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differences (2004) 15 (2): 152–171.
Published: 01 September 2004
... mustafa abusharaf Narrating Feminism: The Woman Question in the Thinking of an African Radical Tracing a chronology involves creating a narrative history, but there is always more than one way to tell a story...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 1–11.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and debtors; but it is also her very narration that she evokes as the redeeming of a debt (“I am willing to pay my debt,” she says when resuming her story at the beginning of the Twelfth Night). Following some of Walter Benjamin’s insights, this essay delves into the economy of narration as finance , a word...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of poverty, and they represent the poor as subjects dislocated from both voice and temporality, asserting the experience of poverty as that which cannot be given voice and offering the narrator as a figure redeemed from poverty precisely through his narration. If poverty is the end of the future, as Orwell...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 103–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Henry S. Turner This essay examines the problem of the corporation as an “artificial person” and as a form of political organization in the early modern period, using Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations (1598–1600) to explore models of collective, corporate narration and competing images...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the reductive assertions of her avatar’s own narration. Ultimately, despite all its surface-level attachments to Winnicott’s version of mental and emotional health, Are You My Mother? ’s formal strategies end up revealing Bechdel’s deep ambivalence toward concepts like reparation , authenticity , and psychic...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 114–146.
Published: 01 December 2021
... illustrate the deep psychological and physical suffering that narrators experienced as they navigated the labyrinth of socially sanctioned practices in their communities. They also communicate lessons about deep structures of power and the blurred boundaries of religion and ritual. The narratives reveal...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 53–75.
Published: 01 September 1999
... state of its narrator/observer (Todorov 25). One might even say that the printed page of the fantastic tale opens up two kinds of vistas, two kinds of imaginary realities having two respective modes of sense perception. One kind...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 153–176.
Published: 01 September 1999
... wenhua, 1997 . 173 –216. Lukács, Georg. The Historical Novel . Trans. Hannah and Stanley Mitchell. London: Merlin, 1962 . ———. “Narrate or Describe?” Writer and Critic and Other Essays . Ed. and trans. Arthur D. Kahn. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1970 . 110 –48. ———. Studies in European...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 38–67.
Published: 01 May 1999
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 228–247.
Published: 01 September 1999
... to capitalize on her culture in order to survive. A reading of race in Winnifred Eaton’s fictional autobiography Me shows the narrator/ protagonist’s economic ambition as both a racialized and racializing dis- course. Both sisters answer...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 24–63.
Published: 01 December 2002
... of gonorrhea that leaves her blind. As an adult, she is hurt again when an intruder pours a kettle of boiling water over her sleeping face and scars her horribly. The intruder is never named, but the narrator posits a number of candidates...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
... above the mirroring waters, seemed fragments of the quotidian held up to our wondering attention, offered somehow as proof of their own significance. (63–64) Robinson’s narrator speaks in this passage from...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 22–52.
Published: 01 September 1999
... was effected. Point de lendemain and the Female Pleasure Problem The narrator in the opening pages of Milan Kundera’s novel Slowness remarks on the definitive position of the orgasm...
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differences (2003) 14 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 September 2003
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as the one that gave birth? What gets lost when we think about the time of our bodies in the singular? Must performs the artifice of temporality itself. Shaw combines voiceover retrospection with shifts in time that intensify her live presence, moving us into an affective poetic narration...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 179–202.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of seven daughters. A number of storytellers claim to possess Ahmed’s secret, and each tells a portion of the story. Almost all begin by insisting on the primacy of his or her tale; at the same time, each narrator picks up the last...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 63–102.
Published: 01 May 2005
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the viewer feel that desire in and through narrational patterns, the image’s attention to certain gestures, and a sensitivity to the image’s particular passages, flows, and stagnations. If The Reckless Moment redeems physical reality in Kracauer’s sense, then it does so by producing a conflict between...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 29–47.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and the temporality of agency curves into a strangely immobile vortex of complex and reciprocal relations. The novel’s first-person narrator is a descendant of Pakistani tycoons and ministers and the son of an acknowledged physicist, raised in Princeton and Oxford, where he himself has graduated...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
... saturate Gilliatt’s encounter with the octopus, intensifying the episode’s resonance for male readers. I want therefore to underscore a vital feature of the language that Hugo uses in narrating his creature’s aggression...