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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 562–563.
Published: 01 August 2013
...William M. Chace Groden Michael , Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views ( Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2010 ), 245 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2007) 13 (1): 80–86.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Gordon Marino Duke University Press 2007 S y m p o s i u m : U n s o c i a l T h o u g h t , U n c o m m o n L i v e s , Pa r t 3 NOTHING PERSONAL Kierkegaard’s Generous Self-Absorption Gordon Marino Nothing personal tempts me...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., however, is seen as having had a decisive impact on the academic mainstream. This essay concludes by examining the possibility that literary works are best responded to not in criticism but in other literary works. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 subjectivity countertransference personal...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 434–462.
Published: 01 August 2003
... the decade, Newman had displaced both Pollock (deceased in 1956) and de Kooning as Greenberg’s favored abstractionists. Whichever way a critic was inclined, de Kooning’s personality complicated matters because it was subject to contrary assessments: to many...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 502–513.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Walter L. Reed; Marshall P. Duke Duke University Press 2005 ARTICLES: Reading and Writing the Self PERSONALITIES AS DRAMATIS PERSONAE An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Self as Author Walter L. Reed and Marshall P. Duke...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Carolyn Richardson This article, a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies,” criticizes a prominent form of philosophical account of rational activity. Rational activity includes actions as varied as kicking a soccer ball and speaking a language. The philosophical accounts...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Matthew A. Taylor Written exclusively in the third-person by a narrator who repeatedly refers to “Henry Adams” as “passive,” “submissive,” and “a helpless victim” in relation to the “forces” in the world that form him, The Education of Henry Adams attenuates both author and subject by valuing...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., whether in the academic or the political realm, is to persuade the person or people addressed to adopt a particular course of action. The concept of frank speaking, or parrhesia , first appeared among the Greeks as a political virtue, one exercised among free men in the public assembly for the common good...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 219–220.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Barry Allen Gloria Davies, Worrying about China: The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007), 312 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 2005) 11 (3): 493–494.
Published: 01 August 2005
...-mind. The systems of publishing in the two languages are wholly different. In English, we have trade books and the university presses. No such division occurs in France, where commercial publishers tend to know their authors personally but also where more...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sidney Plotkin Though a radical critic of capitalist society, Thorstein Veblen was a political quietist. His ideas of social evolution, cultural lag, and predatory power help to explain why. Veblen saw the need for deep-seated social change but despaired of its chances. He was in crucial ways a...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Mitchell Cohen This article explores the problem of the political responsibilities of intellectuals and philosophers through an appraisal of Michael Walzer's work on the idea of “connected criticism.” The author elaborates the main elements of this theory, shows how it approaches various thinkers...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham This memorial tribute reflects on the personal and intellectual qualities of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (1941–2007), who was the author's teacher. Higginbotham says that her first impressions of Fox-Genovese, formed in a graduate seminar in European history at the University...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
... ultimately important and which are not, because we cannot say which mutations will result in major developments to come. No work or person is important or peripheral in itself or himself; it is the critic and historian who render them so. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 DEVALUED CURRENCY Elegiac...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 356–365.
Published: 01 August 2018
... fields in which diagrams and diagrammatic modes of thought currently play a critical role: not only art history, visual studies, and design, but also computer science, “Bildwissenschaft,” and the history of literature and science, as well as music history and composition. Each participant, including the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 538–540.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Southeast Asia ), it lacks any reflection on the history of anarchism beyond the observation that tens of millions of persons wanted to avoid being bossed and taxed by the state. There is in the book, moreover, an absence of reflection on the oppressive nature of society: the state, Scott claims, is always...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... week, some students requested the use of “trigger warnings” before the utterance of words like rape . The instructor and her teaching assistant Katharine Wallerstein individually give their views of this disconcerting experience and comment on the difficulties of teaching critical thinking in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 437–450.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Nancy Scheper-Hughes As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on the resolution and prevention of enmity, this article concerns how enmity deforms social as well as individual personality. Societies need time and must exert significant effort, much of it intellectual, in order to...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish This article is an ethnographic account of the speculative thought of Jane Roberts, a spirit medium or “channel,” important in New Age religion for the books that she dictated at the behest of a personality named “Seth.” At first, she tried to understand her strange subjectivity in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 399–410.
Published: 01 August 2013
... a memorial to him. The conversation highlights Frank's representation of Dostoevsky as a critic and a satirist of the nihilist intelligentsia of nineteenth-century Russia — a portrayal that runs counter to the understanding and use of his writings and his characters by Marxists, Nietzscheans...