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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
... lecture symptomale sharply critiques the metaphor of depth and cautiously deploys a metaphor of terrain. This article proposes that from an Althusserian perspective, the metaphors of surface and depth as they appear in “Surface Reading” are twin brothers, two sides of a coin. Whether in the form of the...
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differences (1 May 2005) 16 (1): 63–102.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Novel:Lukács, Marxism, and the Dialectics of Form . Minneapolis:u of Minnesota p, 1984 . Bewes, Timothy. Reification, or The Anxiety of Late Capitalism . London: Verso, 2002 . Bloom, Harold. Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds . New York: Warner, 2002 . Booth, Wayne C. A...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 148–178.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse This essay argues that sovereignty, both the form of government and the law it constitutes, can be understood in terms of what it keeps out and at bay—namely, historically specific forms of formlessness. Assuming that formlessness does indeed have a form, the...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., collaborative institutional forms for thinking. The increasingly corporate academic model needs to move away from its instrumentalizing emphasis on output, this essay suggests, to acknowledge, instead, the pleasures of teaching, of learning, and of thinking. Brown University and differences : A Journal of...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... when read in its immediate context of Master Humphrey’s Clock , a weekly periodical. The text’s repetition of stylistic elements, the composition and placement of woodcut images, and the enforced interruptions of the serial form introduce pauses, or moments of arrested time, into the movement of the...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 7 Encyclopedia of abstract forms from Giuseppe Pagano and Guarniero Daniel’s Architettura rurale italiana Figure 7. Encyclopedia of abstract forms from Giuseppe Pagano and Guarniero Daniel’s Architettura rurale italiana More
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Elissa Marder This essay explores how Baudelaire’s insistence on perverse forms of nonreproductive sexuality (what is here called “bad sex”) exposes critical aspects of his poetics and his relation to the question of aesthetics. It takes up two of Baudelaire’s most famous poems (“To the Reader” and...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Following Althusser, it offers a model for reading “generously” that is specific to a world in which the dominant forms of literary and cultural engagement have emerged alongside the novel as a form. The article revisits Walter Benjamin's “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” as well as Alain Badiou's...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 139–149.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Penelope Deutscher Following criticisms of Alison Stone's treatment of Judith Butler on nature and embodiment, this article argues that Stone has reconfigured Butler so as to accommodate Stone's interpretation of Irigaray. The project can be used to draw attention to forms of prior reconfiguration...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
...) pleasures lubricates the play's ideological machinery. It demonstrates further that, as a play, Richard II is itself a manifestation of the forms of vain pleasure that the dramatic world within the play aims to scapegoat. This reading of Shakespeare's play is framed by an argument against commonplace...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the language of being leads to the fantasy of being’s elimination; by contrast, near inaudibility is linked to a violence that imprints its force on and as an effect of tension and duration in form. In a reading of the work of composer Vadim Karassikov, this essay’s claim is that near inaudibility or...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Tara McPherson This piece considers some recent variations on the debate around the role of cultural theory within the digital humanities, code studies, and platform studies in order to argue for a theoretically explicit form of digital praxis within the digital humanities. It takes seriously Gary...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Anjali Arondekar Sexuality endures as an object of historical recovery through a poetics of melancholia, an irresolvable longing for loss that refuses all forms of consolation. My meditations call upon a historiography of sexuality in South Asia that pushes against the binding energies of such...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 9–35.
Published: 01 December 2009
... measure to resist efforts to comprehend it. To begin to acknowledge the historical and material forms of the existence of violence is to confront the “tragic” dimension of the practice of politics. Just as this practice can never abandon itself to violence, so it can never altogether abandon violence...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Lila Abu-Lughod The “honor crime” poses perhaps more starkly than any other contemporary cultural-legal category the dilemmas of feminist scholarship and rights activism in a transnational world. Marked as a culturally specific form of violence and given a special and stigmatizing association with...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2010
...), producing a rotting film form that simultaneously brings into being the possibility of the chromatically new. The author argues that criticism errs in taking rot as a fixed, concrete, knowable thing made available as a present, transparent “image of” (a corpse, softening meat, some mold). Rot is neither...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 71–95.
Published: 01 May 2008
... shoes worn by men and women, on one or two feet or on hands--to a score that remixes Glenn Gould's recordings of the Goldberg Variations with his recorded interviews. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze, José Gil, and André Lepecki, I argue that despite its engagement with forms of extension, the use of...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2008
... political and artistic subjectivities, and the creation of new forms of political life. This study focuses primarily on the militant stage of the British suffrage campaign (1903–1914) because it was the experience and justification of female militancy that propelled suffragettes to redefine the right to...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
... conjunction of necessity and impossibility, distinct from previous forms of contradiction (antinomies in Kant and dialectical contradiction in Hegel) and therefore historically situated in relation to the tradition of metaphysics. He argues that the other two modal categories, possibility and contingency, are...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Amy Tang There is perhaps no single formal practice more closely associated with contemporary culture than the repetition of images, styles, and forms from the past, and nowhere have these practices been more contentiously debated than in the cultural production of racial subjects. This essay...