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differences (2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the unique epistemic status of Freud’s uncovering method and “gloomy theories,” and the ethical impulse animating his invention of psychoanalysis. In response to Andreas-Salomé, Freud wrote simply that Mann’s piece was “quite an honor,” although it did leave him with the impression that Mann, after...
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differences (2004) 15 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World . New York: Vintage, 1997 . Baker, Steve. “Sloughing the Human.” C. Wolfe, Zoontologies 147 -64. ____. “What Does Becoming-Animal Look Like?” Representing Animals . Ed. Nigel Rothfels. Bloomington:Indiana...
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differences (2004) 15 (1): 48–68.
Published: 01 May 2004
...HARRIET RITVO Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2004 harriet ritvo is the Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has written widely on the history of human-animal relations, including The Platypus...
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differences (2004) 15 (1): 69–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., 1987 . Ziolkowski, Jan. Talking Animals. Medieval Latin Beast Poetry, 750-1150 . Philadelphia: u of Pennsylvaniap, 1993 . r. howard bloch The Wolf in the Dog: Animal Fables and State Formation...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 24–62.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Studies 2005 scott j. juengel Of Beauty, Cruelty, and Animal Life: Hogarth’s Baroque There is a curious and by now familiar moment in Walter Benjamin’s “The Work...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Kari Weil Theory has gone to the birds . . . and to apes, dogs, and horses. The recent explosion of writing and teaching on animals has recharged those questions of identity and difference, of power and its effects that have embroiled academic theory over the past quarter century. Even trauma...
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differences (2004) 15 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2004
...!'” Raritan 3.2 (Fall 1983 ): 1 -33. ____. “Moral Transformation of the Dog and Other Thoughts on the Animals among Us.” Harper's 268 (Jan. 1984 ): 57 -67. “Hiccup.” The Oxford English Dictionary . 2nd ed. 1989 . The Holy Bible [...] Commonly Known as the King James Version. New York...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 113–135.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Irving Goh Clarice Lispector’s The Passion according to G. H. (1964) takes up the themes of animality and blindness as modes of thinking and living beyond the limits of subjectivity. While the notion of animality was subsequently explored by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in Mille plateaux...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Thangam Ravindranathan This essay considers through a string of three fables—a classic wolf trap in La Fontaine, Poe’s story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and contemporary French novelist Eric Chevillard’s Sans l’orang-outan— the animal as the paradoxical, derealized figure of a passing. Drawing...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 104–136.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Pooja Rangan This essay critically examines humanitarian efforts to rehabilitate captive and working animals as producers of art—a practice recently and controversially popularized by viral videos of former draft elephants in Thai tourist camps painting self-portraits for sale. Positioning...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 74–118.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Carla Hustak; Natasha Myers This essay puts forth a theory of “affective ecologies” encompassing plant, animal, and human interactions. The authors’ formulation of “involution” favors a coevolution of organisms that act not on competitive pressures but on affective relations. Drawing in particular...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that performatively presence the actresses and singers who animate them, in other words morally charged acts for which such animators are held accountable. Drawing on linguistic anthropology and film theory, this article explores vision-image and sound-image as distinct modes of performative presence, noting...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
...John Mowitt This essay proposes that we grasp whispering as a problem, a sound source haunted by the violent exclusion of the animal from the medium of communication. Justification for this proposition is provided by examining the intertwining of whispering, allegory, and trauma, especially...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... cultural violence; the elements of popular fantasy that animate it; the forms of modern state and transnational power the category occludes; and the ahistorical and divisive civilizational thinking it encourages. Drawing both on ethnography from one Egyptian Bedouin community in which honor is a key moral...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 92–117.
Published: 01 December 2019
... have continuously relied on respiratory rituals as tactics or strategies for living through the foreclosure of political presents and futures. Case studies on Linda Hogan’s ceremonial poetry and Toni Cade Bambara’s fiction on healing expose the tensions that have animated a feminist breathing premised...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., the essay argues that Hugo’s highly gendered language helped transform the episode from a man/animal encounter into the ravishing of the male protagonist by an assertive female. This reading is supported by an examination of the terrified reactions of contemporary readers and by looking at the cultural...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mladen Dolar The article examines the nature of sound by taking as its starting point Kafka’s story “The Burrow,” in which an animal, a badger, builds an elaborate and labyrinthine burrow as a bastion of protection against the outside. In this refuge it is disturbed by the intrusion of a sound...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the insect swarm of wasps to embody his crowd, his chorus of furious, cantankerous, militant, and class-conscious jurors. Such a swarm is depicted with affection even as Aristophanes seems to deplore their manipulation by demagogues. Their “becoming-animal” offers a riotous, exhilarating line of flight from...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... It argues that asserting the prison as the object of abolition both presumes and reifies an antiblack historiography, repeating the ruse of Emancipation (therefore imagining racial slavery to be a historical condition) while simultaneously deploying slavery’s idiom to animate a contemporary postracial...
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Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 7 lan Love Poem—To be missed is another kind of beauty.gif ( Miao Ying 苗颖, 2014 ). Animation in GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). Source: Miao Ying, miaoyingstudio.com . Courtesy of the artist. More