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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
... regular women, female hysterics could endure multiday laughing, barking fits without so much as a trace on their bodies. Finally, I think about the striking oppositions between the female laughing hysteric and the hysterically laughing woman through the archives of early cinema. Film spectatorship not...
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differences (1 May 2007) 18 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... is author of two books, D. W. Griffith and the Origins of America Narrative Film (University of Illinois Press, 1991) and The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity (British Film Institute, 2000), as well as over a hundred articles on early cinema, the avant garde, film genres...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... these films, the burden of the capitalist world on human life can be felt, and in that feeling, these films gain a political—even ecological—inflection. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 Max Ophuls waste cinema garbage disposal film...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 May 2016
... detail, but sufficient to prompt one already so inclined to float a hypothesis that, while highly speculative, is woven of considerations more substantial than this detail of a boy’s wish. The hypothesis is this: traversing the cinematic fictions of Kiarostami—whose early, signature motif was a boy...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 89–111.
Published: 01 December 2003
... (Indiana University Press, 1987), Femmes Fatales: Feminism, Film Theory,Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1991), The Emergence of Cinematic Time:Modernity, Contingency, the Archive (Harvard University Press, 2002), and has published a wide range of articles on feminist film theory, sound in the cinema...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 67–92.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., psychoanalytic, genre-based, or otherwise. Very early on in Cinema 1 , for example, Deleuze states explicitly that his conceptual approach has nothing to do with representational ones (ix) and identifies the cinema as medium of expression rather than only as medium of representation. This means to say first of...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... early decades of Tamil cinema most actresses came from so-called Devadasi (or temple-dancer) communities, who through reformist movements of the nineteenth century were rebranded as prostitutes and relegated to the margins of respectability and community (Ramamurthy; Soneji). This history, combined with...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The study of Chinese women and gender since the late 1970s and early 1980s has profoundly enriched and complicated gender research and feminist theory. This special issue of difference s brings together six essays and one commentary that showcase, from a variety of critical...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The essay introduces Li Xiaojiang and her early works from the 1980s and 1990s in three steps. First, it closely situates Li and her works in both the general historical context of China’s transformation from the socialist to the postsocialist era and the most relevant intellectual...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... begins by detailing Bersani’s early engagement, in Balzac to Beckett: Center and Circumference in French Fiction (1970), with Marcel Proust and Samuel Beckett, as well as Gilles Deleuze’s and Maurice Blanchot’s commentaries on the two writers. Having borrowed Deleuze’s description of Proust as a...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... construction of the supersensual reality of the death drive in masochistic fantasy and in fetishistic disavowal, exploring their affinity not only with art and aesthetics but with mathematical and formal constructions. Both help to elucidate Freud’s early insight that the death drive is more mathematical than...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 101–126.
Published: 01 December 2013
... different types of aesthetic production and consumption that cannot obtain; and it overlooks the crucial contribution of individual labor to the accumulation and exchange of cultural capital. If we turn our attention from nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe to early modern (Ming and Qing) China, the...
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differences (1 May 2007) 18 (1): 87–127.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in this process of engagement. The recording of reality in the “topicals,”14 travelogues, and newsreels that constituted a large part of early cinema (and that remained widely popular) came to be supplanted after...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Texas p, 1981 . Bazin, André. “The Ontology of the Photographic Image.” What Is Cinema? Vol. 1 . Trans. Hugh Gray. Berkeley: u of California p, 1967 . 9 -16. Benjamin, Walter. “Little History of Photography.” Trans. Edmund Jephcott and Kingsley Shorter. Selected Writings Vol. 2: 1927–1934...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... contexts, it was, it seemed, due to the then prominence of the linguistic turn and to a Kojèvian reading of Hegel that shaped whole bodies of thought: the structuralism of Lévi-Strauss’s anthropology; the psychoanalysis of early...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Surgery.” Time 25 Jan. 1999 : 83 . Gunning, Tom. “An Aesthetic of Astonishment: Early Film and the (In)Credulous Spectator.” Art and Text 34 (Spring 1989 ): 31 –45. ———. “The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film,Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde.” Wide Angle 8.3–4 ( 1986 ): 63 –70. Hacking...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
... history, family melodrama was a favorite genre of leftist filmmakers in the 1930s. Social crises brought about by colonial modernity in early twentieth-century China are rendered, as Paul Pickowicz writes, into “a dramatically heightened and sensationalized presentation of ordinary family life” (308...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 127–159.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood (University of Illinois Press, 2010) and Love Rules: Silent Hollywood and the Rise of the Managerial Class (University of Minnesota Press, 2003). john marx is professor of English at the University of California-Davis and editor for British...
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differences (1 December 2004) 15 (3): 123–156.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., 1999 . 81 -104. Gibbons, Fiachra. “Anatomist Will Escape Charges.” The Guardian 22 Nov. 2002 : 7 . Gunning, Tom. “The Cinema of Attractions: Early Film, Its Spectators, and the Avant-Garde.” Early Cinema: Space, Frame,Narrative . Ed. Thomas Elsaesser. London: British Film Institute, 1990 . 56...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Cinema: A Critical Reader . Ed. Michele Aaron. New Jersey: Rutgers up, 2004 . 41 -52. Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2: The Time-Image . Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta. Minneapolis: u Minnesota p, 1989 . ———. Masochism: An Interpretation of Coldness and Cruelty . Trans. Jean McNeil. Together...