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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 71–112.
Published: 01 September 2012
... two seemingly divergent populations—art workers and sex workers—emerged at this time. What does the conjoining of these two identifications tell us about the valuation of labor, especially when affective exchanges are involved? What were the gendered consequences of the professionalization of art, and...
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differences (1 May 2007) 18 (1): 87–127.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Elizabeth Cowie Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2007 elizabeth cowie is Professor of Film Studies at the School of Drama, Film, and Visual Arts at the University of Kent, Canterbury. She published Representing the Woman: Cinema and Psychoanalysis...
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Published: 01 December 2018
Figure 4 Jackson Pollock, Mural , 1943–44 University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City. © 2009 Pollock- Krasner Foundation/Artist’s Rights Society Figure 4. Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943–44. / University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City. © 2009 Pollock- Krasner Foundation/Artist’s Rights More
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 131–150.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . amber jamilla musser Reading, Writing, and Masochism: The Arts of Becoming An experiment: What happens if we apply Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy to the philosopher himself? What if we think beyond the symptomatic and use Deleuze’s statements against Deleuze to unpack...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
... imagery or traumatically reproducing it. This essay argues that by relying only upon these models of repetition, critics inevitably fail to recognize the dynamic of compulsive repetition that permeates Walker's art, a dynamic that dialectically entwines the agency and subjection implied by parody and...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 157–180.
Published: 01 May 2009
... postindustrial capitalism, one's life is perceived as a work of art and as a particular kind of enterprise. The overemphasis of choice, however, does not seem to bring contentment to the individual, but rather increases feelings of anxiety and insecurity. In order to appease feelings of anxiety, people often...
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differences (1 May 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 these...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Subotnik, and Jonathan Kramer to examine the politics of musical listening as a social practice. In postwar art music, minimalism is particularly notable for engendering experiences of time that resonate with postmodern spatialization. This article proceeds with a reading of John Adams’s 1987 opera Nixon...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Lee Edelman. The author claims that it is through a deradicalizing (or rather depsychoanalyzing) of the negative that the idea of a queer archive loses its way. The implications of the negative on queer theory and politics are brought up through analysis of an art exhibition featuring internationally...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 109–129.
Published: 01 September 2013
... examines the uses of a gendered framework of yin and yang in art, historical narrative, and poetry, with particular attention to the topic of the avenging woman as it manifests itself in diverse discursive contexts. yu shiling is Professor of Chinese Classical Literature and Gender Studies at...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
... culture, Li Yugang has won the recognition of both market and mainstream cultures, successfully adding a modern edge to the traditional art. Like reality television shows in the West, Li Yugang’s cross-dressing performances tend to use sensationalism to attract viewers and to increase advertising revenue...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... construction of the supersensual reality of the death drive in masochistic fantasy and in fetishistic disavowal, exploring their affinity not only with art and aesthetics but with mathematical and formal constructions. Both help to elucidate Freud’s early insight that the death drive is more mathematical than...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Steven Miller This essay discusses the minor art form of high-wire walking in order to show that the agency of the death drive manifests itself by adding rather than removing something from the symbolic order. The essay focuses primarily on the work of Philippe Petit, especially the clandestine...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... “Leibnizian,” Bersani moves from the Proustian to the Beckettian text, organizing his reading in such later texts as Arts of Impoverishment (1993, cowritten with Ulysse Dutoit) around Beckett’s allusions to monadology. “Homomonadology” argues that the concept of the Leibnizian monad allows Bersani to...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... impossibility and possibility of transformative artistic practices can offer resistance to art’s appropriation by the politics of modernity and contemporary neoliberalism. This essay emerged first as a response to Robin James’s and Donna V. Jones’s papers, which were originally presented at “A Book...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... mobile phone video, Dark Glass (2006), the author asks if film, as a time-based art that makes every recorded “then” a “now” in the experience of viewing, can also engage us in the contingent as the traumatic real to be made knowable. Would such a documentary event be what Badiou calls a poeticization...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ancient epic poem, not just of the Nordic sagas and of medieval epic, which are more immediately related, but, in fact, of Homeric epic. Understanding video games as an evolving art form, the essay turns to intertextuality and to Judith Butler’s analysis of “staged interpellation” and performative...
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Published: 01 September 2016
Fig. 2 Mary Kelly (b. 1941) Interim (1984–89 installation in four parts). Part 3: Historia (1989). Oxidized steel, silkscreen, stainless steel on wood base. 4 units, 61 × 36 × 29 ins. Each Collection, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Courtesy of the artist Fig. 2. Mary Kelly (b. 1941 More
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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 1 “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A cartoon that parodies the absurd and gruesome lengths of female corseting. Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Figure 1. “A Correct View of the New Machine for Winding Up the Ladies, 1829.” A More
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 132–160.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Mira Schor Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2006 mira schor is a painter and writer. She is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture (Duke University Press, 1997) and coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings...