the interfaces between the three languages of economy, politics, and ethics. Debt narrative is not a simple figure of speech, literature...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for new concepts that enable the heterogeneous actualization of feminism’s unharvested virtuality and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek’s rereading of suffragette thought as an aesthetic modernism articulating a radical right to revolt and to imagine an undefined feminist futurity, Pollock examines texts by Hannah...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
... for an extended illustration of how aesthetic acts—particularly those that involve the artist’s body in practices of documentation and repetition—can provide a path for the unbound drive. Goldsworthy’s ephemeral works, which reconfigure natural materials and frequently leave impressions of his body on the land...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 94–123.
Published: 01 May 2017
... gesture, at least, remains possible, if a poor substitute for rest. Suggestively, this gesture is qualified as made “adagio,” slowly. The adverb invests the man’s actions with a minimal musicality, as though, preparing and then lighting his pipe, he were engaging in a modestly aesthetic act. At the same...
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differences (2006) 17 (2): 113–131.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kathleen Lubey Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2006 kathleen lubey is Assistant Professor of English at St. John's University in Queens, New York. She is currently completing a book that considers sexuality and aesthetics as interrelated sites...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
... walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on August 6, 1974; Petit’s own writings about his “coup”; and the testimonies of the impact of this act on those who witnessed it that are captured in James Marsh’s film, Man on Wire (2008). death drive aesthetics funambulism...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 49–68.
Published: 01 December 2023
... explicit about the nature of the act with which psychoanalysis is concerned, which is very different from other kinds of acts. tkm9@cornell.edu © 2023 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2023 act acting out aesthetics Jacques Lacan Sigmund Freud...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
... turn” for aesthetics. Here, the term technology is defined by multiple features: the ability to conduct specific operations; a general model of rationality organized by means and ends; the substitution of human acts by an apparatus...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 68–94.
Published: 01 April 1997
... of the acting person. The psychosexual structures that underpin psychoanalytic theories have a very specific aesthetic: one that appeals to some and not to others. We-those of us who dabble in psychoanalysis and many who do not- are now so used to the concept and the structure of the Oedipus complex that it has...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 198–219.
Published: 01 December 2022
... by the drive that opens up an aesthetic space for the censored. This body has nothing to do with what culture calls the body, however, since it is made manifest only in those acts that give expression to something that cannot be said. If the feminine is concerned with what cannot be said, and thus...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Kenneth Berger This essay reassesses the concept of spectacle and argues for aesthetic refusal as a key strategy for contesting spectacle’s expanding hold on everyday existence. Against the view that spectacle renders the individual passive, the essay asserts instead that spectacle develops...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
... circle of aestheticism as “raced” and “gendered.” In the identity-neutral space of experimentation, Ziarek sees the processes by which the aesthetic contribution of women and women of color are stripped of their aesthetic function...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 24–62.
Published: 01 May 2005
...SCOTT J. JUENGEL Agamben, Giorgio. Means without End: Notes on Politics . Trans. Vincenzo Binetti and Cesare Casarino. Minneapolis: u of Minnesota p, 2000 . Armstrong, Meg. “`The Effects of Blackness': Gender, Race,and the Sublime in Aesthetic Theories of Burke and Kant.” The Journal...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Ewa Plonowska Ziarek This essay develops further the main implications of a feminist theory of aesthetics and modernism first articulated in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism . By engaging critically with Theodor Adorno and Giorgio Agamben in the context of feminist theories...