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differences (2010) 21 (2): 109–141.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Sanjiv. Introduction. Southey, Curse ix -xxix. Rzepka, Charles J. Sacramental Commodities: Gift, Text, and the Sublime in De Quincey . Amherst: u of Massachusetts p, 1995 . Said, Edward. Orientalism . New York: Vintage, 1978 . Southey, Robert. The Curse of Kehama . 1810. Vol. 4...
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Published: 01 December 2014
Figures 1 and 2 Front cover and title page of Rajaram Rangoji Paigankar’s Mee Kon , Vol. 2 (1971) . A signed copy of the text is archived at the Gomantak Maratha Samaj, Mumbai, India. Credit: Courtesy of the Samaj. More
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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 (2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Sonali Perera According to a corpus of representative texts and standard minimal Marxist definitions, the “proletariat” of proletarian literature is, by definition, revolutionary, and by implication, male; this is the specific subset of the working class entrusted with the historic mission...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mikko Tuhkanen “Homomonadology” outlines the emergence and elaboration of Leo Bersani’s onto-ethics/aesthetics over the past half a century, focusing particularly on his interest in the shared references to Leibnizian metaphysics in twentieth-century philosophical and literary texts. The essay...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Nell Wasserstrom Through a close reading of Freud’s last major work, Moses and Monotheism (1939), this article considers the socio-political and literary stakes of a central element of Freud’s oeuvre, which reaches its fullest elaboration in the Moses text: belatedness. Belatedness, or deferred...
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differences (2014) 25 (3): 14–58.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., Hegel does not translate a canonical text from the Western tradition, but rather strives to translate a theological-philosophical language that does not yet exist. In this orientation toward a language that is not yet, his first major philosophical work—and translation project—is oracular in ways...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... into gender identity, the paper considers what it would look like to conceptualize transgender subjectivity as an expression of the logic of sexual difference, ultimately suggesting there may be a way of reading transgenderism as a ``feminine'' phenomenon. The paper responds to two texts also invested...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 136–164.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Joshua Kates This essay returns to part 2, chapter 4 of Louis Althusser and Étienne Balibar’s landmark text Reading Capital to interrogate some of the historiographical concepts upon which literary studies continues to rely, especially that of the period. Althusser’s profound critique of the period...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 58–85.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Vered Lev Kenaan What does it mean to have a feminine voice in a literary world dominated by male authors? What would it mean for the contemporary reader of ancient and medieval texts to be responsive to the distinctiveness of the feminine voice? This article addresses these questions by focusing...
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differences (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...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2019
... programs. While linked, these deployments of trigger warnings occur in different contexts with different ramifications (for understandings of “content” and of “trauma”; for conventions or transformations of texts and publics; for compliance or resistance to neoliberal, corporate formations). By reading fan...
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differences (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...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for its further application; on the other, the essay researches the origins of the notion in Michel Foucault’s formulation of regime of truth. After a brief account of the Bulgarian reception of Foucault’s work, the text turns to Foucault’s early monograph The Order of Things (1966) to explore the paths...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
... pragmatic enmeshments and instability. The author then turns to reflect on the reasons for the current resistance to theory, emphasizing the significant role migration has recently played, as part of a wider constellation of factors, in this process. The text concludes with an examination of (literary...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 69–93.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Sara-Maria Sorentino Recent texts in the historiography of slavery have focused on slave-owning women in an attempt to overturn the paradigm of the benevolent mistress. While “benevolence” has silenced and exceptionalized mistresses’ violence, newer interpretations draw from slave testimony...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 90–125.
Published: 01 December 2008
...C. Heike Schotten This article examines the scholarly preoccupation with the hypothesis that Nietzsche was gay by offering a reading of Nietzsche's texts as autobiographical that puts them in conversation with Euripides's drama The Bacchae . Drawing a number of parallels between Nietzsche, self...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 126–138.
Published: 01 December 2008
... thought on sexuality and that of one of her interlocutors in the text, Judith Butler. © 2008 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2008 mary beth mader is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. She is the author of Sleights...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the metaphysics of potentials and tendencies that she attributes to Irigaray impedes social change by inevitably reinstalling the actual as the horizon of possibility. Irigaray's strategy of reading texts and cultures for their constitutive exclusions offers a solution to this problem. © 2008 by Brown...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Sexuality and The Hermeneutics of the Subject . What lies unthought in these texts, this article contends, is something Foucault can only imply: a groundwork for a mode of audition that poses a moving counterweight to the ocular- and logocentric assumptions that often underwrite queer theory. Brown...