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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 256–276.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Saint-Réal history of the novel Symposium: Peace by Other Means, Part 6 PEACEMAKING, INTERDYNASTIC MARRIAGE, AND THE RISE OF THE FRENCH NOVEL John Watkins Diplomats think in the present. They may cite historical precedents and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 335–348.
Published: 01 April 2018
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel McKay This article surveys the Far East prisoner of war novel from its inception in English public school narratives and racially inflected character profiles to the more critically engaged publications of the last two decades. During the latter period, linear reconstructions of imprisonment...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., like Herbert Marcuse and Jean-Paul Sartre, and shows where it fits into American intellectual life, particularly the intellectual history of Dissent Magazine and the democratic Left. Walzer's idea of a connected social critic contrasts to Sartre's idea of an “engaged critic.” The article also examines...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 April 2011
... open to alternatives. Although he did not use the term “casuistry,” which Toulmin revived, Tolstoy saw ethics as a matter of case-based reasoning irreducible to a system; and both thinkers regarded the realist novel as the natural home of ethics viewed this way. Anna Karenina also contains an argument...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 485–487.
Published: 01 August 2008
...J. G. A. Pocock Anthony Grafton, What Was History? The Art of History in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 330 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... novel Gilead , of a child baptizing kittens with creek water—the instructor raises questions about how materials convey holiness and influence viewers or worshippers. She prods history and literature students, both graduate and undergraduate, to take physical objects seriously as evidence, and she...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 157.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... Another problem is that some of the selections make no connectionno selectionswith make the of thatsome is problem Another The Book History Reader The BookHistory , with , David Lodge, Consciousness and the Novel (Cambridge: Harvard University...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Peter Burke This article is concerned with history that is fuzzy in the sense of impressionistic rather than systematic, using “soft” rather than “hard” data and concerned more with “lumping” than with “splitting.” It argues that there have been at least four phases in the two centuries of conflict...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2008) 14 (2): 321–323.
Published: 01 April 2008
...G. Thomas Tanselle PMLA 121.1 (January 2006): Special Issue on The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature, ed. Seth Lerer and Leah Price. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Peter Malkin, ed., Basil Bunting on Poetry (Baltimore, MD...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David S. Katz This contribution to part 4 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur” shows how the reputedly radical position that history is not about eternal truths but about the creative construction of a convincing narrative of past events is not an argument...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that history, like poetry, could be a means of addressing in a nontheoretical way what appear to be theoretical issues — and the present essay argues that attention to the line between fiction or poetry and philosophy is of trivial consequence compared with attention to that between fiction and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
... British quarter of a six-­ quarter survey of the history of English and American literature at Northwest- ern University, the kind of literary history sequence that many departments still required in the English major. On one memorable day, my class was discuss- ing Adam Bede, George Eliot’s novel of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... descriptive and the performative, are noteworthy. This essay examines three distinctive and novel responses to the question of what comes after critique, found in the writings of the anthropologist Hirokazu Miyazaki, who has defined what he terms a method of hope; in the experimental anthropology of Richard...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
...” to the novel. The epilogue tends to baffle readers, first, because its relationship to the rest of the book seems unclear, and, second, because it assaults our most basic ideas about history and the limits of the individual will. Whether consciously or not, we are likely to think that history...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 534.
Published: 01 August 2011
... history ideathat the than perhapslived, Schmitt’s suggestsa study historiographicalemphasis more novel Jew converted a which within canons, Cappenberg of community the be may Opusculum the of author the that conclusion its in Even persons. as well as places conversion from...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Education is more ontological than personal, the necessary consequence of his quietistic belief in a materialist determinism so absolute as to reduce persons and history alike to “sum[s].... of the forces” of “nature.” This belief, one shared by many of his contemporaries and most fully evolved in Adams's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., collected by Boas and made famous by Lévi-Strauss; the story of Sakuntala, from a Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata ; and Remarque's war novel of 1929, All Quiet on the Western Front . In the first case, no resolution of the conflicts comprising the narrative is required, because in mythical thinking...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 434–444.
Published: 01 August 2008
...J. Paul Hunter The third of a century between the late 1680s and the early 1720s—a time when a vast number of prolific poets flourished—is almost completely overlooked in literary history, perhaps because there was no single poetic leader and no dominant direction in the poetry. But it was a very...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Marriage of Figaro to The Guilty Mother— is seen as an attempt to bypass not only the conventional opposition of comedy and tragedy but also the even more fundamental polarity of epic and dramatic through the infusion of elements of the new bourgeois novel into works for the theater. Roles and situations...