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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 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
... Philosophy of the 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...
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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 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 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): 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 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 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 May 2014) 25 (1): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2014
... collaboration as a key organizational technique for the humanities; and 4) the changing relationship between the humanities and sciences. While games are no panacea for the digital humanities, they are a key cultural form and critical site of negotiation in which humanists, artists, designers, technologists...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Donna V. Jones This brief review essay focuses on the central question posed in Ewa Plonowska Ziarek’s Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism : if feminism is considered in social and biographical terms while aesthetics focuses on questions of form and abstraction, does a feminist...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ann duCille During its formative years—its short happy life in the latter decades of the twentieth century—black feminist criticism focused almost exclusively on literature by and about black women, a body of work it claimed as its own “precious” private property. This essay uses a foreign body...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in the writings of Luce Irigaray. This article explores how the concept of sexual difference, while addressing the event of the emergence of humanity in two distinct forms, produces the possibility of a new kind of politics and new kinds of social relations that do not reduce sexual difference to its...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Cowie This contribution to the twentieth anniversary issue of difference s asks: What would not be theory? And what theory now? How does the contingent and conjunctural moment interact with or determine our theory and the understanding we seek from our theories? If theories are a form of...