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differences (2005) 16 (3): 76–87.
Published: 01 December 2005
...SUSAN BERNSTEIN susan bernstein The Gift of Metaphor As we all know, time is tight. Yet, despite the tight economy to which our time is subject, it would...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 50–79.
Published: 01 November 1995
... . Vivekananda Swami . The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda . Calcutta : Ramakrishna Sarada Mission , 1964 . “ World-Citizen .” Sister India . Bombay : Sister India Office , 1928 . SANDHYA SHETTY (Dis)figuring the Nation: Mother, Metaphor, Metonymy b.e following essay brings into focus...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 76–105.
Published: 01 September 1999
... . Sontag, Susan. Illness as Metaphor and AIDSand Its Metaphors . New York: Doubleday, 1989 . You've Got Mail . Dir. Nora Ephron. Perf. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Warner Brothers, 1998 . NAOMI SCHOR Blindness...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 195–204.
Published: 01 December 2006
... The Student of Metaphor In March 2001 Barbara Johnson took part in a symposium to commemorate the three-hundredth “birthday” of Yale. The following year, a version of her remarks, titled “Art for Something’s Sake,” was published...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
... lecture symptomale sharply critiques the metaphor of depth and cautiously deploys a metaphor of terrain. This article proposes that from an Althusserian perspective, the metaphors of surface and depth as they appear in “Surface Reading” are twin brothers, two sides of a coin. Whether in the form...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and the representations of this process in audio-technical discourse. The article focuses on two metaphorical frames commonly applied to signal processing in the everyday language of musicians and audio technologists: cooking and travel. Through a reading of Claude Lévi-Strauss, it suggests that metaphors of rawness...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 136–165.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Noam Yuran The term prostitution is often used as a metaphor for qualifying immoral economic conduct. Yet references to this metaphor in the history of economic thought reveal that more than ethics is at stake. Prostitution sometimes designates a unique economy, different from the basic tenets...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2015
... it always operates by “combining [. . .] a machinery and a show.” This essay highlights this figure and presents it as both a metaphor for and proper description of the functioning of ideology itself. Literalizing the metaphor, this essay shows how it helps us resolve two enigmas in Althusser’s concept...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2010
... reducible to its visual representative of a rotting thing nor is it immediate or visceral or marked by obviousness; and decay is not a metaphor for moral declivity or ideological distaste. Instead, this article claims that putrescence is a structure-in-process, a textually constituting gesture that must...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 43–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Warren Montag In his commentary on what he calls Althusser’s dramaturgy, Étienne Balibar notes the importance of theater as a metaphor and in its literal, material existence as an organized space in which both visibility and invisibility are staged. This essay attempts to explore the importance...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... studies is thus centrally concerned with crossing(s), whether crossing(s) functions as a political goal, a meta-metaphor for the field’s variegated theoretical endeavor, or as the name of a multifaceted epistemological problem. This essay focuses on the problem of translation as a form and act of crossing...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 53–84.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., race, and maternal function were linked in metaphors of temperature. Whereas autism and autistic states have been extensively elaborated in their relationship to digital media, this article attends to attributed maternal causes of “emotionally disturbed,” queer, and neurodivergent children. The author...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Stefan Mattessich This essay builds on previous criticism highlighting the semiotic dimensions of Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping to identify in its metaphors of spirit and spiritual haunting a performative logic of social implication. This logic appears within a metaphysics of subjectivity...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
... relationship of the emerging field of sound studies to Descartes’s views of the sense of hearing. Descartes’s acoustic studies and anatomical work on the fetus reveal a persistent concern with resonance. But instead of subsuming resonance and its rich metaphorical field (which comprises vibration, sympathy...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rhythm to conceptualize alternatives to the reified visual world, but his work reveals the tension between metaphorical treatments of rhythm and its sonic materiality. Turning to music as an aesthetic form defined by this relationship, the author draws on the work of Jacques Attali, Rose Rosengard...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... draws on Roman Jakobson’s theory of metaphor and metonymy, more specifically, his infrequently noted comments on the undecidability of their interrelationship. In terms of this undecidability, the essay reconsiders Freud’s treatments of the relations between the savage and the neurotic, totemism...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Are You My Mother? ’s own analysis in order to make room for readings that resist taking the text at its word. Although Are You My Mother? proclaims loyalty to the psychoanalytic theories of Donald Winnicott, Bechdel employs the metaphor of the mirror and the formal qualities of comics to complicate...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 153–176.
Published: 01 September 1999
... and visuality of their sensuous dimensions, so that seeing becomes, in effect, a mere metaphor, a convenient stand-in for the idealist, nonperceptual vision called understanding. This typical, metaphorical resolution effectively...
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differences (2002) 13 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2002
...: Kingsley, 1997 . Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phenomenology of Perception . Trans. Colin Smith. London: Routledge, 1978 . Russell, G. W. E. Collections and Recollections, By One Who has Kept a Diary . London: n.p., 1898 . Sweetser, Eve. From Etymology to Pragmatics;Metaphorical and Cultural Aspects...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 84–115.
Published: 01 April 1992
... metaphor"? These are some of the questions which motivate the present essay, a feminist account of the Lacanian phallus. 1. Pompeii I want to begin this discussion by placing four images before the reader, two of which are explicitly invoked in "The Signification of the Phallus," and the other two of which...