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differences (2023) 34 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Elizabeth Freeman Talia Schaffer has noted that care work needn’t be joined with the feeling of care. This article extends this insight to explore medical kink (“sadomedicine”) as a form of distantiated yet attuned care work that resituates the literary debates on symptomatic versus surface reading...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Ellen Rooney This article returns to the question “what is it to read?” through two texts: Louis Althusser's Reading Capital (1965) and The Way We Read Now , a special issue of Representations (2009). Rooney analyzes the issue's introduction, Sharon Marcus's and Stephen Best's “Surface Reading...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Chase Gregory Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama (2012) presents an interesting challenge to literary critics: as an object that extensively theorizes itself, it leaves little room for interpretation beyond its surface-level claims. This article reads against the grain...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 94–121.
Published: 01 September 2021
... be promised for promises to be. Thus, what on the surface seems mutually exclusive turns out essentially entangled: promising premised on oblivion. In a coda invoking Heidegger and Blanchot, the structure of language itself is revealed to be promissory—and, as such, forgetful. As often with Blanchot...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 9–41.
Published: 01 December 2012
... marine organisms have evolved to embody hyperbolic geometry; it affords them a maximum surface area with which to filter feed in a minimal volume. This essay asks, What is the place of biology—and specifically of biological theory—in the HCCR? After describing the Reef’s origins in geometrical modeling...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in contemporary critical theory suggests that such an alternative motor for history is beginning to surface there as well. Puzzled by the relative speed with which certain variations achieved success in establishing themselves, early twentieth-century biologist R. A. Fisher formulated an explanation...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 28–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the wall-screen, a noninformation surface that displays itself to enable spatial enclosure. As a self-displaying system, the positioning of ping not only signifies sociopolitical demarcation but is also bound up with the spectacular display and performance of the imperial sovereign. This meaning of ping...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Augustine Jean-Jacques Rousseau Gustave Flaubert Maurice Blanchot silent reading surface reading The invitation to write for this issue inspired by Naomi Schor and her fierce defense of what she...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 95–122.
Published: 01 December 2004
... its surface and, consequently, that human beings are not always easily divisible into male or female. It is the science of anatomy upon which Freud is most reliant here, and even more particularly, the anatomy of genital...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 153–177.
Published: 01 September 2016
... . Berger Anne Emmanuelle . The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender . Trans. Porter Catherine . New York : Fordham UP , 2014 . Best Stephen Marcus Sharon . “ Surface Reading: An Introduction .” The Way We Read Now . Spec. issue...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 259–266.
Published: 01 May 2023
... intimate and uncanny power to shock no matter how often one has gazed at it. Portraying the Gorgon at the very moment Perseus decapitates her, it presents a portrait not of her, but of her image in the mirror of the hero’s shield, gazing out at us from its convex reflective surface as her own gaze turns...
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differences (2005) 16 (1): 24–62.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of Benjamin’s theory of the optical unconscious, the “opening up” of hereto- fore unseen surfaces and movements by the intervention of new imaging technologies (31–32). For the Benjamin of the artwork essay, visual moder- nity is signaled...
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differences (1999) 11 (1): 38–67.
Published: 01 May 1999
... making began to surface in Europe and parchment started to fade as a medium of writing. Such a parallel to the situation today in an age of electronic media can be detected in the account of d – i – f – f – e – r – e – n – c...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... disparities between these two worlds, and as I have suggested, it does so through mutual surfaces of shabbiness, the persistence of forgotten things, and frustrated attempts at disposal. In its attention to these instances of “unproductive circulation,” the film erodes the distinction between underworld...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 17–36.
Published: 01 May 2017
... reflections have in view: the ways a literally material surface permits, or heavily influences, the style and then how that style profoundly inflects or dictates the meaning. Mainly I’ll be referring to the “lapidary” as that which is cut in stone, where its habitual use is in lettering. That the lapidary...
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differences (2006) 17 (2): 96–112.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to the shaping press of the world that is its context, but that there exists beneath this outer surface an inner core of the embodied self that is immune to these pressures. An account of gender and race that understands “surface...
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differences (1996) 8 (2): 68–100.
Published: 01 July 1996
... . Atwood Margaret . The Handmaid's Tale . 1985 . New York : Fawcett Crest-Ballantine , 1987 . Atwood Margaret . Lady Oracle . 1976 . New York : Fawcett Crest-Ballantine , 1987 . Atwood Margaret . Surfacing . 1972 . New York : Fawcett Crest-Ballantine , 1987...
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differences (1992) 4 (2): 45–71.
Published: 01 July 1992
...Drucilla Cornell What Takes Place in the Dark D RUCILLA CORNELL Imagining difference (which of course does not mean making it up, but making it evident) remains a science of which we all have need. (Geertz 120) The problems of life are insoluble on the surface and can only be solved in depth...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 134–172.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., such as a centaur, that does not exist in reality and hence cannot be evoked in the mind as a previously experienced sensation: such a mythical creature appears for Lucretius as a result of two “surface films from a horse and a man accidentally com[ing] into contact” and easily fusing together “due to the delicacy...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 September 1999
... the viewer, the diamond of the rayfish has been slashed open. In place of its smooth, pale, bilaterally symmetrical ventral surface, we are shown gaping hollows and ungainly, blood-tinged internal structures. It is as if a curtain has been yanked...