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differences (2001) 12 (2): 47–69.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Horeb: Perishable, 1970 . ———. A Dark Octave . Durham: Burning Deck, 1967 . lynn keller “Just one of / the girls:— / normal in the extreme”: Experimentalists-To-Be Starting Out in the 1960s...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 68–95.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Kevin Quashie In the exploration of what it is to be human, coupling is ever a problem; coupling disturbs or at least complicates the conceptualization of being, the philosophical deliberation of the one. This troubling is amplified for the black female subject, whose access to ideological oneness...
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Published: 01 September 2020
Figure 1 Diagram of Freud’s theory of anal sexuality and the trans-formative itinerary of the “little one.” Source: Freud, “On Transformations.” Figure 1. Diagram of Freud’s theory of anal sexuality and the trans-formative itinerary of the “little one.” Source: Freud, “On Transformations.” More
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 121–131.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ariella Azoulay More than once Arendt denied being a public figure and added that she did not entertain any “ambition to become one.” This poses a challenge to any filmmaker seeking to portray her character, as Margarethe von Trotta found when she contradicted Arendt’s self-perception to inquire...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 28–58.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and understanding. Rather, the idea of community developed in this article is of an open sense of belonging together to race, gender, and place, a sensibility of belonging that expresses one's indeterminate difference, that opens one toward a future and a past, that must be continually renewed through relations...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
... remains cogent, this article argues, for a field in which individual events and texts and large-scale social and political formations are often bound together by no framework other than their putative belonging to one and the same block of time—that is, a period. Aiming to reform this concept in order...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 156–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
...David Golumbia In 2003, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak published Death of a Discipline , an exhortation to create “an inclusive comparative literature,” one that “takes the languages of the Southern Hemisphere as active cultural media rather than as objects of cultural study.” To many literary scholars...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
... “The Progress of Humanity and Women’s Women’s Liberation” (人类进步与妇女解放) published in Marxist Studies (马克思主义研究) in 1983, which Li claims was the first theoretical article on women to appear in a mainstream authoritative journal in mainland China. Li agrees with Barlow’s characterization of one of her two...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
... recuperation. This essay begins by reading The Road ’s dystopic psycho-political terrain in terms offered by Melanie Klein and Jessica Benjamin. Klein’s trajectory from the paranoid-schizoid to the depressive position (and beyond) provides one way of thinking about how a subject responds to loss (and thus...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 131–150.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Amber Jamilla Musser Through the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, reading and writing can begin to be thought of as processes of transformation. When one reads or writes, one plugs into impersonal flows and affects and becomes something else. Likewise, Deleuze theorizes masochism as an embodied practice...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in every case whispering is entangled with the trauma that the animal and the human are for one another. Distinguishing this whispering from “actual whispering,” whispering of the sort given political meaning in Orlando Figes’s recent study of Stalinist Russia, this article suggests a different kind...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 126–138.
Published: 01 December 2008
... as to inquire into its utility. The suggestion is that the value of this metaphysics may be undermined by the epistemological difficulty of distinguishing between a suppressed tendency and an absent one. The conclusion identifies this metaphysics of expression as a serious point of divergence between Stone's...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and Klein's 1940s writing on mourning and the fear of death. Between them, Freud and Klein produce a compelling narrative about what it means to live in fear not only of death, which is where Freud begins his critique of the normalizing pathologies of war at the beginning of the century, but also of one's own...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is characterized by a certain degree of conservatism in that, despite efforts to effect social change, certain normative ways of organizing sexuality manage to persist and to be conveyed across generations. She stresses that this transmission, if it is in fact one, is not necessarily a conscious operation...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 74–96.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Kamelia Spassova In his paper “The Return to Philology,” Paul de Man insists that philology and theory should not be in conflict, but should, rather, mutually enhance one another. This claim that the turn to theory is also a return to philology is explored in the context of the structure...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 115–151.
Published: 01 September 2020
... this infrastructure can invite both colonial and sexual relations, which slip and slide into one another, the author argues that the train provides a shared setting to cruise for both security dangers and enticing strangers. The light rail—the national and security interests that went into producing it, the eventual...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
...,” examining its accounts of description and “minimal critical agency” and its skepticism concerning radical freedom and the interpretative heroics of literary analysis from the point of view of Althusser's radically different account of reading as a “guilty” practice, one marked by productivity...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the field lies in its antinormative commitments. The first section of this introduction demonstrates how profoundly the history of queer theorizing has been shaped by an antinormative sensibility, one that has organized the multiple and at times discordant itineraries of analysis that comprise the queer...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman Responding to the theme of the special issue, Queer Theory without Antinormativity , “Eve’s Triangles” returns to the work of one of queer theory’s most important foundational figures to consider critical sensibilities that are incompatible with the dyadic approach to power...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 179–193.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and yet strictly binds together the two individuations that he calls psychique and collective , which is necessary, he argues, to avoid the double failure of psychologism and sociologism, by which he means the doctrines that assign a fixed (ontological) identity to man and his mind, on the one hand...