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differences (2020) 31 (2): 30–57.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in Vivier’s works is also marked by his sexuality, or, more precisely, by its spectral repercussions. In his posthumously published seminar La vie la mort (originally delivered in 1975–76), Jacques Derrida characterizes Freud’s description (in Beyond the Pleasure Principle ) of his grandson’s fort/da...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 1–8.
Published: 01 December 2012
... untimely interferences. Spectrology, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is the “study or science of specters” and “the scientific study of spectra.” A spectral pattern appears as a result of diffraction that disperses light...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2005
... to haunt the survival of these words, their überleben. Are we hearing from Derrida again, does he still live, or is this what is left of him in the words we read and speak? A certain haunting or spectrality is induced through...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 59–89.
Published: 01 December 2008
...,” that is, they incorporate its death as a subjective and differential principle of return or haunting. Spectrality in the novel is the register of what Derrida calls a being other “as though from an exteriority that works and resists inside...
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differences (1992) 4 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 1992
... describe in Crack Wars as the "trash bodies," dejected and wasted - and this is why, when you're on television, as its spectral subject on either side of the screen, you've been trashed, even if watching television is only a metonymy of being wasted in the form, for instance, of "wasting time...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 125–162.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Agamben has called t he Nomos of modernity—the concentration camp and its spectral echoes in Europe and the Balkans. Martin Heidegger’s critique of technology will prov ide t he basis on which to address and develop...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 128–165.
Published: 01 December 2001
... was an object of desire and women who, in certain discursive contexts, could not distinguish themselves or be distinguished from her.17 Thus it is that in Tennyson’s poem, her spectral appearance alone is enough to communicate a taint...
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differences (1996) 8 (1): 132–151.
Published: 01 April 1996
... the homosexual's body, the black body in ",Jum!" is spectral, undefinable, unformed, and its borders must be delimited and shored up by what Judith Butler (135-36) has called the compulsive performance of the prohibition, of the Law: -iQue se pone carbon en las cejas! -iQue es mariquitajiestera! -iQue los negros...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 41–51.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Rights in the Current Global Conjuncture (Harvard University Press, 2006) and Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (Columbia University Press, 2003...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the status of subject, whose lives are lived in a spectral realm outside the space of appearance of the subject. Within this, norms constrain what life is possible and make those unlivable lives susceptible to violent attack. However...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., d i f f e r e n c e s 119 colonial life carries a spectral quality to it both for the modernists he perceives and, indeed, for the modernist he...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 29–47.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of amortization gives way to a perennial servicing of rolled-over debt, the race toward the end ceases to be the primary narrative trope. Instead lurks a sense of time as both always already and forever, and space as an infinitely interwoven surface: a new chronotope, a spacetime of spectrality and reversibility...
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differences (2003) 14 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Press, 1998) and of Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (forthcoming with Routledge, 2003). This article is drawn from his forthcoming book, Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (Columbia University Press, 2003). He...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
... spectralization of place itself. In a telling moment, the father/man makes a phone call to his father’s house from the remains of a roadside gas station: “The pumps standing with their hoses oddly still in place. The windows intact. The door...
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differences (1991) 3 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 April 1991
... ofWisconsin Law School. Madison, Apr. 1990. Sprengnether, Madelon. The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1990. Stanton, Domna. "Difference on Trial: a Critique of the Maternal Metaphor in Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva." Miller 157-82. Waugh, Patricia. Feminine Fictions...
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differences (2007) 18 (2): 157–179.
Published: 01 September 2007
... by the other (we are utterly vul- nerable, to the point of annihilation). These spectral limits of sovereignty are haunted by lives that are unable to die because they have never been allowed to live and by a violence that ever fails...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 63–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of subaltern in reference to Bhuvaneswari. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan argues that Bhuvaneswari’s suicide is precisely what pro- duces her subalterneity, her spectral place at the margins of memory; her death provides the condition...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to rethink the boundaries between “idealism” and “material- ism” and between “past” and “future.” The “virtual space of spectrality” does away with forms of objectivity that separate the real from the unreal, the actual from the inactual...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 1–46.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in contemporary work aiming for what Spivak has described as “the agential grasping of the spectral [entity]” that consti- tutes patriarchy-capitalism (9). And as we shall see, this notion of “bad timing” returns us to the question...
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differences (2002) 13 (1): 14–44.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., and we might well ask what happens to sexuality when it runs through this particular circuit of fantasy: is it alleviated of its guilt, its deviance, its discontinuity, its aso- ciality, its spectrality? And if it is alleviated of all...