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Common Knowledge (1 April 2008) 14 (2): 258–269.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Wayne Andersen © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Devalued Currency, Part 2 why disinterest is still interesting The Case of Roger Fry Wayne Andersen Insofar as taste can be changed by one man...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 161.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., W. W. Greg, and Fredson Bowers is “still utilized today to a certain extent in courses on bibliographic methods.” The implication (an inac- curate one) is that the tradition is dead, except as it lingers in certain courses (which must themselves be of doubtful value). If the editors had...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 527–540.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Lori Baker Duke University Press 2003 not for sale STILL LIFE Lori Baker In my family we are all photographers. In the same way that some families grav- itate to the courtroom or the operating theater, we are drawn to the enlarger, the stop bath, and the proof print. Our thumbs...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 512.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Clark Davis Iyer Pico , The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere . ( New York : Simon and Schuster , 2014 ), 80 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... narrative as is conceivable. Describing the environment of a single English parish, White's text places stillness on exhibit as an indication of commitment to an ethics of self-unregarding attentiveness. But the stillness of Selborne , King argues, is a conspicuous stillness—a practice of being still in...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works are...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 32–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Elizabeth Sears Aby Warburg's Nachlass , the heart of the Warburg Institute Archive, is complemented by other large holdings which are no less remarkable. Quietly accumulating over the decades, still only provisionally cataloged, the vast corpus of letters filed as “General Correspondence” reveals...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... illuminates the legacy of Warburg's Library, today at the core of the Warburg Institute in London, since the crisis that the page documents — larger than Warburg's personal one — still lies at the heart of humanistic scholarship as it attempts to grasp the essence of what it means to be human. © 2012 by...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... has been transformed from a private collection containing around 15,000 books in 1911 to a public institution today housing over 350,000 volumes, while still maintaining its unique character. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 UNPACKING THE WARBURG LIBRARY Jill Kraye In his famous...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., but also, and more radically, the security of a traditional sense of who and where he was. His infinite universe terrified a thinker as unconventional as Johannes Kepler, and still more it terrified the Inquisition. For Bruno himself, the excitement of this infinitely expanded vision of the cosmos was...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 445–471.
Published: 01 August 2008
... modernism are still pursued and reimagined as timeless principles in the building of new housing communities, recycled and reconstituted to meet the dreams and desires of the public—a utopia that is both avant-garde and kitsch. Duke University Press 2008 Symposium...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., transforming Emersonian waiting into Bartleby's catatonic stillness. Emerson's waiting for inspiration becomes the copyist's quiet demand that his employer wait with him rather than use charitable actions to free himself from the burden Bartleby imposes. Bartleby obstructs the lawyer's ideas of improvement as...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 381–395.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... On islands of stability, Cartesian dualism is simply true: humanity achieves command over entities that reliably serve our will. Still, while our worlds are built on them, their stability is not complete. To remain on islands of stability requires continual constructive work, and sometimes we fall...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 8–25.
Published: 01 January 2018
... functions. While “Art, as Device” is in itself ambiguous, a look at Shklovsky’s reconsiderations renders matters still more complex, though arguably also more productive. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Viktor Shklovsky Russian Formalism ostranenie defamiliarization estrangement...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Western Europe seemed to graduate students to represent a kind of “other.” Recently the European Middle Ages has come to seem familiar, and medievalists, still in search of the unfamiliar, have reached beyond the borders of Western Europe and the type of documents traditionally studied to research new...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... speculates that, while in fiction an accommodation with modernism has been reached, an equivalent achievement still awaits in poetry. Among writers of fiction, a type that Susan Sontag called the “good-humored, sweet Beckett” has arisen to combine the axiology of modernism with the democratic ethics of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Yuri Tynianov Yuri Tynianov’s seminal 1924 review of contemporary poetry discusses the work of many bright lights of the early Soviet avant-garde, as well as the prerevolutionary modernist poets who were still a presence in literature of the 1920s: his subjects include Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Esenin...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 172–192.
Published: 01 January 2014
... they were once taken to be — and given that the conditions of possibility for purity are, in any case, in decline — this list and its supporting case studies, while not meant to be definitive, are offered as a way of understanding how practices that do not cohere may still function and fit together...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 211–219.
Published: 01 May 2016
... massacre. The two novelists pose the issues in ways that shed light on a question still relevant today. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 kenosis Tolstoy Dostoevsky military intervention Soviet ethics self-overhearing Symposium: Peace by Other Means, Part 6...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... yoga, whose macrohistory comprises a global case of xenophilia, beginning with Vivekananda's address at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago and still ongoing today. Before that watershed speech in 1893, however, indigenous scholars were translating Sanskrit texts into Bengali as part of an...