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differences (2021) 32 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Enyo Stoyanov This article highlights how the premises of the radical historicism of Galin Tihanov’s book The Birth and Death of Literary Theory (2019) are conditioned by developments within literary theory itself. For Tihanov, changes in literature’s perceived usefulness undermine the dominance...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Tihanov’s definition of literary theory. In “Literary Theory as Radical Historicism?” Enyo Stoyanov explores the overlap between Tihanov’s “regime of relevance” and Jacques Rancière’s broader conceptualization of regime, with its insistence on the paradox of the “aesthetic regime”: the reflexive turn toward...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 98–122.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of such melancholic historicism. To fix sexuality primarily within such an arbitrary arsenal of loss (while politically exigent) is to refuse alternative histories of emergence. At its most ambitious, my essay ruminates instead on more imaginative histories of sexuality, full of intrepid archives and acts...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... For the historian of intellectual formations, radical historicity is the only credible approach; I would even submit that our understanding of literary theory has been greatly skewed and impoverished by our reluctance to historicize it. The temptation to think of it as a timeless procedure rather than a form...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 74–96.
Published: 01 May 2021
... . Sabitie i primer u Platon i Aristotel [Event and Example in Plato and Aristotle] . Sofia : Literaturen vestnik , 2012 . Stoyanov Enyo . “ Literary Theory as Radical Historicism? ” Nikolchina 54 – 73 . Tenev Darin . “ The Den of Theoretical Monsters .” Nikolchina 7 – 29...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
... . “ The Return of/to Theory .” Nikolchina 74 – 96 . Stoyanov Enyo . “ Literary Theory as Radical Historicism? ” Nikolchina 54 – 73 . Tenev Darin . “ The Den of Theoretical Monsters .” Nikolchina 7 – 29 Tihanov Galin . “ Beyond ‘Minor Literatures’: Reflections on World...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of historicity, historical methodology and, foremost, fantasy. Does the “scholar’s archive,” as defined by Ann Cvetkovich, even exist? Is there really such an unambiguous difference between the historian’s view on the traditional archive, filled with bureaucratic waste, and the allegedly radical archive...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 267–275.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Forest Pyle A radical identification predicated on unlikeness: this is how Leo Bersani understands the singular mode of desiring that Emily Brontë invents in her incomparable novel. With Catherine and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights offers new “forms of being,” untethered to the world (of society...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., enables us to see the démodé as a mechanism that makes possible the radical dispossession of time. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2010 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 93–108.
Published: 01 September 2013
... : Beijing UP , 2007 . 45 . Guangwei Cheng ( 程光炜 ). “How Should We Sort Out History?” 《我们如何整理历史》 . The Historicization of Contemporary Literature 《当代文学的“历史化”》 . Beijing : Beijing UP , 2011 . 20 – 40 . Jinhua Dai ( 戴锦华 ). “Between Two Dilemmas, or, A Chance to Break Out” 《两难之间或突围...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 63–102.
Published: 01 May 2005
... by materialist or “historical” models of criticism in which the text is viewed as a homologue of ideological, nationalist, ethnological, or otherwise political interests? Is such a “historicizing” or “sociological” reading nec- essarily more...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Chakrabary aims to bracket this immanence of the structural contradic- tion that is at the same time a historical contradiction when he abstracts a radical ambiguity from Marx’s claim that “ ‘remnants’ of ‘vanished social formations...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
...,” examining its accounts of description and “minimal critical agency” and its skepticism concerning radical freedom and the interpretative heroics of literary analysis from the point of view of Althusser's radically different account of reading as a “guilty” practice, one marked by productivity...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., then, from a perspective that attempts to think, simultaneously, the before and after of its own reading. This, I argue, is a process of deep historicization. It begins by historicizing its own temporal positionality...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 195–204.
Published: 01 December 2006
...) fall in love before France capitulates to Germany and circumstances force the two to part. The song then assumes a radically different resonance for each of them. Rick, who believes that Ilsa betrayed him on the day the Nazis...
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differences (2002) 13 (2): 1–34.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... “A Feminist Historian Looks at the New Historicism: What's So Historical about It?” Jones and Travitsky 139 –47. Irwin, Margaret. Young Bess . London: Chatto& Windus, 1944. London: Pan Books, 1968 . Jankowski, Theadora A. Pure Resistance: Queer Virginity in Early Modern Drama . Philadelphia: U...
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differences (1996) 8 (1): 57–93.
Published: 01 April 1996
... Trends in McTeague Scholarship .” Frank Norris Studies 13 ( 1992 ): 1 – 5 . Dillingham William . Frank Norris: Instinct and Art . Lincoln : Nebraska UP , 1969 . Dimock Wai-chee . “ Feminism, New Historicism, and the Reader .” American Literature 63 ( 1991 ): 601 – 22...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 May 2010
... differences marks the inescapable turning away from the absence, the difference from identity, the insistence of exclusion as such that difference tries to address. Arguing in this way against certain versions of historicism and multiculturalism, the author refers back to the moment when the journal...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 92–128.
Published: 01 April 1993
... such accounts, on both professional and popular fronts, have in effect dramatized rather than specified such fascinations, hence functioning, in effect, as something of an antidote to registering their most radical cultural implications. Which is perhaps one indication of the extraordinary complex of concerns...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that disaggregate and reconstitute the larger historical units previously taken as authoritative, such as the so-called microhistory, cultural studies, or the new and newer historicisms. In microhistory, for example, the period...