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differences (1 December 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 the...
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differences (1 September 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 (1 December 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. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 of...
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differences (1 December 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 of the...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 December 2014
... “revolutionising of production, 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...
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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
... signification itself, namely the sedimentation of meaning that occurs as a result of repetition. But the ghost of Colette also points to a more important principle of language whose consequences are not at all abstract: namely, that...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 6–19.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the interstices of the Passagen-Werk—he might have come up with a rather different take on fetishism, mechanical reproduction, surrealism, and indeed, beyond this, on the culture industry writ large. Boredom, repetition, the...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... unbound , having no object or aim and thus no limit (including death itself)—whence the interminable character of repetition compulsion and the unlimited return of trauma. Against the energetic metaphor that is so often used to describe it, however, Freud reminds us that the death drive has no materiality...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... flow, repetition, duration, and cessation and their social impli- cations. I turn first to Henri Lefebvre’s attempts to mobilize rhythm as a means to critique what he considers the compromised status of visuality. His account of...
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differences (1 December 2005) 16 (3): v–vii.
Published: 01 December 2005
... are gifts which only call upon repetition and not reproduction. To receive a gift, in the Nietzschean sense, is to say “I want it to begin again,” that it happens again, not that it reproduces. (156...
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differences (1 December 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, as...
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differences (1 September 2006) 17 (2): 64–95.
Published: 01 September 2006
... signify the repetition of an original presence, but the repetition of a presence that is always already modified by a past-present and a future-present. The attempt to signify presence must take place in time and inscribe the...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
... interior but also the “stimuli” of historical events, including wars, that traumatize the psychic mechanism and cause it to stutter and repeat compulsively and in a direction that seeks to move toward, or back to, conditions of nonlife. Those forms of compulsive repetition, as we know from Beyond the...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 1.
Published: 01 December 2003
... interest is not, of course, a matter of returning to the past, but rather a question of repetition with a difference, a displacement, a doubling back or reading backwards. To a certain kind of historical imagination, the detail is...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 143–160.
Published: 01 December 2002
... the double “I read it”s cancel out a reading or whether he is citing the rhythm and cadence of the idiot boy, who speaks by repetition, thus splitting the two instances of “I read it,” saying...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., the “energetics” (123) between sender and receiver, text and reader, and letters both epistolary and alphabetical.5 The back-and-forth traffi c of love letters ensures a certain repetition she deems imperative to the survival...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 179–193.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Ubaldo Fadini, Antonio Negri, and Charles T. Wolfe. Rome: Manifestolibri, 2001 . 133 -39. Deleuze, Gilles. Difference and Repetition . Trans. Paul Patton. New York: Columbia up, 1994 . ———. “On Gilbert Simondon.” Desert Islands and Other Texts, 1953–1974 . Ed. David Lapoujade. Trans. Michael...