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differences (1 May 2004) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Confidential.” Vanity Fair . June 2002 : 86+ . judith l. goldstein The Origin of the Specious Everybody is trying to demystify every- thing. We’re trying to do the opposite, to...
Published: 01 May 2017
Figure 1 Spanish poster for the original release of Bad Education . (Poster in author’s collection) Figure 1. Spanish poster for the original release of Bad Education. (Poster in author’s collection) More
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Margarethe von Trotta In this memoir of the origins and making of her film Hannah Arendt , Margarethe von Trotta places it in the context of her two earlier film biographies of prominent women: Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and Vision (original title: Vision—Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen , 2009...
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differences (1 May 2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., ctp is considered through the work of sociotechnical problematization, especially by the various techniques that differentiate existing infrastructural solutions on the basis of the purported material problems and difficulties they claim to address. The origin of Agre’s notion of ctp is linked back to...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 137–148.
Published: 01 May 2010
... aesthetic specificities help young scholars move toward original, publishable insights by extending or contradicting, supplementing or supplanting the abstract generalizations posed by the theorists they study. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 susan...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
... marine organisms have evolved to embody hyperbolic geometry; it affords them a maximum surface area with which to filter feed in a minimal volume. This essay asks, What is the place of biology—and specifically of biological theory—in the HCCR? After describing the Reef’s origins in geometrical modeling...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 64–89.
Published: 01 May 2011
... “Turkish origins,” the recent Turkish migrants from Bulgaria continue to deploy the language of ethnic privilege in pursuing their claims. While such particularistic claims may result in individual gains for some migrants, they tend to preclude collective forms of migrant organizing and foreclose the...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 197–205.
Published: 01 December 2012
... temptation to make the poststructuralist move of positing culture as the origin of nature, which would grant culture the primary status that nature has historically held, Kirby bypasses arguments over whether matter is out in the world or a product of language by expanding what counts as language. Rather...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
... imbrications of matter and meaning. Poet Christian Bök’s biopoetic project The Xenotext Experiment —in which he inserts a poem into the DNA of bacteria, hoping that the bacteria will act as his “post-human collaborators” to produce a second protein poem based on the expressed sequence of the original DNA poem...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 189–190.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Equality . These papers were originally presented at a panel discussion on Franke’s book, hosted by Columbia Law School in November 2015 and filmed as part of C-SPAN’s Book-TV series. Each essay has been revised and expanded specifically for this special issue of difference s. © 2018 by Brown University...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Lynne Joyrich This piece analyzes the history and discussions of “trigger warnings” (or “content warnings”) in the college classroom in light of the originating history and discussions of such warnings in media fan cultures—particularly in women’s and queer fan productions surrounding television...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... causal origin cannot be determined, should the conscious strategies of antinormativity be understood as interventions that hail from outside these norms or as expressions of power’s internal and perverse machinations? If norms are considered the genetics of power that inform all of social life (without...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Abigail Zitin Critics have identified William Hogarth’s correlation of beauty with desire as the most original idea that his 1753 treatise contributes to aesthetic discourse in the eighteenth century, an idea emblematized in the formulation that visual intricacy “leads the eye a wanton kind of...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Willy Apollon This metapsychological essay attempts to deduce the origin of the death drive from the author’s clinical experience with analysands under transference. It proposes that Freud locates the stakes of speech, as a response to the Other, at the heart of the question of languager–but under...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 139–149.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in them. In the light of a staged encounter between Butler and Irigaray, Stone widens the conceptual space within Butler's project, into which she drops an alternative, reconfiguring understanding of Butler's work as requiring an absent concept: original, multiple, self-differentiating nature. She...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 32–61.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud This essay describes how women’s genitalia came to be symbolized in the hybrid beast-woman form of the “octopussy,” tracking its origins to Victor Hugo’s novel, Les travailleurs de la mer (1866). Highlighting the centrality and sensationalism of an octopus attack on a sailor...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nick Seaver The American Piano Company, in the early twentieth century, built a reenacting piano that could automatically play back performances recorded by virtuoso pianists. This article examines the production, in the company lab, of that piano’s fidelity—the terms by which an original and...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2011
... which it cannot find the origin. This situation is taken as a sound laboratory, where the nature of the sound and the subjective attitudes it implies are closely scrutinized. From this vantage point, the article pursues an analysis of sound and proposes to place sound at the pivotal point of twelve...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 140–167.
Published: 01 December 2011
... visual origin or point of reference. The inherent uncanniness of the voice—whether it be the dog’s absent master, man’s distant lover, or woman’s internalized other—is normalized by digital technologies such as MP3 compression. Depending on the conditions of production, distribution, and reception, this...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... sonic phenomena. The continued use of the term timbre reveals less an investment in objectivity than an ongoing attachment to sonic origins and traditional instrumentation—an attachment that extended techniques and electronic manipulation, for example, have revealed as conceptually outmoded and thus...