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differences (2016) 27 (3): 45-92.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Maggie Hennefeld In the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hundreds of women allegedly died from laughing too hard. Any activity in modern life—going to the circus, playing bridge, or salting pork in the kitchen—could become a gateway to the convulsions of hysterical laughter for women...
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Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 2 “Are You Afraid to Laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute advertisement, displaying the glamorous effects of proper dentistry as a corrective to the prohibition on female laughter (1912). The Wellcome Library, London. Figure 2. “Are You Afraid to Laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute More
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differences (2004) 15 (1): 84-107.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . “Pink.” Def. 1. The Oxford English Dictionary . 2nd e-d. 1989 . Provine, Robert R. “Laughter.” American Scientist 84.1 (Jan.-Feb. 1996 ): 38 -45. ____. Laughter: A Scientific Investigation . London: Faber, 2000 . Rock, Daniel. The Church of Our Fathers as Seen in St. Osmund's Rite for...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 167-176.
Published: 01 December 2006
... . Cambridge, ma: Harvard up, 1991 . Wright, Richard. “Between Laughter and Tears.” Rev. of These Low Grounds by Waters Edward Turpin and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. New Masses 25.2 ( 1937 ): 22 -25. ____. Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth . New York: Harper, 1945...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 211-234.
Published: 01 December 2011
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 129-150.
Published: 01 December 2006
... or less “cashed him in” for Lacan. Larry Rickels has an eye for such reaction-packed economies. The laugh that I shared with Derrida, the burst of laughter—who knows what it meant to each of us. Perhaps the laughter at...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 61-69.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to the argument of Eichmann in Jerusalem , accumulates in response to Eichmann’s clichés of language. Arendt laughs here: laughter, she wrote, is “a form of sovereignty (see “Eichmann”). The tinderbox that started the war against Hannah Arendt came, as Adi Ophir reviews, from two assertions in...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 95-101.
Published: 01 December 2005
... call language poets. Derrida makes us work hard, but if we do we fi nd our way to laughter and the tragic. Derrida has largely been well served by his translators so that, in English too, we can fi nd our way to that experience of...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 76-105.
Published: 01 September 1999
... that incised grimace is destined precisely to produce laughter: Two slits for eyes shining with what seemed to be a borrowed light, a hiatus for a mouth, a snub protuberance with two holes...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 107-125.
Published: 01 December 2006
... sneezes and laughter when she misuses a world map, “tant son intelligence était bornée!” (60) [so limited was her intel- ligence But as Naomi Schor notes, “Flaubert defended his text against the ironical reading. ‘This is not...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 22-52.
Published: 01 May 2003
...—what Nietzsche’s thought heralds is the end of his murderer; it is the explosion of man’s face in laughter, and the return of masks” (385). In this passage we see the silent “philosoph ical laugh” that Foucault invoked above...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 70-85.
Published: 01 September 2001
... “crazy cracks horizons horrible zones of laughter” (28), and also be characterized as “magical” (23), “beautiful” (184) and “immediate” (179). “The horizon is curving,” notes Mélanie on her way back to the Motel (24); and, indeed...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 79-92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... hand, were filled with laughter, hope, and a growing sense of empowerment coming in part from the resources being furnished to DH by corporate, non- profit, and governmental foundations. This mood did not appear suddenly in 2011 but...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30-71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... is a noirish grounding to the wounded masculinity on stage, then it is never far from Shaw’s reputation for butch seductiveness that has a long history in Split Britches. When, lit only by a spotlight, Shaw asks, “Would you like to see my body?” (Shaw and Willson 145), the laughter in response is as...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 35-56.
Published: 01 September 2002
...) [. . . mighty Phaethon, a man similar to the gods; this youth, who had the tender flower of noble youth, a boy with childish thoughts, laughter-loving Aphrodite lifted up and carried off, and established him...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 1-23.
Published: 01 December 2002
... American bombs rained down on their villages. And I wonder, too, about what fixing on women’s laughter in public as a sign of their freedom tells us about Rumsfeld’s imagination and about his conception of rights.) I don’t mean to...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 126-146.
Published: 01 May 2005
... into a straight- forward and earnest academic performance. However, that is the bind we (academics) fi nd ourselves in. Parody doesn’t promise to solve such a bind. It only promises laughter in the face of the ongoing struggle. And...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 46-63.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the strains of the Star Wars Imperial March, made tinny by a laptop speaker, were accompanied by scattered laughter. Nonetheless, the issues raised and the charges leveled were of the Volume 25, Number 1  doi 10.1215/10407391-2419997...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 130-149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... laughter and insistence that marriage cannot be joked about or played at. But even as she protests, she begins to imagine what Lady Cui would be like as a man: Would he be as good-looking as she is now? Would he be a good-for-nothing...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 128-165.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of happy laughter, The delight of low replies. Do I hear the pleasant ditty, That I heard her chant of old? But I wake—my dream is fled...