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differences (2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
...David Golumbia In 2003, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak published Death of a Discipline , an exhortation to create “an inclusive comparative literature,” one that “takes the languages of the Southern Hemisphere as active cultural media rather than as objects of cultural study.” To many literary scholars...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lyndsey Stonebridge Why is it that we respond to the deaths of others in wartime with an apparent indifference? What is it about our desire that so readily accommodates the representation of the death of others? This article addresses these questions through a reading of Freud's 1915 essay on war...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... In this article, I look at death from laughter as a limit case that blows open the long-standing separation between laughter and hysteria in scholarship on these topics. I argue that women’s hysterical laughter failed to register as either laughter or hysteria. Whereas laughter allegedly killed regular women...
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differences (1996) 8 (3): 79–127.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Brad Epps BRAD EPPS Technoasceticism and Authorial Death in Sade, Kafka, Barthes, and Foucault Le moi est hai"ssable. (Pascal 351) Comfort-Technology-Asceticism bere is something uncomfortably comforting in the death of the author. After all, where the mere thought of "work in progress...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 1998
...Erin Soros ERIN SOROS Giving Death The fort/da in question here, as a particular story, is an autobiography which instructs: every autobiography is the departure/return of a fort/da, for example this one. Which one? (Derrida, The Postcard 322) Funerary speech and writing do not follow upon death...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Azeen Khan This essay explores how, in each of Jacques Derrida’s late encounters with psychoanalysis, he critiques the limit of a certain economic principle of the Freudian death drive, opening up its deterministic logic to a principle of indetermination. The essay draws out three key terms...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 30–57.
Published: 01 September 2020
... straightforwardly autobiographical account. Borrowing the concept of “autothanatography” from Jacques Derrida and others, this essay explores how Vivier’s works inscribe a relationship to death, to the end and impossibility of autobiography, into its very origin. I argue that such an inscription occurs prominently...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Matthew Gannon This essay argues not only that Wilhelm Worringer’s concept of the urge to abstraction from his work of art history Abstraction and Empathy (1908) prefigures Sigmund Freud’s notion of the death drive in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) but also that Worringer’s aesthetics...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the death drive and novelty, or the way in which the attempt to stage, make visible, or create a new space for the drive has the effect of forcing into the world something that is not otherwise perceptible. My essay revisits the close relationship between the death drive and the perversions, where Freud...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty As a drive to the inorganic, the death drive is fundamentally opposed to sensuality and, specifically, to pleasure and pain. This is why Gilles Deleuze understands Freud’s account of the death drive as the “beyond of the pleasure principle” not in terms of the transgression...
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Published: 01 May 2017
Figures 33–35 Ignacio’s death is visualized as a jamming of the Symbolic’s machinery of signification. Bad Education , Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 Figures 33–35. Ignacio’s death is visualized as a jamming of the Symbolic’s machinery of signification. / Bad Education, Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 More
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Figures 33–35 Ignacio’s death is visualized as a jamming of the Symbolic’s machinery of signification. Bad Education , Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 Figures 33–35. Ignacio’s death is visualized as a jamming of the Symbolic’s machinery of signification. / Bad Education, Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 More
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Figures 33–35 Ignacio’s death is visualized as a jamming of the Symbolic’s machinery of signification. Bad Education , Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 Figures 33–35. Ignacio’s death is visualized as a jamming of the Symbolic’s machinery of signification. / Bad Education, Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 More
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 4 “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1 . Figure 4. “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1. More
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Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 4 “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1 . Figure 4. “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1. More
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Figure 4 “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1 . Figure 4. “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1. More
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Figure 4 “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1 . Figure 4. “Death Sets a Thing Significant” from Christian Bök’s The Xenotext: Book 1. More
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Figures 27–28 The framing of the shot in the sacristy is mirrored in the scene of Ignacio’s death. Bad Education , Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 Figures 27–28. The framing of the shot in the sacristy is mirrored in the scene of Ignacio’s death. / Bad Education, Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 More
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Figures 27–28 The framing of the shot in the sacristy is mirrored in the scene of Ignacio’s death. Bad Education , Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 Figures 27–28. The framing of the shot in the sacristy is mirrored in the scene of Ignacio’s death. / Bad Education, Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 More
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Willy Apollon This metapsychological essay attempts to deduce the origin of the death drive from the author’s clinical experience with analysands under transference. It proposes that Freud locates the stakes of speech, as a response to the Other, at the heart of the question of languager–but under...