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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... feelings, consisting of ephemera and “feelings”? Is it not with the future in mind that both the historian and the queer archivist insist on conserving documents and feelings alike? Such questions lead to a discussion on the importance of not giving up the Lacanian definition of the negative as applied by...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the essay draws out in the novel with the help of Derrida's meditations on religion and Nancy's revision of dialectical reason. The “house” of identity, the essay argues, is for Robinson less an enclosure than “a way of going outside” that reveals the negative ground of every determined or external...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Eugenie Brinkema What is the relationship between a cinematic grid of color and the most visceral of the negative affects, disgust? The history of “good taste”—from the philosophical subdiscipline of aesthetics to French haute cuisine—banishes and simultaneously cultivates all things that taste bad...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... replicated contradiction between feminist emancipatory struggles and gender/race melancholia—evident, for example, in current discussions of vulnerability and resilience, or negative and recuperative readings—as two inseparable dimensions of the transformative potential inherent in feminist aesthetic...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
... geometer Daina Taimina to make wooly reefs, with the aim of drawing attention to the menace that climate change poses to the world’s coral reefs. Hyperbolic crochet is a method of fabricating models of hyperbolic geometry, a kind of non-Euclidean geometric space characterized by negative curvature. Many...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Samia Vasa A psychoanalytic reading of Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State brings into focus her overwhelmingly queer-negative investment in sexuality. This essay considers select parts of her book to argue that MacKinnon ends up repeating what she claims to end: the...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 9–35.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., especially in the twentieth century. The condition of such an inquiry is not a set of abstract concepts, but a phenomenology of extreme violence that exceeds any rational political objective. Such violence is often theorized through such negative categories as evil or extermination and thus continues in some...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that is otherwise negatively valued. As with timbre, the insistence on something like objective noise and the upholding of the noise/sound distinction function as artificial limitations on music as composed and heard. michel chion is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that is otherwise negatively valued. As with timbre, the insistence on something like objective noise and the upholding of the noise/sound distinction function as artificial limitations on music as composed and heard. michel chion is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 34–52.
Published: 01 December 2010
... dialogue between Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, in which the concept of “rescuing” plays a crucial role, along with a close reading of key passages from works including The Arcades Project and Negative Dialectics , provides significant insights into the centrality and difficulty of this question...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
... rupture in the logic of being, Bad Education returns us to reading’s position between allegory and irony and opens a vista on education as the persistent negation of queerness. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2017 queer theory negativity...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the social itself” ( Edelman 111 )—I come to represent the “negativity” ( Are the Lips 43 ) apparent in some recent forms of “queer” 2 thought and also, at least “implicitly [. . .], a negative ethics that is nonrelational” (29). I might quarrel in part with this account by presenting myself as...
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differences (1 September 2008) 19 (2): 127–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 137 When the dialectic of mourning fails, Abraham and Torok argue, when the process of restoring loss through the process of grieving and normative negativity reach an impasse, when words fail, the subject incorporates...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 88–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Persistence of Hope.” Adorno, Theodor. Minima Moralia . Trans. E. F. N. Jephcott. New York: Verso, 1978 . ____. Negative Dialectics . Trans. E. B. Ashton. New York: Routledge, 1973 . Bauer, Karin. Adorno's Nietzschean Narrative: Critiques of Ideology, Readings of Wagner . Albany: suny p...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 6–19.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Schriften 3. ____. Gesammelte Schriften . Ed. Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedemann. 20 vols. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1971 -. ____. Negative Dialectics . Trans. E. B. Ashton. New York: Continuum, 1973 . ____. Negative Dialektik . 1966 . Gesammelte Schriften 6. ____. “Trying to Understand...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... figuration of sentimentality, but they simultaneously afford the figuration of grief. Chandler’s argument implies that “rash passions” are the impetus for the very “overcoming” that produces sentimentality. In other words, in Chandler’s argument we can identify passion as the negative, yet constitutive...
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differences (1 May 2003) 14 (1): 22–52.
Published: 01 May 2003
... sometimes negatively. Foucault’s Passion: The Limit-Experience Since Foucault’s passion—and its development—wi ll function as the underlying guide of this analysis, I will begin with...
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differences (1 September 2003) 14 (2): 78–105.
Published: 01 September 2003
... emerge in a system of conflict take form through a rhetorical mode I will call “negative affiliation.” Ferguson’s contribution to the Cambridge History of American Literature describes the “major tendency of writing” i n...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
... intellectual territory of an ethics of alterity. 1 Similarly, Huffer does not disagree with the view that the repudiation of negativity may take the form of hostile violence. Nor does she disagee that the constitutive antagonism of society produces disavowal in the form of promises “of resolution in...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... emerge. But in the queer negative spirit of a new from which nothing good might emerge, I also want to question my own recuperative impulse to smooth disagreements into the promise of a good-to-come. To be honest, I don’t know where this exchange will lead. That said, I continue to commit myself...