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differences (2018) 29 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Briankle G. Chang As an extension of the eye, the camera writes the light according to its own inhuman, mechanical terms. The photographic ability to describe the world objectively not only renders indistinguishable the perceptible and the imperceptible but also makes visible the hidden commerce...
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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 (2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., it is, more than any other technical register, directly linked to the contemporary cultural politics of perception and reception. Although this article focuses on sound technologies, a full cultural critique of signal processing would consider its central role in every sense register. The authors thank...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Stephanie Clare Contemporary scholarship on emotion and feeling tends to fold bodily sensations such as feeling cold into emotions, like fear. In contrast, this essay slows down to consider the contours of cold itself, showing how Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception offers a method...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and the contingency of “surprise.” The author argues that the surface method of “critical description,” which seeks to “indicate what a text says about itself” and to describe what it makes “evident, perceptible, apprehensible,” fails when Marcus and Best describe Althusser's text but overlook the fact that his...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 20–44.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of allegory from the male perspective of Charles Baudelaire, this essay initiates the possibility of a feminine melancholy and a feminine allegory. This melancholic feminine allegory reveals a new conception of time and a new focus on aural perception, the eternal return, and the resounding cry of trauma...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to reorient perception, to break with existing modes of seeing so that different forms of existence might be envisioned and initiated. © 2020 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2020 aesthetics anxiety cinema communication potentiality refusal spectacle...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2023
...,” or the structural innovations of thinking, reading, and perception explored throughout his critical writings. The introduction also emphasizes Bersani’s ongoing attention to relationality through the aesthetic and how it contributed to his decades-long rethinking of sexuality, sociality, politics, and art. If you...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of aesthetic perceptions of sameness replaces the immobilizing forces of desirous knowing and difference. Highlighted is the way in which sameness is not based on a single predicate of commonality, but instead obtains in similar forms of movement that inaugurate correspondences with others and the world...
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differences (2006) 17 (2): 96–112.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phenomenology of Perception . Trans. Colin Smith. London: Routledge, 1962 . Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, and Claude Lefort. The Visible and the Invisible: Followed by Working Notes . Evanston: Northwestern up, 1968 . Salamon, Gayle. “The Bodily Ego and the Contested Domain...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 63–102.
Published: 01 May 2005
... . ____. “Percept, Affect, and Concept.” What Is Philosophy? Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Graham Burchell. New York: Columbia up, 1994 . 163 -99. Eder, Richard. “Exploring a Present That Is Invaded by the Past.” New York Times 22 May 2000 ,late ed.: E8 . Eggenschwiler, David. The Christian Humanism...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... between friends—only in more perceptible, more tangible form.” And yet, Lukács is also writing about death. The subject of Beer-Hofmann’s story is an effect brought about by the friend’s departure—“what is left to the survivor...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 1993
..., and others); the other the result of "accidental observation of new forms of movement, in particular mechanized wheels moving at high speeds" (111). For Goethe, the after-image and other aberrations in human vision could not be contrasted to a "true" or "real" perception - instead, they begin to "constitute...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Gegenwart ) encountered within “lived experience” ( Erlebnis ) to the ordinary concept of the present as the instant or moment between the past and the future, a “natural” concept of time that underlies Erfahrung as the “experience of constituted objectivities.”7 For Husserl, the perception...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 May 2021
...” perceptions. Tihanov’s major contribution to the elucidation of the motives that led to the formation of the concept is the emphasis on Shklovsky’s experience of war as crushingly desensitizing. Iurii Tynianov’s name also appears as Jurij Tynjanov. 20 There is a very short step from here to a full...
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differences (1990) 2 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 1990
... understanding of sexual experience and its cultural formation. In this general account~ he argues that perceptual experience can mislead~ unless perceptions are scrutinized and criticized by mind (IV.735 ff.~ 818-22). ()ne "vay in which such deformation can occur is through the mutual influence of desire...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 53–75.
Published: 01 September 1999
...” locates it within the realm of concrete, external sense perception and ties it to a material reality that can be apprehended by way of the senses of sight, hearing, or touch. Yet whenever writing is understood as a cultural tech...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
... significantly, however, resonance is also the concept at the heart of an influential theory of hearing accord- ing to which the perception of pitch ensues from certain structures deep inside the cochlea vibrating in phase...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 39–54.
Published: 01 July 1991
... of his sister Hanna, he disavows what he sees when the baby girl's diaper is removed. He exclaims to his mother "but she's got no teeth - a displacement, Freud suggests, from his perception of her castration (69). He cannot readily admit to himself that she has no penis (this would imperil the security...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 68–94.
Published: 01 April 1997
.... They will all have a fundamentally anthropomorphic character, even egomorphic we could say. Man's ideal unity, which is never attained as such and escapes him at every moment, is evoked at every moment in this perception. (166) This account of the relation of identity and desire sounds positively Melanesian...