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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 117–118.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ardis Butterfield Chaganti Seeta , Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Later Middle Ages ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2018 ), 304 pp. Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 Li tt le R ev ie w s 11 7Peter Mack, Reading Old Books: Writing...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 301.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Barry Allen bgallen@mcmaster.ca Gilbert Simondon , Individuation in the Light of Notions of Form and Information , trans. Taylor Adkins ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2020 ), 713 pp. Gilbert Simondon , On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... University Press 2008 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 1 “NOT LIKE ANY FORM OF ACTIVITY” Waiting in Emerson, Melville, and Weil Clark Davis The attitude that brings about salvation is not like any form of activity.  — Simone Weil, Waiting...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (3): 521–522.
Published: 01 August 2006
...William M. Chace Paul Armstrong, Play and the Politics of Reading: The Social Uses of Modernist Form (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005), 207 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation: Pain...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 404–416.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Brett Bourbon The academic dominance of cultural studies and the increasing interest and significance of cultural conflict in our world has encouraged various theories of culture, the most pervasive being theories of transculture and hybrid cultural forms and entities. In this guest column, Bourbon...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Jeffrey M. Perl This editorial note introduces the second of three issues of Common Knowledge dedicated to experiments in scholarly form. The first appeared in Winter 1996 and was introduced by a dialogue between two editorial board members, Greil Marcus and Hugh Kenner, who differed over whether...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 502.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Douglas Mao Angela Leighton, On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 288 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (New York...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 140.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Ardis Butterfield Johnson Eleanor , Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve . ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 ), 264 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 257–268.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Alan D. M. Rayner This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” argues that the inclusion of space in form brings varying degrees of fuzziness and fluidity to all natural identities. Such inclusion is vital to evolutionary creativity, from subatomic to cosmic scales of natural...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 271–277.
Published: 01 April 2019
...G. Thomas Tanselle; Jeffrey M. Perl Current technological opportunities for preserving the texts of books, above all the microfilming process, have the unfortunate side effect, Tanselle argues, of destroying the books themselves. This modern form of book-burning is all the more unfortunate insofar...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 306–307.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Barry Allen bgallen@mcmaster.ca Raymond Ruyer , The Genesis of Living Forms , trans. Jon Roffe and Nicholas B. de Weydenthal ( London : Rowman and Littlefield International , 2020 ), 208 pp. Raymond Ruyer , Neofinalism , trans. Alyosha Edlebi ( Minneapolis...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 458–459.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Thibault De Meyer tibo.de.meyer.olivares@gmail.com Philippe Descola , Les formes du visible ( Paris : Seuil , 2021 ), 848 pp. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 In his latest book, Descola analyzes more than 150 graphic works from all over the world, among...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Caroline Walker Bynum cwbynum@ias.edu Inbar Graiver , Asceticism of the Mind: Forms of Attention and Self-Transformation in Late Antique Monasticism ( Toronto : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies , 2018 , paperback, 2021), 237 pp. Copyright © 2023 by Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 211.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., a tragedy of tears without sorrow: things forgotten but still felt in a memory that cannot recollect. It is a rare form of writing inspired by passages that Fioretos quotes and folds into his text like veins in marble: Homer and Beckett, Bataille and Edgar Poe, Jane...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 335.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Ardis Butterfield Bahr Arthur , Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London . ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 ), 296 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... usually been concerned. The two forms of ethnicity are equally relative, in that a given group's self-understanding and self-designation are in both cases the result of its relations with other groups. However, ethnically extensive relations of the standard anthropological variety involve symbolic...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 433–450.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Morten Nielsen This article opens with the questions, What is on the inside of a relation? Might we imagine the inner workings of a relational form detached from the elements that it connects? Then, through an ethnographic examination of ancestral interventions among residents in a neighborhood...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 January 2022
... the form of a report on his eleven research visits since 1985 to the death camp at Auschwitz. In Nazi-occupied Europe, he concludes, “ ‘alternative modes of thought’ were by no means impossible. Rather, people who thought differently from the regime were gathered to Auschwitz and other such camps...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Caroline van Eck At first sight, classical architecture, with its continuous revivals and reworking of the forms of Greek and Roman building, would appear to offer a privileged field in which to apply Warburg's central notion of the survival of classical forms ( Nachleben der Antike ) and his view...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... They then argue for form-content contradiction/harmony between these purportedly opposing senses. In responding, Zamir argues that these operations can be construed as distinct kinds of sensitivity. Arguments that advocate bringing nonhuman animals into moral consideration can be abstract and general...