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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Gerard Wiegers This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” argues, on the basis of recent research, that religious polemic is a phenomenon closely associated only with monotheist traditions. Focusing on religious polemics in medieval and early modern Islamic and Christian...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 59–66.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Mary Harvey Doyno As part of a series of case studies titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” this essay asks how one can teach college students with little or no exposure to close reading, critical analysis, or the premodern world to read a text written c. 202 CE. An instructor at Sacramento State...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 405–414.
Published: 01 August 2018
... tandem with a close inspection of historical fascism in the German case. The course coincided with the first months of the Trump presidency, inviting discussion not only of ideology and popular appeal, but also of specific developments in the young administration. Students were challenged to think...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
...), and real or imagined meetings between surviving prisoners and their former torturers or interrogators. Through a close reading of journalist Jim Lehrer's novel The Special Prisoner (2000), this essay examines the ways in which international relations inflect an imagined encounter between a surviving...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith Advocates of literary Darwinism, cognitive cultural studies, neuroaesthetics, digital humanities, and other such hybrid fields now seek explicitly to make the aims and methods of one or another humanities discipline approximate more closely the aims and methods of science...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and usage. The reviewer argues that Crone's sense of an unruly proliferation of popular beliefs is confirmed by the latest archaeology, and then he closes with an extended meditation on the relevance of this early Arab-Persian divide to the contemporary political situation of Islam and the Middle East...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 487–504.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the region’s “most Byzantine” paintings (twelfth to fourteenth centuries). Yet a close examination of these frescoes reveals significant iconographic and stylistic differences from alleged Byzantine norms. A historiographic synopsis and review of problematic definitions of “Byzantine” art are followed...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
... “blurred genres” is used to think through the fuzzy properties of this period's bilingualism and to argue that to understand the boundaries between English and French as blurred is revealing of the linguistic and social tensions that were the product of conflict between two closely intertwined cultures...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., for Cole, Stanford has lately become superior to Columbia because Terman was more forward-looking, more ambitious in securing external support from government and industry, and more interested in building the strength of disciplines close to industry, commerce, and practical results. Barzun was more...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
... through serious crises and even where preservation entails substantial loss. By taking the word culture to refer to any group of individuals who closely cooperate over an extended period, this article evaluates mathematicians and mathematics as its main example. The assessment of the enterprise of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 334–350.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of an analogical model of valuing that, as Dora Zhang has shown, shaped the response of novelists (James, Proust, and Woolf) to the same dilemma that modernist poets were facing. The essay closes with a reading of section XII of “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven” as a demonstration of Stevens's...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 412–437.
Published: 01 August 2009
... resists the idea that repose might constitute one of life's key desiderata, but notes at the close how both his own view and his interlocutor's are adumbrated in the Wallace Stevens poem that furnishes the dialogue its title. Duke University Press 2009 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 3...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 66–78.
Published: 01 January 2010
... advocates fatalism and escapism, both of which could be seen as tenets of (anti-)Catholic Quietism, of which Fénelon is cited as a practitioner. A close reading shows that Jünger's protagonists value their carefree and quiet lives before the story's wars and only join the militant Mauretanian order...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of being associated with them, it seems unlikely that a narrative would be written or read by a practitioner of “ideal indifference” or by anyone averse on principle to initiative. But Gilbert White's text of 1789, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne comes as close to being a quietist...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 362–366.
Published: 01 April 2017
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 517.
Published: 01 September 2016
...? anything was away, asked, objects scholars of those value wethe took if residueof “things”: merely the was illusion.” Perhapsply ahubristic consciousness sim is itself “lookedat closely, that, ‘subjectivity’ and subjects” constitute “objects KingLear as such plays cited prominently...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 342–343.
Published: 01 April 2015
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 566–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jee Leong Koh Duke University Press 2010 not for sale Poetry and Fiction FIVE GHAZALS Jee Leong Koh Pull the drawstring to close the sea into a lake Pull the drawstring to close the sea into a lake. The sea is wild but...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 549.
Published: 01 September 2017
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 168.
Published: 01 January 2018
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