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differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Nell Wasserstrom Through a close reading of Freud’s last major work, Moses and Monotheism (1939), this article considers the socio-political and literary stakes of a central element of Freud’s oeuvre, which reaches its fullest elaboration in the Moses text: belatedness. Belatedness, or deferred...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
...-ness”—a temporal dynamic by which queer subjects are generated through their anticipation of other people’s readings of them. This concept captures both the specificity of an anticipatory butch mode and the temporal belatedness that inaugurates subjectivity itself. Elaborated through close readings...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 1–46.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of “simulcast” fi gures mouthing the thoughts of the poem’s collective subject. But in this case, the relation is one of belatedness, the subjects watching the screen fi nd themselves spoken for in advance, their thoughts “mouthed” prior...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Caruth and Shoshana Felman. In Trauma: Explorations in Memory, Caruth urges us to recognize that the unspeakability of trauma has everything to do with the inherent “belatedness” of the pathology. She writes: “The pathology consists...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and this belatedness is remarked upon repeatedly by feminist writings on aesthetics from the 1990s till the present moment.1 For example, in her 1995 Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, bell hooks deplores “the dearth of progressive critical writing...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 72–89.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and Pontalis on Freud’s multivalent idea of binding, Fletcher, too, sees it as a bulwark against an “unmanageable surplus of excitations pressing by the shortest route to a massive, unregulated, and exhausting discharge” (303). 5 However, given the belatedness of the experience of trauma, Fletcher wonders...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 95–101.
Published: 01 December 2005
... to try. That the grief for a gift of words, even the simple sentence of the belatedness of the “cinders there are” makes a terrible tale of a place that is no longer what it was yet is nevertheless where it was, in its there-ness...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and the belatedness and nonsynchronicity of the law with the new aspirations for freedom show the necessity of the ongoing struggle to expand outdated formulations of political rights. It is this temporal belatedness of the law visvis new demands...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 112–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
.... Provost and other immediate survivors of the massacre seemed caught in a trap, unable to acknowledge their wounds not only because of the belatedness of traumatic experience, but also because of their hypostati- zation of choice. Because...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 26–45.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., and is the enthusiastic, transmedial promotion of the digital humanities a cover for our belatedness?7 In the “new world of brain-currency” shaped by engineers and economists, as Richard Hoggart once described it (229), it is no longer...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 101–126.
Published: 01 July 1996
... that they represent, as well as enact, this process. When the novel is a witness to history, it also witnesses its own act of witnessing. 106 Mother's Milk and Sister's Blood The very structure of trauma-its belatedness-makes testifying possible. When the event is told, it is experienced for the first time and can...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... with the psychic processes of condensation (Verdichtung) and displacement (Ver- schiebung) in “dream-work” (Traumarbeit). Both are useful here: the one for marking digital humanities enthusiasts’ rather uncomplicated belatedness, even...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
...—or the object of study—as such. If every reading is, as Althusser insists, “guilty,” this is due as much to the inevitability of its historical belatedness as to that of its ideological situatedness. Arguably, the text...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 59–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., the cornerstone of psychoanalytic work. “It is known that the wording of an interpretation considerably determines its dynamic effect” (8). Rudolph M. Loewenstein writes this in 1951. Related, he says, are questions of timing, tact, belatedness. Also, interestingly, of dosage, but here a different sort...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
... intellectuals were still hoping to use this belatedness to advantage, ad- dressing modernity’s ills dialectically rather than simply being absorbed into them. This essay proposes that Tanizaki’s disappointment with film, as documented...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 47–87.
Published: 01 May 2006
...-time, as Derrida stresses, exposes the belatedness of the act of positing an idea as an origin. This “reactivation” depends on how a tradition is framed so as to maintain its connection to the horizon of current concerns...