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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 102–133.
Published: 01 May 2018
... understand the complicated entanglements of successive generations in the German postwar period. Still today, these entanglements continue to be haunted by postwar generations’ relationships to the so-called “Auschwitz generation,” feeding a highly complex and explosive German historical memory. © 2018 by...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... mystery unfolding in the “scene” between the date Rey took the photograph and the date the depicted event returns to us. The scene constitutes an ellipsis of cultural legacy—the productive space between one generation and the next through which historical memory is made. And since history is always a...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 20–46.
Published: 01 May 2006
....” International Herald Tribune 10 Apr. 2004. < http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0617FE395C0C7A8CDDAD0894DC404482 >. elisabeth bronfen Reality Check: Image Affects and Cultural Memory...
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differences (1 September 2005) 16 (2): 116–137.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: Indiana up, 2000 . briankle g. chang Of Giving Memory . . . We are The sad opacity of our future ghosts Is there, of this destiny, nothing that...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... • everyday events • closed and limited • arbitrary • normative, deviancy excluded • marginalized and condemned 
 • value according to historical or memories and feelings...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
... exist outside allegory, much as Freud’s “ historical truth” does not achieve an articulation beyond its reemergence in compulsive neurotic symptoms. 5 For Benjamin, allegory voices the apprehension of alienation (“the gaze of the alienated man”) in the modern world. Baudelaire witnessed the vast...
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differences (1 September 2008) 19 (2): 9–34.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... As Michael Oakshott has argued, this historical past is quite dif- ferent from “the practical past” that most of us carry around in our heads in the form of memory, imagination, snippets of information, formulas and practices...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 121–142.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Rhetoric of Temporality.” Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism . 2nd ed. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1983 . 187 –228. Dekker, George. The American Historical Romance . New York: Cambridge UP, 1987 . Dimock, Wai Chee. “Deep Time: American Literature and World...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... questions concerning memory and temporality raised by new and emerging tools are in fact long-standing. Various actors and actants with differing ends and shifting sociocultural and historical conditions shape the concepts of...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., recognized an incongruity between their revolutionary insurgency and the conditions of possibility for its memorialization. This essay follows Pritilata Waddedar, the first woman to die in the commission of an anticolonial terrorist attack, as she is incarnated into legal, historical, and cultural evidence...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Tani E. Barlow This essay solders together a historical case study of advertising on the China mainland in the early twentieth century with a series of generalizable appraisals and determinations to establish how the catachresis woman is evental. The event of women emerged historically in part...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of sadomasochism to what Eve Sedgwick has called a “paranoid criticism” that often seems to insist on a separation between pleasure and analytic rigor, eroticism and historical memory, s/m relentlessly physicalizes the...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
... surplus repeats itself in a historical calculus so minor, so unspectacular, that it does not appear to excite historical recuperation. As we have already seen, the archives of the Samaj have not been read, circulated, or memorialized beyond a repeated reference to the glories of the Samaj’s success as an...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...A. Kiarina Kordela This essay advances a new theory of biopolitics by first showing that the shortcomings of both Michel Foucault's and Giorgio Agamben's theories are due to the fact that they do not approach biopolitics as both a historically specific and a transhistorical phenomenon. Based on a...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Duy Lap Nguyen This essay proposes a reading of Walter Benjamin’s attempt to develop a historical materialist critique of phenomenological theories of time, including those of Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Edmund Husserl. In the Arcades Project , these theories of time—which Benjamin...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 94–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... orme in Italian signifies “footprints”: space and time, geography and historical memory meet here in an idealized representation of Italy’s recent past. Piana delle Orme was created in 1997 by a horticulturalist of roses, Mariano De Pasquale (1938–2006), who was also a collector of agricultural...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... measurements in relation to an increase of entropy and the irreversibility of measurements. Opening up ambiguities in Szilard’s account of measurement and memory and comparing it to quantum mechanical experiments (the quantum erasure effect), the author reads both through Karen Barad’s onto-epistemological...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Salvatore F. Guido In 1923, Freud initiated a debate with the pacifist, mystic, and Nobel laureate Romain Rolland, to whom he revealed that he felt a “mysterious attraction.” Their correspondence, which culminated in Freud’s remarkable piece of self-analysis “A Disturbance of Memory on the...
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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 May 2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Sonali Perera According to a corpus of representative texts and standard minimal Marxist definitions, the “proletariat” of proletarian literature is, by definition, revolutionary, and by implication, male; this is the specific subset of the working class entrusted with the historic mission of...