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differences (2012) 23 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Zahid R. Chaudhary This essay aims to rethink historical difference in light of Walter Benjamin’s formulation of mimesis and Frantz Fanon’s phenomenology of difference. Divided into three parts, the essay engages Dipesh Chakrabarty’s account of historical difference, considers how an understanding...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 34–52.
Published: 01 December 2010
... between Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, in which the concept of “rescuing” plays a crucial role, along with a close reading of key passages from works including The Arcades Project and Negative Dialectics , provides significant insights into the centrality and difficulty of this question, both...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Duy Lap Nguyen This essay proposes a reading of Walter Benjamin’s attempt to develop a historical materialist critique of phenomenological theories of time, including those of Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Edmund Husserl. In the Arcades Project , these theories of time—which Benjamin...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 116–146.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Jessica Benjamin Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2006 jessica benjamin is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City who also teaches and supervises at the New York University Postdoctoral Psychology Program in Psychoanalysis. She is the author...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Judith Butler Balibar’s consideration of Althusser’s notion of dramaturgy suggests that we might rethink conventional ways of understanding ideology. Althusser works out his views on dramaturgy through an engagement with Brecht, and so it makes sense to consider how Benjamin’s reading of Brecht...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 79–105.
Published: 01 December 2023
... invincibility of the triple alliance of capital, state, and religion, and the savage destruction of nature. A close reading of the film leads to a reconsideration not only of Heidegger’s notion of the Gestell but also of the work of Walter Benjamin in 1938–1940, which, in light of our present-day political...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
...” and “Beauty”) in light of Walter Benjamin’s insight that the significance of Baudelaire’s poetry is linked to the way sexuality becomes severed from normal and normative forms of love. Following Benjamin, the essay argues that Baudelaire appeals to beauty to undo the damage done by the so-called natural order...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Following Althusser, it offers a model for reading “generously” that is specific to a world in which the dominant forms of literary and cultural engagement have emerged alongside the novel as a form. The article revisits Walter Benjamin's “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” as well as Alain Badiou's...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
... or “context”) or site where a historical event could have erupted and, in this case, did erupt. Ephemera are useful in historical analysis, as Walter Benjamin suggested a century ago, because historical events lie immanent in detritus as potential dialectical images, which the determined historian can...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
... recuperation. This essay begins by reading The Road ’s dystopic psycho-political terrain in terms offered by Melanie Klein and Jessica Benjamin. Klein’s trajectory from the paranoid-schizoid to the depressive position (and beyond) provides one way of thinking about how a subject responds to loss (and thus...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the globalizing present (France during the period from 1945 to 1973 known as the Trente glorieuses and China during the period following 1989 known as the Post–New Era) and the traumatic past (the German Occupation of France and the Tiananmen Square incident in China). Whereas Walter Benjamin draws his theory...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 1–11.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and debtors; but it is also her very narration that she evokes as the redeeming of a debt (“I am willing to pay my debt,” she says when resuming her story at the beginning of the Twelfth Night). Following some of Walter Benjamin’s insights, this essay delves into the economy of narration as finance , a word...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 76–90.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that so often transforms Detroit and its inhabitants into an exciting thought experiment, Benjamin Markovits’s novel You Don’t Have to Live Like This (2015) offers a nuanced answer to this question, challenging the capitalist narrative of revival as much as the alternative promise of self-sufficiency. Far...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 47–87.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Frühschriften . Ed. Rolf Tiedemann. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1973 . 360 -61. Ball, Karyn. Introduction. “Trauma and Its Institutional Destinies.” Cultural Critique 46 (Fall 2000 ): 1 -44. Bartolovich, Crystal. “Figuring the (In)visible in an Imperial Weltstadt: The Case of Benjamin's Moor...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 134–152.
Published: 01 September 1999
...MARC KATZ 1999 marc katz is on the faculty of the Claremont College where he is a member of the Program in German and a participant in interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. He has published on Benjamin, Wim Wenders, and Kierkegaard. He is currently writing a book on taste...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 24–62.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... “Impersonal Violence: The Penetrating Gaze and the Field of Narration in Caleb Williams.” Vision and Textuality . Ed. Stephen Melville and Bill Readings. Durham:Duke up, 1995 . 256 -81. Benjamin, Walter. “Letter from Paris (2): Painting and Photography.” Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings,1935-1938 . Ed...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ). What is at stake in contemporary politics, Agamben argues, is neither a new form of work nor a “constituent power” that will challenge the existing political paradigm (266–67). Constituent power, as a form of what Walter Benjamin characterizes as “lawmaking violence”—violence that establishes...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of thought rather than disparate streams of it, has been largely treated with indifference and ignorance in recent years. There have been revivals and recuperations of particular thinkers—especially Adorno and Benjamin...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Mestiza . San Francisco, ca: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987 . 53 -64. Bakhtin, Mikhail. Trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist. The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays by Mikhail Bakhtin . Ed. Michael Holquist. Austin: u of Texas p, 1981 . Benjamin, Walter. “The Task of the Translator...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 38–67.
Published: 01 May 1999
...KEVIN MCLAUGHLIN 1999 kevin mclaughlin is Associate Professor of English at Brown University. He is the author of Writing in Parts: Imitation and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Stanford University Press, 1995) and co-translator with Howard Eiland of Walter Benjamin's...