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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
... . She is completing a book manuscript called Perversions of Intimacy: Tanizaki and the Sex of Prewar Japan . Anderson, Joseph L., and Donald Richie. The Japanese Film: Art and Industry . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1982 . Chiba, Nobuo. Eiga to Tanizaki [Cinema and Tanizaki]. Tokyo: Heibunsha...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Karl Schoonover Max Ophuls’s Hollywood films from the late 1940s, including the noir feature The Reckless Moment , take disposability as a central problem. This essay argues that these films attribute an obdurate presence to objects, often foregrounding the dominance of clutter over the agency of...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Margarethe von Trotta In this memoir of the origins and making of her film Hannah Arendt , Margarethe von Trotta places it in the context of her two earlier film biographies of prominent women: Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and Vision (original title: Vision—Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen , 2009...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 194–223.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Mrinalini Chakravorty; Leila Neti This article reads Stephen Frears's film Dirty Pretty Things (2002) to consider the questions of subjectivation and commodification motivating postcolonial critiques of power. The authors suggest that in the film, the assertion of sovereignty is articulated through...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 106–120.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Adi Ophir Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt offers a brilliant cinematic interpretation of one of the most pivotal chapters in Hannah Arendt’s life and work, the Eichmann trial. The author argues that the film correctly assumes that Arendt’s thinking on evil underwent an important change during...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 the...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 142–164.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Sara Cohen Shabot This article argues that Dogville , a film by the polemical Danish director Lars von Trier (2003) , has a great deal to say on the themes of freedom and of the ambiguity of oppression. This discussion of the film’s philosophical grounding brings several defining ideas of...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 61–69.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michael P. Steinberg This introduction to the difference s dossier on Margarethe von Trotta’s film Hannah Arendt follows three registers simultaneously: the presentation and implied argument of the film, its foundation in Arendt’s 1963 articles and book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 121–131.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Arendt while thinking and to reconfigure this activity with or against Arendt. The challenge of depicting thinking is one that Pamela Katz, the screenwriter, and Margarethe von Trotta, the director, confronted in the making of the film. Had they followed Arendt’s own arguments about herself and about the...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Elizabeth Freeman Through a close analysis of Isaac Julien's short film The Attendant, this essay argues that sadomasochistic sex practice ought to be understood in temporal terms, as a play of pause against surprise, suspension against shock. In The Attendant, Freeman contends, Julien rethinks S/M...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Rosalyn Diprose This article explores the impossibility and necessity of belonging to gender, race, and place. It does so against the background of Ivan Sen's Australian film Beneath Clouds (2001), with the specificities of Australian landscape and the rural/urban divide that it captures, and of...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jacques Khalip This article concentrates on the substance of audition in Derek Jarman's Blue . In his last feature film, Jarman makes a decisive ethical and aesthetic break: he shifts value away from the overdetermined cultural premiums associated with the visual ``spectacle'' and onto the...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... mobile phone video, Dark Glass (2006), the author asks if film, as a time-based art that makes every recorded “then” a “now” in the experience of viewing, can also engage us in the contingent as the traumatic real to be made knowable. Would such a documentary event be what Badiou calls a poeticization...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 189–190.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Equality . These papers were originally presented at a panel discussion on Franke’s book, hosted by Columbia Law School in November 2015 and filmed as part of C-SPAN’s Book-TV series. Each essay has been revised and expanded specifically for this special issue of difference s. © 2018 by Brown University...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
... blockbuster film Black Panther. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 Katherine Franke marriage equality Black Panther queer coupling In the opening pages of the introduction to Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality , Katherine Franke...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... performatively presence the actresses and singers who animate them, in other words morally charged acts for which such animators are held accountable. Drawing on linguistic anthropology and film theory, this article explores vision-image and sound-image as distinct modes of performative presence, noting the...
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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 September 2015) 26 (2): 86–92.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Pamela Katz In “But She’s a Thinker,” Pamela Katz discusses the process by which she and director Margarethe von Trotta chose the Eichmann years as the frame for their dramatic film about Hannah Arendt. After years of research and a great deal of thought, they believed this was the best way to...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 93–105.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Bonnie Honig Margarethe von Trotta’s film Hannah Arendt starts and ends with its protagonist on the couch. Hannah Arendt’s intellectual objection to psychoanalysis notwithstanding, this framing invites us to consider the psychoanalytical symptoms Arendt’s own thinking is caught up in. The essay...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Avicenna, to the piety movement that has in recent decades implanted itself in global capitals of Muslim nations. This improbable trajectory finds its compass in Abbas Kiarostami’s feminist film, Ten . © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 habit...