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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... melancholy gender, the author contends that this subjectivity enables a recognition of the same-sex love and desire prohibited by heterosexist culture through an enactment of its loss. As such, avatar suicide videos dramatize death in order to create an important space of public grieving in which the...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... concept of melancholy and arguing that this updated concept is, if not an alternative to neoliberal resilience, then perhaps a feminist method of handling it. This melancholy isn’t the failure to get over a lack, but the failure to keep pace with accelerationism, the failure to overcome harder, better...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf This essay examines Marguerite Duras’s Moderato cantabile (1958) and Wang Anyi’s The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1995) to propose a feminine melancholy manifested in these novels. It argues that the work of Duras and Wang functions allegorically, revealing a tension between...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... gender and race, the author examines complex relations between political and aesthetic transformations, stressing their relation to gender and race differences as well as the role of materiality in political contestation and aesthetic invention. The theory of feminist aesthetics discussed here traces...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Sarah E. Kile This essay explores some of the ways people conceived of the relationship between sexed bodies and gendered roles during the slow transition from the Ming (1368-1644) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This was a period of increasing commercialization and significant challenges to...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
... exchanges. As such, it asks what role the voice plays in the ongoing game of fort-da that underlies everyday human experience, and whether the ontological stakes change in different technological situations and environments. Paying particular attention to the gendered voice, this piece attempts to steer a...
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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 134–170.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother.”PMLA 117 ( 2002 ): 265 -77. Butler, Judith. “Melancholy Gender/Refused Identification.” The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997 . 132 -50. Callahan, John F. The Illusions of a Nation: Myth and History in the Novels of F...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 137–148.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., Terry. The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture . New York: Columbia up, 1995 . Cheng, Anne Anlin. The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief . New York: Oxford up, 2001 . Chodorow, Nancy. The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 47–87.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex . London: Routledge, 1993 . ____. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . London: Routledge, 1990 . Caygill, Howard. Walter Benjamin: The Colour of Experience . New York: Routledge, 1998 . Cheng, Anne Anlin. The Melancholy of Race...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... Carroll, Noël. “Hume's Standard of Taste.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 43 ( 1984 ): 181 -94. Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2: The Time-Image . Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Robert Galeta. Minneapolis: u of Minnesota p, 1989 . de Lauretis, Teresa. Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
... African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief (Oxford University Press, 2001). She is currently working on a study of Josephine Baker as a fulcrum through which to explore the relationship between the modern...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of art itself. Yet, with the Cold War effacement of the political presumably behind us and with the ascent of critical gender and minority studies before us, where do women and writers of color fit into the dominant...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... 1789 ): 470 –73;539–42. Malthus, Thomas Robert. An Essay on The Principles of Population (1798) . Ed. Philip Appleman. New York: Norton, 1976 . “The Melancholy Effects of Seduction. A Letter From a Gentleman to His Friend, Relating the Melancholy Effects of Seduction.” The Massachusetts...
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differences (1 September 2002) 13 (2): 1–34.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., 1986 . Burton, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is,With all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, and severall cures of it . The Sixth Edition, corrected and augmented by the Author. London: Printed by Henry Cripps, 1652 . Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... ethical) of mourning and melancholy by insisting on the productive and relational dimensions of these affects. 12 Furthermore, the specific quality of each affect is sometimes lost in recent arguments about these affects. Mourning, melancholia, and grief often seem to be synonyms for one another...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., 1987 . 32 -45. Marcuse, Herbert. “The Obsolescence of the Freudian Concept of Man.” Five Lectures . Boston: Beacon, 1970 . 44 -61. ____. Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud . Boston: Beacon, 1966 . Meehan, Joanna, ed. Feminists Read Habermas: Gendering the Subject...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... also by situation as women of the same generation of U.S. feminist literary scholars working in university French departments (a very small world). As a result, the dynamics she analyzed in Bad Objects in 1995 were very familiar to me then. It is a book of melancholy, which I cannot not share...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2007
... border disappears: the nostalgic bordello where Quinlan finds, to the melody of a player piano, a prostitute from his own past. Marlene Dietrich’s melancholy performance recalls the effacement of a cosmopolitan desire...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... multiple forms of domination—what feminist theory has theorized as race, class, gender, sexuality” (19). If we focus only on domination, we become melancholy and forgetful of the revolutionary tradition. If we focus on the latter, we may disregard both loss and domination. To counter this opposition...
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differences (1 September 2005) 16 (2): 138–166.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., Judith. “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution:An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.” Performing Feminisms: Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre . Ed. Sue-Ellen Case. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins up, 1990 . 270 -82. Della Cava, Frances A., and Madeline H. Engel, eds. Female Detectives in...