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differences (2021) 32 (1): 74–96.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of language. In the last twenty to twenty-five years, the return to philology has been a dominant part of the Anglo-Saxon discourse of “world literature,” which has turned away from theory. The return to philology is captured in a market-based adaptation of literature in terms of globalization...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 150–168.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and translatability that literary theory continues to exist today, but it does so only as a discreet background in the contemporary discourse of world literature, linked to the contemporary processes of signifying art only through its market and entertainment value. Using Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of exotopy...
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differences (2014) 25 (1): 132–155.
Published: 01 May 2014
... twenty years or so, responding to world-historical transitions like those of 1989-91 and 2001, the discipline of comparative literature has reexamined some of its key concepts (world, comparison, translation) as well as what is probably the most distinctive aspect of its method, acquired professional...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 126–153.
Published: 01 September 2018
... women to embrace their power and desirability in American society. At the same time, the literature reveals a nostalgic desire for a world where men were providers, women could afford to be the weaker sex, and traditional marriage could be a path to both personal and group advancement. Advocates offer...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 17–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... with Muslims, especially after the 1990s, the honor crime does significant political work in the world today. Through an examination of popular literature, human rights reports, and anthropological and sociological studies, this article uncovers the forces that produce and maintain this category of spectacular...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
... what has been violently erased from history and asks how this erasure is inscribed in new possibilities for writing, sexuality, and being in the world. In particular, the essay stresses two central characteristics of feminist aesthetic practice in modernity. First, it reinterprets the endlessly...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 130–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... representation of nonnormative gender presentation also evidences a significant reconfiguring of conceptions of the body, the self, and the family in a world in which money was increasingly able to purchase anything. The author shows that during this tumultuous period, in which men and women grappled...
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differences (2020) 31 (3): 59–75.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Emmanuel Bouju This paper argues that the “debt narrative,” quite like the Rosetta Stone, is a historical, symbolic, and aesthetic way for us to decipher the interfaces between the three languages of economy, politics, and ethics. Debt narrative is not a simple figure of speech, literature...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 44–50.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Kris Cohen In Leo Bersani’s essay “Sociality and Sexuality,” bracketing emerges as a critical procedure for sensing and for practicing nonsovereign forms of sociality. Following Foucault’s desire to discover modes of relation, forms of the homosexual, that do not yet have a world...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., he purposely elected to focus not on his poetry but on his prose. 1 In the epilogue, I draw out the implications of this contested understanding of literariness for the currently dominant Anglo-Saxon discourse of world literature. Following in the footsteps of Shklovsky and Boris Eikhenbaum...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 May 2021
... paradoxically defines the regime of relevance of literary theory as limited in time (somewhere between World War I and the end of the Cold War). Today, with the sense of literary autonomy obsolete and literature recognized in a “rather low-key way, for the (largely individual) entertainment and therapy it can...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to the application of “distant reading” in recent reconceptualizations of world literature, might be construed as the accumulation of maps, trees, schemes, graphs, and so on, of schools and names pertaining to—Tihanov never uses the term, and I am not sure he would—World Theory. This Project presupposes, on the one...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the world, literature is supposed to bring us back to the world and its extralinguistic values (52). Shklovsky is chosen to be the central figure of this chapter precisely because his intellectual biography displays oscillation between the two regimes of relevance. Such is also the case with the figure...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 35–53.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Literature across Deep Time (Princeton University Press, 2006) and coeditor, with Lawrence Buell, of Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature (Princeton University Press, 2007). Balibar, Étienne. “ The Nation Form: History and Ideology .” Balibar and Wallerstein 86 -106...
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differences (1990) 2 (3): 29–51.
Published: 01 November 1990
... to the attention of all because it is an example of how, because theoretical development in North America has reached such an advanced stage that awareness of cultural diversity means it is no longer adequate for us simply to focus on "literature," someone from the third world with a project about a third world...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 May 2021
... is precisely the line of thought and practice in Shklovsky that Tihanov would rediscover as the dispersed “after-life” of literary theory in the context of the current emphasis on “world literature” ( Birth 180–85 ). 16 This did not, however, mean accepting the position of the Moscow Linguistic Circle...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 7–29.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for its autonomy and uniqueness as a discourse that is unlike other discourses, breaks with previous regimes of relevance in which literature’s significance is linked to its capacity to convey ideas, emotions, or knowledge of the world, or to instigate socially and politically oriented actions” ( Tihanov...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 224–249.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that it is such a displacement that constitutes the rationale of a classic such as Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis: The Represen- tation of Reality in Western Literature, which for many readers remains an authoritative founding text in the post–Second World War...
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differences (2011) 22 (1): 111–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Yansımaları [The Latest Developments in eu Competition Law and Their Potential Reflections on the Turkish Competition Law] . Ankara : Turkish Competition Authority , 2000 . 47 – 52 . Jameson Fredric . `` Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism .'' Social Text 15 ( 1986...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 177–194.
Published: 01 December 2006
... (University of Illinois Press, 2006) and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (Blackwell, 2006). Her current project is entitled “Class Acts.” Abel, Elizabeth, ed. Introduction. Writing and Sexual Difference. Spec. issue of Critical Inquiry 8.2 ( 1981 ): 173 -78. Abrams...