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differences (2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and in the sense of being “aberrant” in the (unsubstantiated) accusation of child abuse. Yet, as I will demonstrate in this essay, the couple’s performances have also articulated queer sexualities. Queer of color critique has highlighted how black families have long been deemed dysfunctional based...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2018
... such as the blockbuster film Black Panther. © 2018 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2018 Katherine Franke marriage equality Black Panther queer coupling In the opening pages of the introduction to Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality , Katherine Franke...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 119–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
...? This sort of queer corporeal (w)holism, or a kind of quantum borderline disordering I myself have begun to entertain, is in part inspired by this synchretic Hufferism I am reading into and out of Lynne’s work that is itself populated with and animated by, as you might recall, all sorts of queer couplings...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
...) and the Malthusian couple (heteronormativity), for example, whether pro or con. Symptomatic of the loss of relevance of these figures is a shift away from queer theory by a host of critical thinkers in queer theory. The conversation they are creating does not yet have a precise name. It still spills across various...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
... As a result, we find straight couples defined by strong queer desires (Eve Sedgwick’s important and enduring point), and queer couples enacting forms of transformed or transposed heterosexuality. Our vocabularies tend to falter here...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
... be categorically atheists or nonbelievers. Once again making a connection to the experiences of religious queer subjects in the West, Karim noted that it was an ongoing struggle for a great many people, including those in Iran. When I saw the couple come out of the second interview, Sahand was ecstatic. Jumping up...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 144–149.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Claire Colebrook The opposite of happiness is not unhappiness but disindividuation. Bersani’s reading of Freud and his identification of sexuality at odds with the happiness of liberal society also provides a nascent account of neoliberalism’s capture of queer sex. Cmc30@psu.edu © 2023...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... opposite-sex couples with impunity; but one could be forgiven for thinking that gay and lesbian subjects were dominant across Europe, unless queering their own national attachments. 18 Furthermore, the sprinting away from the proper object of sexuality as fast as one can—for dear, transgressive...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 283–293.
Published: 01 May 2023
... is almost everything—but the nearly uniform spectacle of blue water and sky. — Forms of Being 68–69 Toward the end of “Forming Couples,” the first chapter in Forms of Being , Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit offer an extraordinary reading of the closing shot of Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris ( Contempt...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 98–120.
Published: 01 September 2001
... –88. Berlant, Lauren, and Michael Warner. “Sex in Public.” Critical Inquiry 24.2 ( 1998 ): 547 –66. ———. “What Does Queer Theory Tell Us About X?” pmla 110.3 ( 1995 ): 343 –49. Bersani, Leo. Homos . Cambridge, Mass.:Harvard UP, 1995 . Boym, Svetlana. “On Diasporic Intimacy: Ilya...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 84–108.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in Disorganization and Sex , asserting that “human sexuality is unnatural, meaning it goes beyond the program that can define life” (xi). Similarly, Edelman, returning to the catachresis that queerness, in No Future , names by naming the impossibility of identity as such, foregrounds in Bad Education the “primal...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and persuasions. The joke engages not only queer feminist theory, but also philosophy, even if it forces the philosophical canon into some strange couplings: Lyotard with cunnilingus, Rancière with anal sex, Derrida with Proust’s sodomites, and, of course, Irigaray with Bersani, lips with rectum, so-called...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 36–63.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Ashley T. Shelden Staging a queer methodological provocation, this essay brings together Julia Kristeva’s abject and Michel Foucault’s genealogy, formulating the concept of “abject genealogy.” By doing so, it argues for pursuing combinations—of ideas, individuals, language, and methodologies...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of Bersani’s famous essay “Is the Rectum a Grave?,” Homos , the no less polemical book that follows it, also theorizes another position: coitus a tergo , the approach to what is behind from behind. Through a reading of Genet’s wartime erotic novel Funeral Rites , which is replete with a tergo couplings...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., Miwon Kwon, Ulrike Müller, Mignon Nixon, and Senam Okudzeto. “Feminist Time: A Conversation.” Grey Room 31 (Spring 2008 ): 32 -67. Foster, Hal. “The abcs of Contemporary Design.” October 100 (Spring 2002 ): 191 -99. Freeman, Elizabeth. Introduction. Queer Temporalities . Spec. issue...
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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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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . Gilda . Dir. Charles Vidor . Columbia Pictures , 1946 . Jack Halberstam J. . In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives . New York : New York up , 2005 . Harris Geraldine . “ Double Acts, Theatrical Couples, and Split Britches Double Agency .” New Theatre...
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 25–52.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Michael Dango A queer renovation of “rape” requires beginning not with actors, but with acts, which brings into view the central role of the state as a perpetrator of sexual violence. Radical feminists moved the “paradigmatic scene” of rape from the stranger in the alley to the acquaintance...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 1991
... knew to describe my desire and my feelings was "queer" - a painful term hurled as an insult against developing adolescents who were, somehow, found to be unable to ante up in the heterosexist economy of sexual and emotional trade. "Queer" was the site in the discourse at which I felt both immediate...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 235–243.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of homosexuality as betraying the seriousness of statements. By examining how the latter betrayal gets enacted in the betrayal his sentences perform, it identifies the tension in Bersani’s work between an explicit resistance to the “de-gaying” he associates with queer theory and the “de-gaying” impulse of his own...