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differences (2021) 32 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Bogdana Paskaleva At the core of this essay is an exploration of the notion of regime of relevance introduced by Galin Tihanov in his monograph The Birth and Death of Literary Theory (2019). On the one hand, the author traces the ramifications of Tihanov’s coinage and demonstrates possible arenas...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 48–93.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ariella Azoulay; Bonnie Honig Since Hannah Arendt wrote Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1964, her stance toward the Eichmann trial in Israel has been the subject of controversy. This essay considers why Arendt, in her reporting on the trial, seems to have insisted on a criterion of “relevance” in the face...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Miglena Nikolchina This essay examines the entanglement of Galin Tihanov’s three regimes of relevance of literature—literature as art, literature as high-minded social engagement, and literature as popular entertainment—in the encounter between a literary theoretician (Tzvetan Todorov...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
... for the consideration of sociotechnical problems, the argument is made that these resources might be productively placed in dialogue with existing digital methods and techniques through a reflection on media aesthetics. The article concludes by illustrating the relevance of this general framework with reference...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the division of semiotic labor between them as well as their interaction and interdependence. The theoretical project, relevant to cinema and related media more generally, argues for the need to attend to those processes and factors that enable the performativity of images to be either elaborated...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 150–168.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Maria Kalinova This essay focuses on the problem of translation, which Galin Tihanov regards as the afterlife of literary theory in his book The Birth and Death of Literary Theory: Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond (2019). According to Tihanov, it is exactly through translation...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of language, the author connects Tihanov’s notion of “regimes of relevance” with the concept of “regime” developed by Jacques Rancière. The intersection of these two theorizations of “regime” pinpoint the paradox at the heart of literary theory: the attempt to pose the question of artistic autonomy...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of mimesis might safeguard against some of the philosophical pitfalls within Chakrabarty’s formulation, and revisits Fanon for an explication of a theory of mimesis and difference that may be the grounds for a renewed understanding of historical difference. The essay makes a case for the relevance...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The essay introduces Li Xiaojiang and her early works from the 1980s and 1990s in three steps. First, it closely situates Li and her works in both the general historical context of China’s transformation from the socialist to the postsocialist era and the most relevant intellectual...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli This essay examines the relevance of the concept of biopower and its four seminal figures (the hysterical woman, the Malthusian couple, the masturbating child, and the perverse adult) to our understanding of current formations of late liberal power. Through the example...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 94–108.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Elizabeth Grosz This paper addresses the question of what a concept is and how concepts are relevant to the work of feminist politics. It argues, using the work of Deleuze and Guattari, that the creation of concepts is the production of an event that addresses the unpredictability of events...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for such a proliferation of various discourses? Why was it that Theory started as literary theory, and why not as sociology, history, ethnology, cultural anthropology, any of which would have been a logical choice, a relevant option from the viewpoint of what Theory later came to be? After all, these disciplines all came...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Miglena , ed. The Undead in Literary Theory . Spec. issue of differences 32 . 1 ( 2021 ). Paskaleva Bogdana . “ Regimes of Relevance: On Their Use for Literary Theory .” Nikolchina 30 – 53 . Spassova Kamelia . “ The Return to/of Theory .” Nikolchina 74 – 96 . Stoyanov...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 74–96.
Published: 01 May 2021
... can transport invisible intellectual forces. Tihanov refers to David Damrosch’s 1995 “Auerbach in Exile,” considered a point of departure for the third regime of relevance, that is, as marking the precise moment in which the neoliberal discourse of world literature started gaining power. This fact...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 224–249.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Mark Dooley and Michael Hughes. London: Routledge, 2001 . ———. “What Is a `Relevant' Translation?” Trans. Lawrence Venuti. Critical Inquiry 27.2 (Winter 2001 ): 174 -200. Konstan, David. “ Assuaging Rage: Remorse, Repentance, and Forgiveness .” Classical World Meeting. Classical...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., the translation of Aufheben has been a problem engendering heated discussions and con- troversies. Indeed, in a late text he presented at a translators’ conference, Derrida even turned these discussions and his own “relevant” translation...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., such as the one he is here unfolding that relates to his translation of Jacques Derrida’s essay “What Is a ‘Relevant’ Translation?” But such a commentary, he recognizes, will always risk sounding self-explanatory, self-justifying, and ultimately self-indulgent. And indeed, Venuti’s essay takes this risk...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
... . Nikolchina Miglena . “ Of Bugs and Masks: Regimes within Regimes .” Nikolchina 97 – 125 . Nikolchina Miglena , ed. The Undead of Literary Theory . Spec. issue of differences 32 . 1 ( 2021 ). Paskaleva Bogdana . “ Regimes of Relevance: On Their Use for Literary Theory...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 16–26.
Published: 01 December 2005
... for us [. . The relevant phrase in the French text reads: “et d’entendre sa voix résonner pour signifi er jusqu’à nous.” What gets lost in translation is the prepositional phrase jusqu which I am here fi nding difficult to translate...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2016
... they postdated Myths of Gender , they were not relevant for that book. But his work, and that of other scholars (like Joan Cadden’s Meanings of Sex Differences in the Middle Ages ) that critiqued him and offered greater nuance to the history of sex certainly influenced me. In Sexing the Body , for example...