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differences (1994) 6 (1): 69–97.
Published: 01 April 1994
...Benigno Sánchez-Eppler BENIGNO SANCHEZ-EPPLER Call My Son Ismael: Exiled Paternity and Father I Son Eroticism in Reinaldo Arenas and Jose Marti Un artista poderoso se reinventa sus fuentes y sus influencias Las influencias no son de causas que engendran efectos, sino de efectos que iluminan causas...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): 52–108.
Published: 01 November 1990
...Barbara Christian; Ann duCille; Sharon Marcus; Elaine Marks; Nancy K. Miller; Sylvia Schafer; Joan W. Scott Conference Call d iff ere nee s thought it a timely project to set up an "inter- generational polylogue" between, on the one hand, several advanced graduate students with a strong interest...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... these: the “subject effect” and the “shame effect.” What links these different effects, the author argues, is that in every case the effect is closely tied to a process of naming or stepping forth— what is here called “instantiation.” A theoretical account of instantiation is therefore necessary if we...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 108–136.
Published: 01 November 1989
... of Illinois P , 1979 . Walker Peter . Moral Choices: Memory, Desire, and Imagination in Nineteenth-Century American Abolition . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State UP , 1978 . GEORGE P. CUNNINGHAM "Called Into Existence": Desire, Gender, and Voice in Frederick Douglass's Narrative of 1845 11...
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differences (1991) 3 (3): 26–44.
Published: 01 November 1991
...Mary Lydon Calling Yourself a Woman: Marguerite Yourcenar and Colette MARY LYDON Frederic: "Comment vous-appelez vous mademoiselle?" Garance: "Moi, je ne m'appelle jamais, mais les autres m 'appellent Garance. " (Frederic: "What do you call yourself miss?" Garance: "Personally, I never call myself...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Elissa Marder This essay explores how Baudelaire’s insistence on perverse forms of nonreproductive sexuality (what is here called “bad sex”) exposes critical aspects of his poetics and his relation to the question of aesthetics. It takes up two of Baudelaire’s most famous poems (“To the Reader...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 53–84.
Published: 01 December 2021
... is that of the so-called refrigerator mother. The refrigerator mother is not the only bad model of maternality that midcentury psychiatry discovered, however; overstimulating mothers, called in this study “hot mothers,” were identified as equally problematic. From the mid-1940s until the 1960s and beyond, class...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 117–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of a relatively stable ego, then how can psychoanalysis productively contribute to the analysis of the democratic political sphere? This article treats this question through an analysis not only of Sigmund Freud's incursions into what he called “a wider social stage” but also of his daughter's particular...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 206–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of being “normalized” and called “immoral,” these particles resist normative notions of physical contact; they are perverse. On the human scale, electrons trouble the notion of touch by making it impossible to close the distance between atoms: the sense of touch paradoxically relies on electric repulsion...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 179–193.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and yet strictly binds together the two individuations that he calls psychique and collective , which is necessary, he argues, to avoid the double failure of psychologism and sociologism, by which he means the doctrines that assign a fixed (ontological) identity to man and his mind, on the one hand...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
... these on the basis of what Freud called the impossible professions: education, governance, and psychoanalysis. For Lacan, these are what he calls discourses, particularly the university discourse (education), the master’s discourse (governing), the analyst’s discourse (psychoanalysis, transforming or revolutionizing...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 102–133.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to understand the complicated entanglements of successive generations in the German postwar period. Still today, these entanglements continue to be haunted by postwar generations’ relationships to the so-called “Auschwitz generation,” feeding a highly complex and explosive German historical memory. © 2018...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to express in dominant language. Gender equality and sexuality/gender minority issues belong together institutionally because they are strongly implicated in one another: gender hierarchies are ultimately achieved by asserting and enforcing the necessity of gender and through what is here called “the terror...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 May 2021
... argues that literature–in the modern sense of the term–necessitated literary theory from its very beginnings because of the manner in which it was constituted, namely as a conditioned opening of unconditionality, a fragile, not predetermined potentiality that calls for ever new theorizations...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 85–113.
Published: 01 December 2021
... for the captor” to Zakiyyah Iman Jackson’s “ontological plasticization,” call for a political rather than an ethical interrogation of Being. Andres.HenaoCastro@umb.edu © 2021 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2021 Du Bois, much earlier than Heidegger, first...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., and of race politics in contemporary Australia. In the context of the film, the question “Where' your people from, girl?” implies the recognition of the addressee's indigenous heritage at a time when she has been passing as white. Such a question could be viewed as sexist or racist, as a call to identify...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 90–125.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of the feminine—through the appropriation of feminine capacities and qualities for themselves. This appropriation ultimately expresses these men's fear of the erosion of male power and the coherence of distinct gender categories that I call a “queer fear of the feminine.” However, this is neither a sign...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 May 2013
... through the sensation of cold. Ultimately, the essay contributes to feminist cultural theory by calling on the field to revise its understandings of embodiment, subjectivity, and identity: we are dependent not simply on human others but also on a more-than-human world, a world captured in the thermal...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sylvia Schafer This article reflects on the relief with which mainstream historical scholarship has distanced itself in the last decade or so from serious engagements with the so-called linguistic turn of the later twentieth century. This twenty-first-century repudiation of theory continually...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., this serves to either further or obscure, or violently reveal, what I call (in the wake of Roland Barthes) “the aural punctum .” This article explores the importance of such detached voices for simulating, or even summoning, intimacy and presence in a time of long-distance relationships and time-shifted...