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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Acropolis” (1936), provides the point of departure for exploring Freud’s analysis of the oceanic feeling and the ideal of universal love championed by Rolland, as well as the quite different kind of love advocated by Freud. Other themes germane to the late work of Freud are also explored, including the...
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differences (1 September 2001) 12 (2): 98–120.
Published: 01 September 2001
...JULIANA SPAHR 2001 juliana spahr is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Her fi rst book of poems, Response , appeared in 1996 as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her scholarly book, Everybody's Autonomy , was published by University of Alabama Press...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
... love. But a universalist understanding of partition, far from suggesting that partition can be undone or separated out and rejected, insists that it can never, in fact, be full. Partition does not and cannot part, just as it does not and cannot fill. Indeed, universalizing the particular as...
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differences (1 May 2001) 12 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2001
...MARY POOVEY 2001 mary poovey is Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge at New York University. Her most recent book is A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Science of Wealth and Society (University of...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Heather Love The appearance of deviance as a fact of social life—a permanent and unavoidable feature of social life and an object of study for the social scientist—distinguishes postwar deviance studies from the antimethod, anti-institutional, and antinormative field of queer studies. While...
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differences (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... identification or libidinal cathexes but by foregrounding the experience of the desiring subject. It takes as its point of departure Jacques Lacan's definition of anxiety as “the affect that responds to the desire of the Other.” If love is about the strategies of seduction that sustain the imaginary coherence of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jennifer Doyle In 2014, Amanda Thomashow filed a complaint against Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. In its report describing the ensuing investigation, the university cleared Nassar of wrongdoing. A few years later, Nassar was sent to prison for abusing hundreds of girls and women. This...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
... array of performatively accreted social subjects. It is a historical novelty. This essay universalizes a case rooted in Chinese- and Japanese-language archives and historical specificities, particularly the international advertising ephemera that presents a multiple (Badiou’s language for a set or...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Simon Critchley This article considers the state of the humanities, particularly in disciplines like philosophy, in light of the institutional structure of the university. Arguing that the bureaucratization of the contemporary university is thwarting learning and thinking, the author suggests that...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sex as crime, the confessional risks and rewards of “testimony,” the sadomasochism of Catharine MacKinnon’s influential work, and the political necessity of refusing visibility and speech as the ascribed priorities for black feminist sexual freedom. The final thematic foregrounds the university and...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., “hospitality” appears as a way to question universalizing feminist proposals and their capacity to disrupt domestic and national orders. These “promises” are first addressed in a general way before being more precisely considered through the lens of the French “republican” model of politics and science...
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differences (1 December 2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
... digital posterity; and that of Mrs. B, a woman who suffers from amnesia and wears a camera in the hope of leading a normal life in which she can share the past with loved ones. The author discusses how new recording technologies are both a symptom of, and a cure for, anxieties about time, arguing that...
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differences (1 December 2014) 25 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Peggy Kamuf Taking an improbable caracol or snail as a guide to thinking about translation, this essay ponders the sensation of tongues touching and entwining, like hermaphroditic mollusks making love. Advancing in successive whorls, rather than along the straight line of argument, it touches on...
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differences (1 December 2009) 20 (2-3): 36–53.
Published: 01 December 2009
... loved the muses into tattletales for the gods; the swarm becomes an instrument of antidemocratic, philosophical espionage. Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2009 page dubois is Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature in the...
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differences (1 December 2010) 21 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 December 2010
... language of transcendence usually associated with Romanticism. Readings of Novalis, Lord Byron, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Edgar Allan Poe indicate the point of default at which repetition causes the language of unification to falter. The language of love fails to fuse its interlocutors in...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 70–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., especially with regard to the relative lack of a visual record of the period. All three films profited from troves of personal letters. Von Trotta describes her slow “falling in love” with Arendt, a process abetted by the discovery of Arendt’s vulnerability. The decision to focus on the years of the Eichmann...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “Beauty”) in light of Walter Benjamin’s insight that the significance of Baudelaire’s poetry is linked to the way sexuality becomes severed from normal and normative forms of love. Following Benjamin, the essay argues that Baudelaire appeals to beauty to undo the damage done by the so-called natural order...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 21–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
... starry-eyed about romantic love or as uncritically enamored of the marital relation as Brown appeared to be on paper, despite his own troubled first marriage. 9 Sojourner Truth, a staunch advocate of both civil and women’s rights, conditionally opposed universal male suffrage and the Fifteenth...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 December 2017
... melancholy gender, the author contends that this subjectivity enables a recognition of the same-sex love and desire prohibited by heterosexist culture through an enactment of its loss. As such, avatar suicide videos dramatize death in order to create an important space of public grieving in which the...
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differences (1 May 2012) 23 (1): 131–150.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and becoming. Suggesting that we reflect back on Deleuze as a reader and writer in order to critically engage with our own readerly and writerly relationships to reading, writing, masochism, and identity, this article argues—against a universal notion of impersonality—that fusing reading, writing, and...