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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 488–507.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Wai Chee Dimock Duke University Press 2003 PLANETARY TIME AND GLOBAL TRANSLATION “Context” in Literary Studies Wai Chee Dimock What is the appropriate scale for the study of culture and, in particular, the study of literature...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
... concentrating on a single humanities field, literary studies, this response to Epstein makes the case that fear and awe of the sciences have resulted in the exclusion of subjectivity from literary criticism, even though regarding the critic as anything but a subjective human being responding to the creative...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Charles M. Tung For much of the twentieth century, the discipline of literary studies has grappled with the question of how its generally sotto voce activity responds to a history that calls loudly for action. This essay treats the question of literature's quietism in relation to the problem of...
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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 August 2006) 12 (3): 520–521.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Nabil Matar Alastair Hamilton and Francis Richard, André du Ryer and Oriental Studies in Seventeenth-Century France , Arcadian Library Series (London: Oxford University Press, 2004), 200 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 351.
Published: 01 April 2003
.... 343 Written by a sociologist using “group theory” to explore the workings of circles—circles of writers, artists, social reformers, and others—this study argues that creativity is not a result of isolation and individuation or even of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 61–81.
Published: 01 January 2004
... ambition of literary studies to emancipate itself from the master discourses of philosophy (though even then, literary studies worked, not infrequently, in tac- tical collaboration with aesthetics). But from the mid-1970s onward, and espe- cially in the 1980s, literary...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 COMMON KNOWLEDGE 140...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 561–562.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Miguel Tamen Ross Hamilton, Accident: A Philosophical and Literary History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), 320 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Sarah McNamer, Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion (Philadelphia...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 563–564.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Paul Armstrong Anesko Michael , Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2012 ), 248 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un ton guerrier en philosophie...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2002) 8 (3): 482–495.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Caryl Emerson Duke University Press 2002 CK 8.3-06 Emerson 7/14/02 3:12 PM Page 482 LITERARY HUMILITY The Case of Russia under Its Old Regimes Caryl Emerson In his luminous reinaugural plea for...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 434–444.
Published: 01 August 2008
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
... French literary culture. Part 3 treats the way in which certain American critics of the 1980s and 1990s, primarily the scholars of Russian literature Caryl Emerson and Gary Saul Morson, deployed their translations and studies of Mikhail Bakhtin’s literary theory to undercut the work of French...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2013
... in view sharply defined norms. Thus, such critics evince the same kind of concern about the legitimacy of literary or historical studies as intellectualist philosophers do about the reality of apparent soccer kicks or meaningful speech. Whatever the merit of these concerns, there is no comfort to be...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2002) 8 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Jeffrey M. Perl Duke University Press 2002 LITTLE REVIEWS Tzvetan Todorov, Mémoire du mal, tentation du bien: Enquête sur le siècle (Paris: Robert Laffont, 2000), 353 pp. Once the proponent of an impersonal formalist-structuralist literary theory, Todorov has emerged, over the past...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 157.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Barry Allen Andrew Saint, Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007), 540 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 2009) 15 (2): 219.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Bruce Krajewski Santiago Zabala, The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008), 199 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints’ Stories and the Western Imagination...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 446–473.
Published: 01 August 2013
... gives us a fresh way of approaching primary questions about poetry and the literary. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 6 FUZZINESS AND PERCEPTIONS OF LANGUAGE IN THE MIDDLE AGES Part 3: Translating Fuzziness: Countertexts...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Noa Halevy This article is the first installment of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia. The series of three examines the ways in which Anglo-American writers, from the mid-nineteenth until the late twentieth century, turned to Russian literature and literary...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
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