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differences (2023) 34 (1): 228–234.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Joseph Litvak Leo Bersani was an enormously seductive critic, and he frequently wrote about seductiveness, beginning with his first book, Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and Art . This essay focuses on a passage in that book where Bersani discusses Proust’s character, the Baron de Charlus...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... value and on the critical analysis of diverse representations of the honor crime in Germany, Sweden, Palestine, Turkey, Jordan, and elsewhere, the author explores how the seductive power of the honor crime, mixing sexual titillation and moral horror, and its truly polymorphous interpretive capacity have...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 150–168.
Published: 01 May 2021
... as it relates to the discourse of the other in its specific dimensions. © 2021 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2021 exotopy radical otherness seduction theory semi-translation translation theory world literature This paper addresses the discourse...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... identification or libidinal cathexes but by foregrounding the experience of the desiring subject. It takes as its point of departure Jacques Lacan's definition of anxiety as “the affect that responds to the desire of the Other.” If love is about the strategies of seduction that sustain the imaginary coherence...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Fischel This essay argues that the “consenting adult,” while politically seductive and exonerative, is ultimately a perverted figure for progressive sexual politics. Valorized, the “consenting adult” generates a moralized portraiture of good and bad sexual personae rather than propelling...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 191–199.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Tom Holert Aiming at rendering “somewhat irrelevant” the “question of sadism” in the critique of film’s “seductive epistemological promise,” Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit argued for a “participation in the film” that is “at once self-reflexive and self-shattering.” Such participation may bring...
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differences (1999) 11 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 December 1999
...: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life . Berkeley: U of California P, 1992 . Barnes, Elizabeth. States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel . New York: Columbia UP, 1997 . Bell, Millicent, ed. Nathaniel Hawthorne:Novels . New York: The Library...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 150–178.
Published: 01 May 1999
... . ———. “Confusion of Tongues between Adults and the Child.” The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Hypothesis in Psychoanalysis by J. M. Masson. London: Penguin, 1984 . 291 –303. ———. “Psychogenic Anomalies of Voice Production.” Further Contributions to the Theory and Technique of Psycho...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 122–160.
Published: 01 September 2021
... their analysis on questions of assailant motive and accuser credibility. As Ellen Rooney puts it, they “inevitably [ . . . ] engage the problem of sexuality in the form of the opposition between seduction and rape” (1270). Indeed, a large number of literary critical readings of paradigmatic rape texts actually...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 110–140.
Published: 01 December 2022
... . Works Cited Ahbel-Rappe Karin . “ ‘I No Longer Believe’: Did Freud Abandon the Seduction Theory? ” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 54 . 1 ( 2006 ): 171 – 99 . Ahmed Sara . Complaint! Durham : Duke UP , 2021 . Appel P. “ The New York State...
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differences (2003) 14 (3): 34–56.
Published: 01 December 2003
... . Saint-Amand, Pierre. The Libertine's Progress: Seduction in the Eighteenth-Century French Novel . Trans. Jennifer Curtiss Gage. Hanover: up of New England, 1994 . Schor, Naomi. Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine . New York: Methuen, 1987 . Sheriff, Mary. Fragonard: Art...
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differences (1999) 11 (3): i–xii.
Published: 01 December 1999
... of seduction—many of which were printed (or re- printed) in American periodicals—embarks upon such a reconsideration differences vii of the meanings of “masculine...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 198–219.
Published: 01 December 2022
... suffering. Here, the address to the analyst is invariably caught up in the seduction fantasy that allows the ego to repress the unconscious, as well as the fragmented body of the drives, by identifying with the object in the mirror and the “armor of an alienating identity” ( Écrits 78 ) that it provides...
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differences (1993) 5 (2): 62–91.
Published: 01 July 1993
... fferences 67 the dangerously seductive effects of pornographic material - in gendered terms. Medical men used the seduction of men by "loose" women to figure the specter of cultural dissolution, and in so doing established a powerful symbolic association between degeneracy, sexuality, femininity...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 14–35.
Published: 01 April 1997
... their predecessors, the ancient Sirens of classical mythologyhalf-human, half-bird beings who lived on an island to which they enticed sailors with their seductive singing.2 Those sailors who succumbed to the Sirens' song immediately died. As a result, the island was covered with piles of white bones, the remains...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 92–118.
Published: 01 May 2022
... (both in the act of sex and in the rituals of seduction) in the limited stage of childhood when such a role was considered culturally appropriate and acceptable. An event outside of the male subject (within pederastic culture, one could identify this at the onset of puberty) constrains him to redirect...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 35–43.
Published: 01 May 2023
... it with a pleasure at once less intense and more seductive” ( Forms 127 ). We can shift from the deadly serious sex(uality) to “the levity of imaginary being” (67). While the human subject is initiated in masochistic intensities, our condition is also one of a “radical frivolity” ( “Merde” 29 ): we are easily...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 95–103.
Published: 01 May 2023
... “the nonthreatening margin of, or supplement to, a seductive sameness” (150), “accidents of personality” ( Bersani and Phillips 82 ) that may be overlooked by a narcissistic gaze that has no need for knowledge of the other. Promising a form of relationality in which difference does not contain an excess...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., Romanticism . Stanford: Stanford up, 2003 . Ricco, John Paul. The Logic of the Lure . Chicago: u of Chicago p, 2002 . Rooney, Ellen. “Form and Contentment.” mlq (Mar. 2000 ): 17 -40. ——— Seductive Reasoning: Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory . Ithaca: Cornell up...
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differences (2002) 13 (1): 128–156.
Published: 01 May 2002
...ELLEN ROONEY 2002 ellen rooney is Associate Professor of Modern Culture and Media and English at Brown University. She is the author of Seductive Reasoning:Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory (Cornell University Press, 1989) and is currently at work on a book...