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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (1): 155–156.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of enthusiasms. Some readers will tire of Toul- min’s self-indulgence. Others will shrug and say, Why not? —Ian Hacking Derrida, documentary directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman, produced by Zeitgeist Films and Jane Doe Films (2002...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 565–566.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Belle Randall Duke University Press 2004 not for sale FICTION AND POETRY POSTSCRIPT Belle Randall Dear Reader Riffling backwards through these pages seeking an arresting image, a memorable line, I feel you...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Joseph Leo Koerner josephkoerner@mac.com Hans Blumenberg , History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader , ed., trans., and with an introduction by Hannes Bajohr , Florian Fuchs , and Joe Paul Kroll ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2020...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Jeffrey F. Hamburger Rouse Richard H. and Rouse Mary A. , Bound Fast with Letters: Medieval Writers, Readers, and Texts , foreword by Somerville Robert . ( Notre Dame, IN : University of Notre Dame Press , 2013 ), 720 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 160.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Shira Wolosky Seth Lerer, Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008), 396 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 521–522.
Published: 01 August 2009
...G. Thomas Tanselle William H. Sherman, Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 279 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
... actions of the multitude of people. What underlies this critique of history in each case is a quietist outlook on life, a perspective from which one must abandon the assertion of the will and accept life as it is given. Tolstoy's quietism, however, is a happy quietism ; he wants his reader to joyfully...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... or withdrawal is in no way based in defeatism, indolence, or aimlessness. Moreover, King argues, White aims to produce stillness as a formal quality of his text and, through it, to produce a like stillness and attentiveness in the reader. Quietist narrative is meant to help the reader still his or her...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 396–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Noa Halevy; Edith Bruder; Jamie Gilham In his introduction to part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, the journal's editor tours the reader through two private apartments (T. S. Eliot's in London and the anthropologist Jeannette Mirsky's in Princeton) and through...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 404–439.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with the reader more as prose than as music does. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Donald Davie “Movement” poets Boris Pasternak French Symbolism Augustan poetry Symposium: Xenophilia, Part 2 ENGLISH EMERGENCIES AND RUSSIAN RESCUES, c. 1875 – 2000...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 8–25.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to the essay in which the term was coined: “Art, as Device” (1917). This Common Knowledge guest column attempts to remedy the situation by introducing anglophone readers to some lesser-known, somewhat later writings of Shklovsky in which he returns to the concept of ostranenie and its cognitive and social...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., at the same time, disapproving of authorial domination of a dialogue that includes both the reader and, in fiction and drama, the characters whom the author develops. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Mikhail Bakhtin Caryl Emerson Gary Saul Morson Jacques Derrida xenophilia Symposium...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... But, as Tynianov, a consummate theorist of literary evolution, assures his readers: “There are no dead ends in history. There are only interludes.” Yuri Tynianov Russian Formalism Russian poetry modernism literary theory Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 204–219.
Published: 01 April 2019
... repressed or fake” by many readers of both her work and the biographies written about her. Marguerite Porete was condemned at trial for being not only a heretic but also a pseudo-mulier —a “fake woman”—while “Sappho’s ancient biographers tried to discredit her seriousness by assuring us she lived a life...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... The cosmopolitan possibilities of empire, as opposed to narrower definitions of national belonging, would shape the life of Etienne Roboly,” whose complicated existence in Egypt—as a citizen of both or neither the French state and/nor the Ottoman—is the focus of this study. The author asks her readers to glean...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Jeffrey M. Perl In this piece, the editor of Common Knowledge offers excerpts from his two-year correspondence with a reader in Hong Kong, who was drawn to arguments made in the journal about maintaining “quietism and resistance in the face of vile behavior.” In the summer and fall of 2019, during...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
...” of the “great mystery” of the Incarnation, Milton argues in De Doctrina Christiana , should encourage the reader's mind to stand on “guard from the outset” against the tendency to make “rash or hasty assertions.” The urge to tamper with, pry into, add to, or hasten to understand the signifiers of divine meaning...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., on how his separation of causes and reasons retained a dualism of the “one world, many perspectives” model that elsewhere he rejected. This essay concludes that leading figures of science studies at the present time, notably Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway, better equip readers to move...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and widespread fear of the coercive power of modern society. The price of the victory over evil, in these tales, is disenchantment. Tolkien is the first author to imagine disenchantment on a near-global scale, using literal disenchantment as a metaphor for a kind he could expect his readers to know firsthand...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 January 2014
... as if a parable, and while its moral goes unstated, the reader's attention is drawn to the unsettled question of whether James exerted maximal effort for minimal results, or whether he knew something about the value of freshness undreamed of by those more patient and dignified in pursuing their desires. © 2013...