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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 301–303.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Miklós Szentkuthy 2016 not for sale FICTION THE PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES OF PORTRAYING A FIGURE Miklós Szentkuthy Translated by Tim Wilkinson In Venice a cardinal is celebrating mass. In the...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 421.
Published: 01 April 2019
...J. G. A. Pocock; Jeffrey M. Perl Budick Sanford Iser Wolfgang , eds., The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between ( Stanford : Stanford University Press , 1996 ), 348 pp. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works are...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2011
... effectiveness being sharply focused on the figures of their human sources, parabolic course, and targets, both reversals of direction and the ground they would traverse can be lost sight of. Ironically, focusing on figures invites attention to their backgrounds: expanses of earth or air and gaps between origin...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 230–250.
Published: 01 April 2020
... by which ideas travel—that he has provided such powerful tools for analyzing. He has become a “mutable mobile”—eminently transportable but always changing as he goes—that in different contexts exists as a variety of conceptual characters or figurations. As the Latour network continues to see...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 277–283.
Published: 01 May 2016
... system and the social order that it secretes are structured like a war: our master narrative figures human life as an affair of winners and losers. Children need encouragement to question and bypass the master narrative by rethinking and rewriting traditional tales, fables, myths, and even epics and...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Like disenchantment, this-worldly evil, centralized in a single figure such as Mordor, is a twentieth-century idea, an emanation of totalitarianism: the transformation of Elves into orcs is a horror that only our knowledge of the Nazi death camps and the Soviet gulag has equipped us to imagine. If...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with three sets of devotional materials—two papier-mâché medallions painted by nuns at the convent of Wienhausen in northern Germany on the eve of the Reformation; a n'kisi n'kondi figure from the Yombe group of Kongo peoples in the nineteenth-century; and a description, taken from Marilynne Robinson's...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and of causing him trauma in the process. He threatened to bring charges against her to campus authorities, claiming the support of fellow students. In her lecture, she had discussed the classical figuration of rhetoric—persuasive speech—as violence and sometimes rape. In a discussion the following...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 440–467.
Published: 01 September 2017
... thematic, seeks to characterize African affiliation with Jews with respect to three themes or phases. The first involves the figural associations, learned in Christian missionary contexts, that have influenced the adaptation of Judaism within African tribal religions. The second concerns the study and...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... both Calasso and the reviewer is whether Tiepolo, whose ceiling frescoes are without gravity—their “antigravity” draws the painted figures upward—is an artist without gravitas . The reviewer supports Calasso's argument that the thirty-two etchings comprising the Capricci and Scherzi make it absurd to...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in Beaumarchais are not fixed and eternal but evolve in historical time. Figaro himself emerges as a characteristically modern figure, neither noble nor base but mixed, many-sided, energetic, and enterprising, an individual rather than a type, and thus a more realistic representative of Enlightenment...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 484–509.
Published: 01 September 2015
... government policies of ultranationalism and international expansion. This article shows, instead, how emperors—who are not political but religious figures in Japan—and the Jingū priesthood have acted together over the past thirteen hundred years to sustain the imperial shrine at Ise and its ancient rites...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
... other words, do we draw the line, procedurally, between “us” and “them”? Candea argues that keeping this problematic and perhaps irresolvable question in view is the specific role of an “endo-anthropology” (the impossible figure of an “anthropology at home”), which is the necessary counterpart of...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 155–162.
Published: 01 January 2011
... memory to have an independent existence, untroubled by the people who constantly keep occurring to it? It is of course absurd to ascribe agency to what amount to mere figures of speech, metaphors, or enigmatic perceptual cues, “but if a metaphor could not think, as an agency in and of itself, then...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Rottenburg, which offers parables of modern development aid; and in the scholarship of Helen Verran, a philosopher and STS ethnographer who constructs the figure of the good faith analyst. Coming to terms with the challenges, possibilities, tensions, and paradoxes of these and other postcritical responses is...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 220–232.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay introduces the second of three installments of an “elegiac symposium” in Common Knowledge on figures and concepts devalued in what Thomas Kuhn refers to as “paradigm shifts.” The essay suggests that Kuhn’s idea is provincial, in three specified senses...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 233–258.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Japan behind government policies of ultranationalism and international expansion. This article shows, instead, how emperors—who are not political but religious figures in Japan—and the Jingū priesthood have acted together over the past thirteen hundred years to sustain the imperial shrine at Ise and its...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 483.
Published: 01 August 2018
... subsequent drive of about thirty miles’ length they describe their own youth in Paris, what Levet and his poetry meant to them, and their plans to publish what they could assemble of his work. Their account is notable in that subsequently both of these poets would become significant figures in French...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 501–524.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of, on the one hand, the investments of the progressive Russian intelligentsia in atonement for anti-Semitic policies and social violence, and, on the other, Jewish assimilation to Russian cultural life led to an identification of Jews with revolutionary and anti-tsarist culture. Among the figures...