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differences (2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... by Pierre Macheray . Trans. Stolze Ted . Ed. Montag Warren . London : Verso , 1988 . Menon Madhavi . Indifference to Difference . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2015 . Menon Madhavi . Unhistorical Shakespeare: Queer Theory in Shakespearean Literature and Film . New...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
... . Adamson, Jane, Richard Freadman, and David Parker. Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999 . Anonymous Queers. “Queers Read This: I Hate Straights.” The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics . Ed. Larry Gross...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 126–146.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Powers Debates (University Press of Kansas, 1992) and is currently completing a book entitled Who's Your Daddy? Constitutional Parody, Queer Theory, and Popular Culture . Bell, Derrick. And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice . New York: Basic, 1987 . ____. Faces...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): iii–xviii.
Published: 01 July 1991
... Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities An Introduction Ie essays that comprise this issue were generated in the context of a working conference on theorizing lesbian and gay sexualities that was held at the University of California, Santa Cruz in February 1990.1 The project of the conference...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Annamarie Jagose It is widely presumed in queer theory today that the political value of the field lies in its antinormative commitments. A historically framed attentiveness to the context in which antinormativity came to define the queer theoretical project, however, raises the possibility...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman; Elizabeth A. Wilson Can queer theory proceed without an allegiance to antinormativity? The introduction to this special issue establishes the value of this question by staging an encounter with the most widely held assumption in queer theory today: that the political value...
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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 (2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Penelope Deutscher A response to Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault and Are the Lips a Grave ?, this article considers Huffer’s critical reaction to characterizations of feminism as dominated by a more moral tenor repudiated by queer theory. Huffer argues that a stronger distinction should...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 194–208.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth A. Wilson It is now widely recognized that feminist and queer theories have been negligent or overly dismissive of biological data. This paper asks what has motivated this antibiological orientation: what conceptual and political gains has antibiologism conferred on our theoretical...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... by Lee Edelman. The author claims that it is through a deradicalizing (or rather depsychoanalyzing) of the negative that the idea of a queer archive loses its way. The implications of the negative on queer theory and politics are brought up through analysis of an art exhibition featuring internationally...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Sexuality and The Hermeneutics of the Subject . What lies unthought in these texts, this article contends, is something Foucault can only imply: a groundwork for a mode of audition that poses a moving counterweight to the ocular- and logocentric assumptions that often underwrite queer theory. Brown...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jackie Stacey This article puts the generic concept of “butch noir” in dialogue with queer theories of temporality. Reworking the 1980s performance category of dyke noir that was used to describe a particular style of lesbian experimental work, butch noir is defined by its “having-already-been-read...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to articulate an onto-ethics of singularity and correspondences, of nonrelatedness and unity, in a way that comes to inform his post-1980s work on queer theory and queer ethics. It is Bersani’s commitment to ontology that renders his work, despite its influence on a number of fields, something of an anomaly...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... queer theory but currently faces suspicion that the unseriousness with which it reads gender performance is implicitly transphobic. This article contends, however, that Jenner’s failure to convincingly appropriate the conventions of LGBT political seriousness sends up these conventions themselves...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jacques Khalip A response to Lee Edelman's essay “I'm Not There: The Absence of Theory,” this article explores the conceptual life of difference in queer theory and extends Edelman's formulations in the direction of post–de Manian aesthetics and theories of (un)becoming and identity shattering...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the narrative temporality that give form to grief as an impersonal affect in contrast to the sentimentality and interpersonal relationality through which the text is often read. The last part of the article advocates for a turn from the nonrelationality of the antisocial thesis in queer theory to a theory...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... institutions precipitated by that election revealed the surprising susceptibility of the dominant strains of critical and queer theory to cooptation by the far right and exposed the inadequacy of institutionalized rhetorics of trans affirmation, which generally comprise defenses of indeterminacy or gender...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with Jesmyn Ward’s 2011 novel Salvage the Bones , as a narrative modality that exposes the limits of queer antinormativity in contemporary queer and feminist theories. Given how black women’s sexuality serves as a resource for both premature death and surplus life, attention to its complex and contradictory...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
... successfully than heterosexual reproduction. In response, queer communities increasingly claim that homosexuality is immutable and essential, citing scientists’ theories of biological determinism to support the more colloquial notion that they are born gay. Many such theories, however, share the evolutionary...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... studies, intersectionality, and desubjectivation. The reflections are motivated by a desire to take seriously feminist theory’s antifoundationalist foundations in reapproaching the ethical rifts that have divided queer theorists from feminists. In place of a liberatory sexuality or a new materialist...