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differences (1993) 5 (1): 26–50.
Published: 01 April 1993
... Solel , 1968 . Freud Sigmund . “ Femininity .” 1933 . The Standard Edition . Vol. 22 . 112 - 35 . Hunter Diane . “ Hysteria, Psychoanalysis and Feminism: The Case of Anna O .” Feminist Studies 9 ( 1983 ): 464 - 88 . Irigaray Luce . Speculum of the Other Woman...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., however, is much more interested in thinking about the ways Bersani mobilizes connections to femininity in “Is the Rectum a Grave?” As Bersani moves from “women and gay men” to “average, law-abiding family” to “being a woman,” femininity haunts, each of these individual nodes further illuminating...
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differences (1992) 4 (2): 16–44.
Published: 01 July 1992
...N. Katherine Hayles N. KATHERINE HAYLES Gender Encoding in Fluid Mechanics: Masculine Channels and Feminine Flows One of the contested issues in the contemporary social study of science is whether scientific theories are culturally encoded, particularly with regard to gender. Convincing cases have...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... New York: Schocken, 1969 . 253 -64. Brown, Wendy. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity . Princeton: Princeton up, 1995 . Habermas, Jürgen. The Theory of Communicative Action , Vol. 2 . Trans. Thomas McCarthy. Boston: Beacon, 1987 . Hewitt, Andrew. “A Feminine...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf This essay examines Marguerite Duras’s Moderato cantabile (1958) and Wang Anyi’s The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1995) to propose a feminine melancholy manifested in these novels. It argues that the work of Duras and Wang functions allegorically, revealing a tension between...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 176–188.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is the complete detachment of the body from the voice of the singer and in which an electronically fragmented landscape melds with mythical images of a softly fluid, doll-like femininity. Freud’s interpretation of Athena and her rival Medusa as the auctorial relationship of femininity to itself thus leads...
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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 (1997) 9 (1): 14–35.
Published: 01 April 1997
... for a Congress on Feminine Sexuality .” Feminine Sexuality: Jacques Lacan and the ecole freudienne . Ed. Mitchell Juliet and Rose Jacqueline . London : Macmillan , 1982 . Lacan Jacques . Le transfert . Ed. Miller Jacques-Alain . Paris : Editions du Seuil , 1991 . Vol. 8...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Wilson Freud first theorizes the drive through Wilhelm Fliess’s theory of bisexuality, which proposes that human life is structured by the periodic expression of a masculine and a feminine substance. Long after his break with Fliess, Freud maintains elements of Fliess’s theory, arguing...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... limitations. This paper suggests that one of the limitations of Lacanian psychoanalysis resides in the too easy capitulation of the terms ``feminine'' and ``masculine'' to ``gendered'' readings. Arguing that Jacques Lacan's formulas of sexuation write against the facile collapse of sexual difference...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 58–85.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Vered Lev Kenaan What does it mean to have a feminine voice in a literary world dominated by male authors? What would it mean for the contemporary reader of ancient and medieval texts to be responsive to the distinctiveness of the feminine voice? This article addresses these questions by focusing...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., on the other hand, theorizes not the event but the drive to theorize the event—including the event of femininity—to make it precisely some thing , a symptom. But, as Lacan emphasized, the facts miss the point, and naming things is not the same as being able to articulate “the thing” of lack, the real...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 92–118.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... If Daphnis’s psychosomatic identification with feminine sexuality is understood as a symptom of male sexual development in pederastic culture, then the Freudian female Oedipus complex can be reimagined as descriptive of the boy’s progression out of sexual objectification and into the role of active sexual...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 58–83.
Published: 01 September 2023
... by conjuring ghosts of settler dispossession of indigenous people, even as an elderly Jewish justice was made to refuse submissive white femininity in the likeness of rapper Biggie Smalls. Circulated as competing minstrel brands, both performances consolidate the anti-Black and settler colonial grounds...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., the author examines the ways the film transforms the genre and conjures up an alternative socialist space, which also provides room for more fluid gender formations that radically redefine such notions as women and femininity . This essay also uncovers in the film an affective space contiguous with both...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as insidious tools of epistemic violence. In naming three archetypes that reincarnate “ruth”— the rebellious slave, the lady of society, and the raped whore—this article interrogates the white, patriarchal, imperialist imaginary behind the massacre. Redactive reading is a strategy for reading femininity...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., are largely absorbed by the aporia of necessity and impossibility. In Lacan, by contrast, modal categories are introduced in Encore , his notorious seminar on sexual difference, to develop the distinction between masculinity and femininity. The author argues that the sexuation graph of Encore , which...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... binds sexual difference to the semantic opposition between masculine and feminine, this essay offers an understanding of kinship that, first, recognizes the inadequacy of mimetic accounts of sexuality that treat parents as “models” for the formation of sexual desire and, second, argues that “invariant...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 160–186.
Published: 01 November 1989
.... As more women hold jobs formerly reserved for men, and more men take an interest in such "feminine" things as clothes, cosmetics, and children - a trend advertisements in particular imply - the sexes seem less and less distinct. 1 But whether this in-difference is viewed as a sign of contemporary...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 24–49.
Published: 01 November 1995
...-Sterling Anne . Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men . Revised Ed. New York : Basic Books , 1985 . Freud Sigmund . “ Female Sexuality .” 1931 . The Standard Edition . Vol. 21 . 223 – 43 . Freud Sigmund . “ Femininity .” 1933 . The Standard Edition . Vol...