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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 109–141.
Published: 01 September 2010
... . Roberts, Daniel 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...
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differences (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 May 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 of...
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differences (1 December 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 (1 December 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 of the...
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differences (1 December 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 that...
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... difference 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...
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differences (1 September 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 (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 32–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Racializing “whiteness,” this essay asks whether a male-authored work, which contains no black characters of consequence, is nevertheless fair game for a black feminist reading. What happens to the text of the white male “other” when it is read through the lens of black feminist theory? Brown University and...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Oneka Labennett Positioning Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade , as a genre-defying text alongside her husband Jay-Z’s response record, 4:44 , this essay argues that Lemonade is an exercise in autoethnographic kinship formation, one that utilizes representations of Beyoncé and her family—defined...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., prostitution, and kink, certainly, and all but categorically opposed to sex. The ways the “child” and its cognates affectively and schematically operate in MacKinnon’s texts serve to mirror and magnify a split within feminist politics, at once radical and transformative, paternalistic and panicked. © 2019 by...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Andrea Long Chu This essay argues that feminism is impossible. After examining a recent #MeToo episode—a bad sexual encounter between actor Aziz Ansari and a woman named Grace—as a case study in feminist disappointment, the essay turns to several key seventies feminist texts to reconstruct their...
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differences (1 May 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 (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 27–61.
Published: 01 September 2016
... new concepts that enable the heterogeneous actualization of feminism’s unharvested virtuality and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek’s rereading of suffragette thought as an aesthetic modernism articulating a radical right to revolt and to imagine an undefined feminist futurity, Pollock examines texts by Hannah...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2016
... readings of each passage from Milton’s poem cited in Hogarth’s Analysis support the author’s claim that a feminist account of aesthetic agency is at work in both texts. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 aesthetics beauty William Hogarth John...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 48–93.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of pain and focused on procedures in the face of catastrophe. The authors propose that relevance and legality are doing a certain work in Arendt’s text, that they are not the only criteria in play, and that they are not, strictly speaking, criteria at all. Arendt treats relevance and legality as...
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differences (1 December 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 (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 126–138.
Published: 01 December 2008
... between Stone's 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...
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differences (1 December 2008) 19 (3): 150–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... 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...