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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 491.
Published: 01 August 2005
.... —Colin Richmond the Germans were serious. but surreal, Holocaust You the call could malnutrition. severe mistreatment, dire Germans), and Terezin. At this last, Robert died in June Flössenburg, Flöha (one of the smaller of the 1944 February in Paris in arrest After went toSilesia. also...
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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 April 2014) 20 (2): 235–256.
Published: 01 April 2014
...M. F. Simone Roberts The philosophy suggested by Jan Zwicky's expanded understanding of lyric and use of the fragment-as-method inspired this notebook of misunderstanding. Seeking to read Zwicky in the tradition of the aleatory genre and its basic form, the fragment, Roberts finds that her own...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... blind spots for composers then widely performed—Louis Spohr, Thomas Arne, Giovanni Viotti, Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, George Onslow, Louise Farrenc, and Robert Franz, for example. To understand musical life of that time, it is necessary to rethink the language of canon and canonization. The concept of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2016
... criticism of art have a history of informing each other (Robert Pippin's After the Beautiful is a current example of the syndrome). Although the concepts of societal “modernism” and “modernist” art exhibit variation, both are hybrids of philosophical (linguistic) and aesthetic (sensory) indeterminacies...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., Zeshin, and Richter. With reference to art criticism by Hubert Damisch, Wayne Andersen, Anthony Hughes, Robert Storr, Julian Bell, Christopher Prendergast, and especially T. J. Clark, he agrees that choosing between focus and blur can be a moral decision, though not in the sense for which Clark arraigns...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
... France, Carlo Ginzburg in Italy, and Robert Darnton in the United States. In short, there has been a gradual move from more or less unself-conscious imprecision to self-conscious antiprecision. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 2 FUZZY HISTORIES Peter Burke...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 275–282.
Published: 01 April 2013
... prewar Orientalism, especially the potent German variety that was notoriously neglected by Edward Said in his 1979 study decrying Orientalism as the handmaiden of European imperialism. But many prominent German Orientalists were also ignored in Robert Irwin's recent book-length critique of Said's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 154–163.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Belle Randall Skeptical of the arguments put forth in Robert Duncan's long-awaited, post-humously published The H. D. Book , this review essay questions the elevation of Pre-Raphaelite, Aestheticist, and Decadent poetry that forms the basis of Duncan's revisionist canon—a revision in which Wallace...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 495.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Simone Roberts Julia Kristeva, trans. Brian O'Keeffe, Foreign Agents Series (Los Angeles,CA: Semiotext[e], 2002), 139 pp. Duke University Press 2005 LITTLE REVIEWS Lindsay Waters, Enemies of Promise: Publishing, Perishing, and the Eclipse of Scholarship (Chicago...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 512.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Simone Roberts Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar, eds., Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (New York: W. W. Norton, 2008), 734 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong with Democracy? From...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 158–159.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Simone Roberts Duke University Press 2004 LITTLE REVIEWS Hilary Putnam, The Collapse of the Fact-Value Distinction and Other Essays (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), 224 pp. Putnam is at his best when puncturing the balloons of philosophers who think of natural science as...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 540.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Simone Roberts Scott-Baumann Alison , Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion ( London : Continuum , 2010 ), 216 pp. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Amir Alexander, Duel at Dawn: Heroes, Martyrs, and the Rise of Modern Mathematics (Cambridge, MA: Harvard...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 383–384.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Simone Roberts Berlant Lauren , Cruel Optimism ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2011 ), 342 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Amy Knight Powell, Depositions: Scenes from the Late Medieval Church and the Modern Museum (New York...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2006) 12 (3): 524–525.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Simone Roberts Regina M. Schwartz, The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), 211 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure, and Punishment in...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 172–173.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Simone Roberts Catherine A. MacKinnon, Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006), 417 pp. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Gabriel Piterberg, An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play (Berkeley...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 144–145.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Simone Roberts Kearney Richard and Rizo-Patron Eileen , eds., Traversing the Heart: Journey of the Inter-religious Imagination ( Leiden : Brill , 2010 ), 502 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Robin Fox, The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 541–542.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Simone Roberts Joan Copjec, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002), 251 pp. Duke University Press 2003 LITTLE REVIEWS John H. Zammito, Kant, Herder, and the Birth of Anthropology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), 576 pp. Zammito’s powerful and original book is focused on “the pre...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2004) 10 (2): 364.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Simone Roberts Duke University Press 2004 LITTLE REVIEWS James Boyd White, The Edge of Meaning (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001), 296 pp. Not many people manage to put together the meaning of life and the meaning of sentences. But...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 497–498.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Robert E. Lerner Zachary Karabell, Peace Be upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence (New York: Knopf, 2007), 343 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (New York...