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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 296–336.
Published: 01 April 2014
... historiography, despite all claims to the contrary, is possible and valuable. In this monograph-length article, the texts of selected documents in the Adair Family Collection (Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch, call number 741) are set forth, often verbatim, and, though minutely contextualized, are...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 359–360.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Ann Jefferson Ashbery John , Collected French Translations: Prose , ed. Wasserman Rosanne and Richie Eugene . ( New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , 2014 ), 432 pp. Ashbery John , Collected French Translations: Poetry , ed. Wasserman Rosanne and Richie...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 546–547.
Published: 01 September 2017
...H. R. Woudhuysen Ricketts Rita , Scholars, Poets, and Radicals: Discovering Forgotten Lives in the Blackwell Collections . ( Oxford : Bodleian Library , 2015 ), 320 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2013
... interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and “imaginative forms” (“life as text”). Part 2 discusses “collective intensities” by means of some of the key examples of diplomatic negotiations in the Hundred Years War. The main focus of interest is the Treaty of Brétigny, the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 160.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Rachel Hadas C. P. Cavafy, Collected Poems , trans. and intro. Daniel Mendelsohn (New York: Knopf, 2009), 624 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 329–330.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Dore J. Levy Leys Simon , The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays . ( New York : New York Review of Books , 2013 ), 576 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jill Kraye Against the backdrop of Walter Benjamin's famous essay, “Unpacking My Library” (1931), this article, by the Librarian of the Warburg Institute, tells the story of the many times that the Warburg Library has been packed and unpacked. First it was the private collection of Aby Warburg...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
... culture amounted to a great psychomachia of the astra (concepts) and the monstra (chaos), as Warburg said, the war was for him a direct test of his theory (or Kulturwissenschaft ). It should be no surprise, then, that between 1914 and 1918 he should assemble a large iconographic collection of materials...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 396–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
... two public art collections (the Michael Rockefeller Wing of the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Ménil Collection in Houston) in an effort to establish that aesthetically coherent mixtures of apparently immiscible objects from widely divergent cultures are possible and also morally glamorous...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
... prisoner and his former torturer. The novelist's sensitivity to contending notions of collective guilt and collective victimhood serve to illustrate the complications that arise at the individual level when forgiveness is freely offered by a trauma survivor and roundly rejected by the agent of that trauma...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael P. Steinberg This essay portrays the “law of the good neighbor” as the principle of the Warburg Library's collections — as the argument for their expansion and coherence, as well as the principle governing the scholarly practice inspired by the Warburg Institute and “Warburg school” of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Library's rare and singular collections are less about the books and more about the uniqueness of the content and what it does. This essay proposes that what makes the Library vital to today's networked epistemology is the insights that its volumes provide to the varieties of human ordering, organization...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Clark Davis In his meditation on Emerson's self-reliance, George Kateb argues that Emerson's entrance into antislavery politics, particularly his calls for collective mobilization, constitutes a “deviation from his theory of self-reliance, not its transformation.” Though Emerson often imagines a...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 389–396.
Published: 01 August 2018
... on the unique challenges and unexpected rewards of learning by doing, stepping outside of academic comfort zones, and finding success in failure. The compiling of these collective encounters depended on cooperation and coordination, as the authors worked across continents—via email, phone, text, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., neither can those values be altered through a process of collective moral reasoning. For Williams, however, because pluralism is a condition of modern life with which even culturally homogenous communities must contend, members of modern societies are aware of alternatives to their own social model...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
.... This article is the first of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on “blur,” each part corresponding broadly to Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and “imaginative forms” (“life...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 446–473.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ardis Butterfield This is the final part of a three-part essay on fuzziness in medieval literary language. Each part corresponds broadly to Clifford Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 71–76.
Published: 01 January 2011
... sees as defining the “collective games” of science. Brown invokes the behavioral approach to experimental psychology of the early to mid-twentieth century to contextualize Stengers's treatment of continuous comparison conducted by scientists around “matters of concern.” Her use of the metaphor of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... The recruitment of powerful allies has been part of the scientific enterprise since its beginning. What is at stake is the collective fabric of sciences as characterized by Bruno Latour in terms of “links and knots.” Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative Relativism...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 184–189.
Published: 01 April 2015
... incompleteness of the knowledge on which we must base collective decisions. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 knowledge society ignorance information data c olumns: On Fragmentation, Coherence, and Intelligibility WELL-INFORMED­ IGNORANCE Daniel...