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differences (1990) 2 (2): 55–75.
Published: 01 July 1990
... . “ Camp and the Gay Sensibility .” Gays and Film . Ed. Dyer Richard . London : Quartet , 1984 . 40 - 57 . Balfour Ian . “ The Playhouse of the Signifier .” Camera Obscura 17 ( 1988 ): 155 - 68 . Booth Mark . Camp . London : Quartet , 1983 . Bronski Michael...
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differences (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 (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...
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differences (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 (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 (2023) 34 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Tom Holert Aiming at rendering “somewhat irrelevant” the “question of sadism” in the critique of film’s “seductive epistemological promise,” Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit argued for a “participation in the film” that is “at once self-reflexive and self-shattering.” Such participation may bring...
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differences (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 (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...
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differences (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 (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...
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differences (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...
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differences (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...
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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 (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...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... Through the performances of Bob Flanagan, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s 1882 novel Doctor Zay, the 1991 film Misery and its source novel, and Maria Beatty’s 2009 film Bandaged , sadomedicine is situated as an engagement with symptoms that delights in surfaces but that might also exacerbate symptoms, introduce...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 2022
... policy. To investigate the reverberations of such contemporary political and academic investments in drug-war-fueled repair, the article focuses on a recent wave of black fiction and film that reenvisions the 1980s War on Drugs in the era of the opioid epidemic, with particular attention to Barry...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Dionte Harris This essay examines the game played in the first act of Barry Jenkins’s 2016 film Moonlight . “Smear the queer” is a game most resembling tackle football. The author examines how the “rules” of the game manifest as a type of power, one whose function is to set the terms of relation...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
... walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on August 6, 1974; Petit’s own writings about his “coup”; and the testimonies of the impact of this act on those who witnessed it that are captured in James Marsh’s film, Man on Wire (2008). death drive aesthetics funambulism...
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differences (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 (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...