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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 33–57.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., as Irigaray argues, have instead produced a male creature utterly alienated from himself and his world, and given finally, as anyone can see, that man obsessively doubles down on this losing strategy by posing its eventual success in a future forever postponed—given all of this, as I say, has there...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 1999
..., Susan. “Reading the Male Body.” Michigan Quarterly Review 32.4 (Fall 1993 ): 696 –737. Brodhead, Richard. “Sparing the Rod: Discipline and Fiction in Antebellum America.” Representations 21 (Winter 1988 ): 67 –96. Brown, Herbert Ross. The Sentimental Novel in America,1789–1860 . Durham...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rebecca Wanzo This essay is an attempt to work through the nature of the cultural injury produced by the African American male celebrity—an injury that is frequently enacted as intimate violence—and to hypothesize why public accusations of such injuries so often affectively challenge black subjects...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Racializing “whiteness,” this essay asks whether a male-authored work, which contains no black characters of consequence, is nevertheless fair game for a black feminist reading. What happens to the text of the white male “other” when it is read through the lens of black feminist theory? Brown University and...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... transgender representations in early modern China. Li Yu’s works demonstrate that the representation and performance of ambiguous or trans genders was linked to elite male consumption: that is, transgressive gender presentations were a prime form of entertainment, in fiction as in theater. However, his...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 58–85.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Vered Lev Kenaan What does it mean to have a feminine voice in a literary world dominated by male authors? What would it mean for the contemporary reader of ancient and medieval texts to be responsive to the distinctiveness of the feminine voice? This article addresses these questions by focusing...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lisa Guenther Irigaray's early work seeks to multiply possibilities for women's self-expression by recovering a sexual difference in which male and female are neither the same nor opposites, but irreducibly different modes of embodiment. In her more recent work, however, Irigaray has emphasized the...
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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 December 2008) 19 (3): 90–125.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the feminine—through the appropriation of feminine capacities and qualities for themselves. This appropriation ultimately expresses these men's fear of the erosion of male power and the coherence of distinct gender categories that I call a “queer fear of the feminine.” However, this is neither a sign...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
... his theory of allegory from the male perspective of Charles Baudelaire, this essay initiates the possibility of a feminine melancholy and a feminine allegory. This melancholic feminine allegory reveals a new conception of time and a new focus on aural perception, the eternal return, and the resounding...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., the essay argues that Hugo’s highly gendered language helped transform the episode from a man/animal encounter into the ravishing of the male protagonist by an assertive female. This reading is supported by an examination of the terrified reactions of contemporary readers and by looking at the...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... are exclusively realized in the production of publicity: #MeToo is an open platform for the public revelation of unchecked male privilege and abuses. It is less the means to an end (an incitement for women to organize—to assemble a “movement”) than the realization of an end: an autonomous (extra...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 147–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the Women’s Liberation Movement as I see it. The Movement originates and operates within patriarchal civilization; it follows that it must be initially discussed in terms of the actual status of women in the male dominated...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., leaving the thinking to the women’s oppression, male society has men, defame all reflection as an offence so extended its own principle that the against the feminine ideal propagated victims are no longer able even to pose by the...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 22–52.
Published: 01 September 1999
....” Dits et écrits: 1954–1988 . Paris:Gallimard, 1994 : 181 –822. Giddens, Anthony. The Transformation of Intimacy . Cambridge: Polity P, 1992 . Greer, Germaine. The Female Eunuch . 1970. New York: Bantam Books, Inc., 1971 . Hite, Shere. The Hite Report on Male Sexuality . New York: Knopf...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Theory .” Social Text 39 ( Summer 1994 ): 129 – 56 . Zhong Xueping . Masculinity Besieged? Issues of Modernity and Male Subjectivity in Chinese Literature of the Late Twentieth Century . Durham : Duke UP , 2000...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Jean-Louis . Ladies or Gentlemen: A Pictorial History of Male Cross-Dressing in the Movies . New York : Filipacchi , 2005 . He Chengzhou . “ The Ambiguities of Chineseness and the Dispute over the ‘Homecoming’ of Turandot .” Comparative Literature Studies 49.4 ( 2012 ): 547 – 64...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pervasive force of male-male competition. But by restricting the arena of attraction to the mating game, he nevertheless ensured that the attraction of biological likeness to likeness, the infertility of hybrids, and the limits of geographical proximity would limit the choice of a mate. Keeping in mind...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): i–xii.
Published: 01 December 1999
... the category of sentiment so much as revalue it as a feminine possession. Such revisionism is founded, in other words, on the same opposition between male and female writers that underlies Douglas’s work. Rather than see sentiment as...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
... are played out through reference to a governing symbolic system. Put simply, bad sex means something. The second element can be found in Koedt’s claim about the nature of male supremacy: “The essence of male chauvinism is not the practical, economic services women supply. It is the psychological...