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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 209–217.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Weed “Reading for Pleasure” suggests a way of drawing the line between what is and what is not theory today. Following Roland Barthes, the author uses her own reading pleasure as a gauge, taking pleasure to be idiosyncratic rather than subjective. Assuming that all types of criticism are...
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 113–131.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Aesthetics . New York: Columbia up, 1988 . MacKinnon, Catharine A. Only Words . Cambridge: Harvard up, 1993 . Williams, Linda. Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the “Frenzy of the Visible” . 2nd ed. Berkeley: u of California p, 1999 . Wright, Elizabeth. Speaking Desires Can Be Dangerous: A...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Corey McEleney This essay critiques the rhetorical and ideological strategies by which aesthetic pleasure has been devalued in both Renaissance and contemporary humanism. Through a close reading of Shakespeare's Richard II , the essay shows how the abjection of vain (both narcissistic and futile...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... Suzanne Barnard and Bruce Fink. Albany: suny p, 2002 . 171 -86. Barthes, Roland. A Lover's Discourse:Fragments . Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill, 1978 . ____. Camera Lucida: Ref lections on Photography . Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill, 1981 . ____. The Pleasure of the Text...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sadomasochistic blur of sexuality and violence. In effect, she sets up an s/m scene of and for feminism. The self-flagellating reading pleasures of MacKinnon unsettle the relation between her dismissal of lesbian sadomasochism and her own s/m textuality. This is not to say that her argument is flawed; on the...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty As a drive to the inorganic, the death drive is fundamentally opposed to sensuality and, specifically, to pleasure and pain. This is why Gilles Deleuze understands Freud’s account of the death drive as the “beyond of the pleasure principle” not in terms of the transgression of a...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., collaborative institutional forms for thinking. The increasingly corporate academic model needs to move away from its instrumentalizing emphasis on output, this essay suggests, to acknowledge, instead, the pleasures of teaching, of learning, and of thinking. Brown University and differences : A Journal of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... politics of the contemporary moment, with broad speculation on the political demands, critical inheritances, and contradictory politics of #MeToo. The middle thematic attends to the vicissitudes of sex in the conjuncture between perversion and pleasure, with considerations of the historical construction of...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lucie Cantin From the moment Freud first came up against repetition and the resistance of the symptom in his clinical practice and was thus forced to acknowledge a beyond of the pleasure principle that acts within the subject, the unconscious could no longer be conceived as a site of...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 103–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
... group formation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It turns to the work of Freud in order to propose an analysis of the “corporate ego,” joining Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) and Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921) with the work of the sociologist of science Bruno Latour...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 32–70.
Published: 01 May 2008
... historical or to engage viscerally with the past. He thereby opens up new registers for taking in and taking account of the historical, registers that refuse to concede pleasure in the name of trauma, which has been treated as the more properly political affect by most criticism. © 2008 by Brown University...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
... shows that psychoanalysis offers an account of social change that is nondeterministic. It shows how psychoanalysis can be a useful analytic frame through which to understand the pleasures and pains of disposability or the waste that one might associate with it, and thus brings psychoanalysis into...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sexual duality is affirmed in relation to a third, unsexed but sexual force which multiplies the possibilities for sexual pleasure beyond heterosexual coupling. Proust's emphasis on sexed ``parts'' rather than sexed morphologies is generative of maximally diverse combinations, all of which are equally...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., framing his specific conception of beautiful variety (emblematized by the line) as a riddle to be deciphered. 5 Indeed, the pleasure Hogarth finds in riddles is closely related to aesthetic pleasure as he understands it; Satan’s mazy wreaths are simply another form of captivating indirection. To make...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 22–52.
Published: 01 September 1999
...: Doubleday & Co., 1954 . Williams, Linda. Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the“Frenzy of the Visible.” Berkeley: U of California P, 1999 . JAMES A. STEINTRAGER “Are You There Yet Libertinage and the Semantics of the...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 131–150.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . Deleuze Gilles . L’abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze [Gilles Deleuze’s abc Primer] . Interview by Parnet Claire . Dir. Boutang Pierre-André . La Femis, Sodaperaga , 1996 . ———. “ Coldness and Cruelty .” Masochism . New York : Zone , 1991 . 9 – 138 . ———. “ Desire and Pleasure...
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differences (1 December 2013) 24 (3): 175–177.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., John. “Crisis, Crisis, Crisis: Big Media and the Humanities Workforce.” 24.3: 127–59. McEleney, Corey. “Bonfire of the Vanities: Pleasure, Theory, Shakespeare.” 24.1: 137–68. Ophir, Adi. “The Sciences of...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): iii–v.
Published: 01 May 2011
... tired categories of gender, custom, and the other do their work. When Dicle ended her life last October, so many people were stunned by the loss of so much—not the least of which the sheer pleasure of her company, of her...
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differences (1 December 1999) 11 (3): 57–75.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... Fuller’s intellect notwithstanding, ugliness once provided the very rationale for sexual intimacy or pleasure, a topic that Douglas banishes from her antebellum literary history. To recover this history, I want to explore the...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
... law (de León and Jackson). This same idiom is often promoted—by both campus activists and universities—as an erotic project where affirmative consent offers not merely a way to engage in legally compliant sex but an opportunity to enhance sexual pleasure. Rachel Bussel, for example, imagines...