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differences (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 December 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...
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differences (1 September 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 of a...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies The death drive may be the least understood concept in Freud’s work. It is certainly the least widely adopted, in any case among clinical practitioners claiming to practice or be inspired by the...
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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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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 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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differences (1 September 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...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... declares the importance of seeking “the next thing” in both subject matter and approach while simultaneously posting and reposting the death notice of historical writing informed by poststructuralism. Reflecting on her own intellectual trajectory and the evolution of her efforts to write genealogical...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... by colonial authorities and nationalists alike. It responds to Gayatri Spivak’s canonical question of whether the subaltern woman’s voice can be excavated from the historical archive by suggesting that Waddedar augurs and undermines the future narratives of her death and allegorically calls herself...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Naomi Morgenstern Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel, The Road , depicts a decidedly masculine subject contemplating a death that is simultaneously imagined as , and as taking place at , the end of the world. As such, the novel invites its dismissal as an extravagantly solipsistic elegy for patriarchy...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the politicization of death and a reckoning of the dying body, through what Achille Mbembe refers to as “necropolitics.” Drawing on the work of Mbembe, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others, the authors contend that the limit of the human posed by the articulation of colonial frames within...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Veit Erlmann Almost four centuries after his death, René Descartes remains one of the most reviled figures in the history of Western thought. Whether as the father of the “modernist visualist paradigm” (Martin Jay) or the main instigator of a “masculinization of thought” (Susan Bordo), intellectual...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and thinking coincide, this essay recasts the concerns about “Foucault’s politics” that have never ceased to vex his readers throughout the thirty years since his death and asks instead whether Foucault, given his recurrent interest, was implicitly proffering his own philosophical practice as a...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with Jesmyn Ward’s 2011 novel Salvage the Bones , as a narrative modality that exposes the limits of queer antinormativity in contemporary queer and feminist theories. Given how black women’s sexuality serves as a resource for both premature death and surplus life, attention to its complex and...