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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...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 May 2017
... establishes a realism more reliant on dialogue than on thick description of setting. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2017 novel Anna Laeticia Barbauld conversation children’s literature riddle Virtually all of us who write about the...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Renee Romano This article focuses on the emergence of a new genre of advice literature in the mid-2000s. Primarily written by and aimed at black women, it urges them to date and marry outside the race as a way to address the plight of successful educated black women who cannot find black husbands...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
... others, of “morality” as a conduit between literature and politics. In contrast, Johnson works to read the differences within moral and epistemological schemas, betraying the pretenses of any moral “stance” without evading the necessity of holding political positions. The author follows Johnson's...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... twenty years or so, responding to world-historical transitions like those of 1989-91 and 2001, the discipline of comparative literature has reexamined some of its key concepts (world, comparison, translation) as well as what is probably the most distinctive aspect of its method, acquired professional...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
...David Golumbia In 2003, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak published Death of a Discipline , an exhortation to create “an inclusive comparative literature,” one that “takes the languages of the Southern Hemisphere as active cultural media rather than as objects of cultural study.” To many literary scholars...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... questions of allegiance to the fallen Ming or the foreign Qing, the intersection between fungible currency and the gendered body emerged as a primary locus of elite male experimentation, in life and in literature, with the seemingly boundless possibilities of novelty and the purchasing power of silver...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Chengzhou He As an important representative of cross-dressing performance in Chinese popular culture, Li Yugang (李玉刚) is highly acclaimed both in and outside China for his impersonation of well-known beauties in Chinese history and literature. By interweaving Peking Opera with elements of popular...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 59–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... typesetting is also an interpretation: the piece is written in three columns to evoke some of the questions surrounding the practice of medical interpretation as well as the interpretation of literature and lived experience. By framing the clinical encounter in such a way, I hope to show the connections...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 94–123.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and geographic. Critics have long emphasized Pavese’s cosmopolitan literary borrowings and noted in particular his engagements with the literature of the United States, engagements that are often seen to have enabled a break with previous Italian poetic forms. Without denying these engagements, “The...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... practices. Second, the essay stresses the relational character of women’s literature and artworks because the possibility of women’s aesthetic practice emerges from political intersubjective alliances; from the oscillation between loss and transformation; from gendered and racialized relations to the human...
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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): 137–148.
Published: 01 May 2010
... feminist conversations but also its rise to a prominence that qualified its productivity both in the classroom and in doctoral dissertations. By reintegrating literature and literary history in discussions of theoretical insights, students can stretch, undermine, qualify, or extend them. Literary and...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Muslims, especially after the 1990s, the honor crime does significant political work in the world today. Through an examination of popular literature, human rights reports, and anthropological and sociological studies, this article uncovers the forces that produce and maintain this category of spectacular...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ann duCille Marriage , like family , has been a contested term in African American historical, sociological, and cultural studies. This essay surveys and interrogates the dominant literature on black intimacy, coupling, and family life in the slave community from the publication of E. Franklin...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Juana María Rodríguez This essay uses the keyword testimony to explore how that term has been understood through law, literature, and social media. It explores the rhetorical demands of the hashtag #MeToo in relation to the demands of representation and interpretation to probe our affective...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): np.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Difference (1987), The Feminist Difference (1998), but also in The Wake of Deconstruction (1994) and most recently, in Mother Tongues (2003), Johnson persistently recalls us to “what is unknown in literature or in theory.” She enacts the task of literature, not as a “predetermined set of works...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 167–176.
Published: 01 December 2006
... three early feminist texts in African American literature: Black-Eyed Susans/Midnight Bird s (Anchor, 1980); and Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women, 1860-1960 (Doubleday, 1987). She also edited Memory of Kin: Stories of Family by Black Writers (Doubleday, 1991). Her current work, The Other...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 17–49.
Published: 01 May 2001
...NANCY ARMSTRONG 2001 nancy armstrong is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Comparative Literature, English, Modern Culture and Media, and Women's Studies at Brown University. She is author of Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (Oxford University Press, 1987), The...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): 35–40.
Published: 01 December 2005
...CHRISTIE MCDONALD Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2005 christie mcdonald is Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Smith Professor of French Language and Literature at Harvard University. She is the editor of Images of...