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differences (2010) 21 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Susan Bernstein “Bells and Spells” suggests that the feature of repetition, so often linked in a deprecating way with Gothic, is shared by Romanticism. The article explores the frequent apparition of repetition in typically “high” Romantic texts and shows how repetition tends to render impotent...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 19–43.
Published: 01 December 2017
... repetition as inevitable aspects of subversion and resignification. The transmedia reincarnation of epic in video games is thus revealed to testify both to the wounded projectivity of our epoch and to the political wagers of interactivity. 6 The term retardation with regard to Homer originates...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 142–172.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Amy Tang There is perhaps no single formal practice more closely associated with contemporary culture than the repetition of images, styles, and forms from the past, and nowhere have these practices been more contentiously debated than in the cultural production of racial subjects. This essay...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Joan Copjec This paper is the first part of a two-part attempt to distinguish that repetition that founds a behaviorist notion of habit from another, obscure mechanism of repetition. The argument moves from the discussion of an eleventh-century thought experiment, devised by the Muslim mystic...
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differences (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...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 93–105.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reads the Eichmann trial episode as one telling instance of a repetition pattern that spans Arendt’s intellectual life: Arendt thought and wrote provocatively, sometimes ruthlessly, exposing herself to condemnation and risk. This psychoanalytic reading opens up the possibility that by voicing her...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 98–134.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the concomitant pleasure (and violence) bound with the broader cultural repetition of blackness as itself a mimetic practice. © 2020 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2020 Bill Cosby black sexuality The Cosby Show mimesis mimicry pornography sitcom...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... when read in its immediate context of Master Humphrey’s Clock , a weekly periodical. The text’s repetition of stylistic elements, the composition and placement of woodcut images, and the enforced interruptions of the serial form introduce pauses, or moments of arrested time, into the movement...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions [and] everlasting uncertainty [that] distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones” ( Marx and Engels 227 ). Meanwhile, in his analysis of factory work, Benjamin implicitly opposes the repetitive character of industrial labor to the Heideggerian notion...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
...). Paradoxically, Freud claims that his argument is at once “so new” as to bear the necessity of repetition and nothing beyond what he had “put forward twenty-five years ago in Totem and Taboo ” ( Moses 104 , 53). As he himself points out, however, “every novelty must have its preliminaries and preconditions...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 92–128.
Published: 01 April 1993
..., although it might be argued that serial killing represents less the replacement of such stories of male repetitive violence than their continuation by other means. But "accounting for" this style of addictive violence, and its fascinations, is another story. And in fact such accounts, on both professional...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
... abstract, theoreti- cal level, the retold story as revenant simply serves as a reminder of a general principle about the production of signification itself, namely the sedimentation of meaning that occurs as a result of repetition...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 101–126.
Published: 01 July 1996
..., in the contemporary African-American novel, especially so long after the empirical event itself?" (144). In referring to repetition compulsion, the name given to a psychic and behavioral phenomenon that is seemingly senseless and potentially destructive, McDowell implicitly evokes the theory of trauma. She suggests...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 34–62.
Published: 01 December 2019
... as a narrative of violent othering: we want to obliterate Muslims. I begin my account of 2002 with some of this historical background. I engage widely accepted explanations for the periodic occurrences of communal violence in South Asia and show that they register the psychosexual aspects of this repetition...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 6–19.
Published: 01 May 2006
... this, on the culture industry writ large. Boredom, repetition, the prosthetic accumulation of body parts, the uncanny production of simulacra, the magical procession of automata, the hallucinatory murmur of the assembly line: all these take...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 July 1996
... . “ The Shlemiel and the Shlep: A Psychoanalytic Note on Two Masochistic Styles .” Modern Psychoanalysis 9 . 2 ( 1984 ): 179 – 89 . Deleuze Giles . Différence et repetition . Paris : Presses universitaire de France , 1969 . Deleuze Giles . Difference and Repetition . Trans. Patton...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... basic sense, denotes “palpability itself” (24), but as a concept it exceeds these sensual parameters and functions as a means to theorize issues such as temporal flow, repetition, duration, and cessation and their social impli...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 1993
... to the same thing, one of the most "apocalyptic" in its most essential and "interior" history - that is, AIDS. But we will no doubt have to come back to this A: Then do you link this modernity to mass production? to repetition? Do we rediscover here a questioning of writing, of the pharmakon? JD: I have...
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differences (2006) 17 (2): 64–95.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., which can no longer, strictly speaking, be called representation, for the “re” of re-presentation does not signify the repetition of an original presence, but the repetition of a presence that is always already modified by a past...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 195–204.
Published: 01 December 2006
... governs every such change of form is a pure repetition-compulsion. Seen from such a perspective, metaphor’s response to the claims advanced by narratives of historical difference might well take the form of a world-weary sigh...