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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. 26 I have omitted the word male here. In this sentence, Edelman describes the bodies of gay men in particular, though I see no convincing reason why his observations cannot be applied across the broader...
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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
... or spectrality is induced through this equivocation, and this equivocation, he tells us, is structural, even originary. We expect survival to come later, as a concept that follows a life, as a predicament we face upon the death of the author...
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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
... (Harvard University Press, 2006) and Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation (Columbia University Press, 2003) and the coeditor of Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson (Routledge, 2003) and Cosmopolitics:Thinking and Feeling...
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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 (2023) 34 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 May 2023
... nearly a half hour of spectral droning, we’re drawn into a sonic world that immobilizes us and gives us precious little to hang on. Nor are we given much acoustic space in which to move. We instead are subsumed within the sound and dissolve into its resonant plenitude. But this masterpiece of Bersanian...
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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 (2023) 34 (3): 129–149.
Published: 01 December 2023
... resignification in order to interrogate the hierarchies, injustices, and foreclosures upon which the dominant regime of grievability is sustained. In embodying the spectral potentiality of displaced memory, they performatively bring forth an alternative public, however suffused with friction and precariousness...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 60–68.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and ask: what would it take to have enormous faith in such a statement? What Bersani and Dutoit are forcing us toward is, paradoxically, no discernible “place” at all; rather, they suggest a kind of antechamber of thinking where thoughts spectrally arise and are aborted. We are seemingly subject...
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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 (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...