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differences (2012) 23 (2): 71–112.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Julia Bryan-Wilson From 1974 to 1976, artists in a range of contexts produced works that drew connections between performance and prostitution. This article examines how these projects, by artists such as Carlos Ginzburg and Suzanne Lacy, speak to the wider political discourses and feminist...
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differences (1996) 8 (1): 57–93.
Published: 01 April 1996
...Jennifer L. Fleissner JENNIFER L. FLEISSNER The Work of Womanhood in American Naturalism American naturalism, we are frequently told, is a literature of manly men. 1 The blustering polemics of a writer like Frank Norris have for years kept his novels from being taken too seriously, allowing them...
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differences (2001) 12 (2): 121–168.
Published: 01 September 2001
...JUDITH GOLDMAN 2001 judith goldman is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University. Her book of poems, Vocoder , was published in Spring 2001 by Roof Books. She is currently at work on a project that investigates the relationships among gendered authorship, sanctioned forms of exchange...
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differences (1992) 4 (3): 1–37.
Published: 01 November 1992
...Lisa Tickner Men's Work? Masculinity and Modernism LISA TICKNER I want to sketch some of the tangled relations between modern- ism and sexual difference in the decade between 1905 and 1915.1 In art-historical terms these were the formative years of the British avant-garde: in 1905 Augustus John...
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differences (2012) 23 (3): 119–160.
Published: 01 December 2012
... figures the scientist’s ability to acquire knowledge about the microscopic molecular world but ostensibly without the expenditure of work. This essay offers a rereading of Leo Szilard’s influential account of Maxwell’s demon (1929), which explores the influence of human intelligence on scientific...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., as it reifies the existing, systemic dysfunction that threatens higher education as well as the humanities and its students. Works Cited Anderson Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and the Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso , 1983 . Ayers Edward L. “ A More...
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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 (1997) 9 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 1997
...Willy Apollon; Tracy McNulty Nothing Works Anymore! WILLY APOLLON TRANSLATED BY TRACY MCNULTY There's no morefuture in sex, if indeed there ever was! "T .In Las Vegas, just as in human sexuality, it all begins when nothing's working anymore, and then the wheel spins and everything's up for grabs...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 94–123.
Published: 01 May 2017
... by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2017 Cesare Pavese poetry and poetics lyric affect work stagnation aesthetics In 1946, Cesare Pavese attempted to rewrite history. Responding to a questionnaire circulated by the newly founded, Naples-based...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 216–230.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Michael Dieter This article reflects theoretically on the conditions of possibility for critical work to be conducted in the context of the digital humanities and aims to provide a broad conceptual vocabulary suitable for supporting and expanding this rapidly changing subdiscipline. It does so...
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differences (2008) 19 (3): 139–149.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in them. In the light of a staged encounter between Butler and Irigaray, Stone widens the conceptual space within Butler's project, into which she drops an alternative, reconfiguring understanding of Butler's work as requiring an absent concept: original, multiple, self-differentiating nature. She argues...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 97–111.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Samuel Solomon This article traces some of the crossings of the literary, political, moral, and epistemological valences of “narcissism” in the work of literary critic Barbara Johnson, exploring how Johnson implicitly works within and against the view, as expounded by the Practical Criticism...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rhythm to conceptualize alternatives to the reified visual world, but his work reveals the tension between metaphorical treatments of rhythm and its sonic materiality. Turning to music as an aesthetic form defined by this relationship, the author draws on the work of Jacques Attali, Rose Rosengard...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 172–181.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Li Xiaojiang This essay is Li Xiaojiang’s response to Tani Barlow’s “Socialist Modernization and the Market Feminism of Li Xiaojiang” (ch. 6 of Barlow’s The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism ). Barlow, in discussing Li Xiaojiang’s work in the 1980s, wholly overlooked the key article...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 117–155.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Silvia Federici; Arlen Austin This collection of texts is drawn from the Silvia Federici Papers, recently donated to the Feminist Theory Archives at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. The works presented here date from Federici’s teaching work in Nigeria from 1984 to 1987...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
... historians, students of sound, and feminists tend to dismiss the philosopher’s work as incompatible with the critical agenda they espouse. Yet there exists a surprising, if largely unacknowledged, parallel between the unstable place of Cartesian thought within the feminist project and the troubled...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lingzhen Wang The essay introduces Li Xiaojiang and her early works from the 1980s and 1990s in three steps. First, it closely situates Li and her works in both the general historical context of China’s transformation from the socialist to the postsocialist era and the most relevant intellectual...
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differences (2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as silence.” I trace the appearance of this linking of silence to the metaphysical language of presence in the work of Cage, Foucault, and Derrida. My argument is that, while the regime of silence is linked to a dialectic of being and nothingness, plenitude and finitude, the fullness of meaning or the ground...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 107–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... into the work of Lewis Richardson, Warren Weaver, John von Neumann, and Paul Otlet. Cybernetics is defined thus in terms of a broad set of assumptions and techniques influencing society and culture at large. These assumptions and techniques include an epistemology rooted in arrays or systems containing discrete...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to traditional Confucian thought, one reflected in the work of the prolific author and cultural entrepreneur Li Yu (1611-80). Given his imbrication in both traditional networks of elite men and in the increasingly important realm of the market economy, Li Yu provides a useful entry point into the analysis...