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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 122.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sarah Spence Spearing A. C. , Medieval Autographies: The “I” of the Text . ( Notre Dame, IN : University of Notre Dame Press , 2012 ), 288 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 59–66.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Mary Harvey Doyno As part of a series of case studies titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” this essay asks how one can teach college students with little or no exposure to close reading, critical analysis, or the premodern world to read a text written c. 202 CE. An instructor at Sacramento State...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 221–230.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Philip Gossett; Robert Levin; Jeffrey Kallberg; Steven E. Jones; Martin Puchner; Tiffany Stern; Mark Franko; Roger Moseley This essay introduces a Common Knowledge symposium on the relationship between texts (for instance, musical scores or dramatic scripts) and performance in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 247–268.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Robert Levin Comparison of surviving texts of eighteenth-century composers, Bach and Mozart in particular, show that considerable latitude was granted to performers for extempore embellishment and cadenzas, not only in arias and concertos but in solo works as well. Amateurs required prepared...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 283–291.
Published: 01 April 2011
... process the infrastructural backbone of the game. Spore 's approach to the problem of building an asynchronous content-creation and content-sharing system aligned the video game with the most important trends in text-based digital humanities scholarship today. Thus this article compares video games and...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 488.
Published: 01 August 2008
...G. Thomas Tanselle Michael Hunter, Editing Early Modern Texts: An Introduction to Principles and Practice (Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 171 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 167.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Alastair Hamilton Grafton Anthony Most Glenn W. , eds., Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2016 ), 388 pp. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 239–255.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., a text on “the nobility of the Israelites,” was written by an Islamic scholar from Fez, Mahammad Ibn Zikri (c. 1665 – 1731). Ahmad al-Tijani (eighteenth century), another Sufi master, explains in a fourth text how all non-Muslims and even idol worshippers are embraced by God’s all-inclusive love. An...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 556–557.
Published: 01 August 2010
...G. Thomas Tanselle David Pearson, Books as History: The Importance of Books beyond Their Texts (London: British Library, 2008), 208 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Sarah McNamer, Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 292–305.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Martin Puchner In theater studies, the dramatic text tends to be treated as a remnant of an older and even old-fashioned type of theater that has now been replaced by a “post-dramatic” theater, answering only to the logic of performance. Against that view, the article argues for the continuing...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
... popular in peninsular India between the thirteenth and the eighteenth centuries in vernacular languages such as Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi. Secular and this-worldly in orientation, it can be broadly contrasted to the far better known body of texts on dharma , which are concerned to preserve a normative...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
... phenomenology. The new sign, a pair of quotation marks around a blank space, signfies the absence of any sign. Most generally, “ ” relates to the blank space that surrounds and underlies a text; by locating “ ” within the text, the margins are brought inside and can become the focus of attention. Not only the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of being associated with them, it seems unlikely that a narrative would be written or read by a practitioner of “ideal indifference” or by anyone averse on principle to initiative. But Gilbert White's text of 1789, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne comes as close to being a quietist...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... intervals, even I am a yogin. ” But what did he mean in saying so? Thoreau’s understanding of the term yoga derived entirely from ancient Indian texts. In the 1840s, he read avidly and empathetically in key Indic works such as the Laws of Manu and the Bhagavad Gita . Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s notion...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 April 2010
... contrasting texts (by Comte-Sponville, Kant, Serres, and Lovelock) in tandem, this article explores what an “objective morality” would look like, and it considers how to compare the Kantian axiology with the actor-network theory's possible definition of a thing-oriented morality. Especially important in this...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 446–473.
Published: 01 August 2013
... “imaginative forms” (“life as text”). Part 3 considers what Geertz might mean by describing text as a “dangerously unfocused term,” through discussing how bilingualism is negotiated in poetry. Three areas of vagueness are explored: the linguistic boundaries in a bilingual poem, the definition of a poem in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 296–336.
Published: 01 April 2014
... historiography, despite all claims to the contrary, is possible and valuable. In this monograph-length article, the texts of selected documents in the Adair Family Collection (Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch, call number 741) are set forth, often verbatim, and, though minutely contextualized, are...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... environment over eponym. The critical literature on the text has focused primarily on the formal or psychological bases of such practice in order to argue that Adams is behind, and thus exempt from, the book's paradoxical self-effacements. But for Adams the rationale for the impersonal, evacuated form of The...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 404–416.
Published: 01 August 2010
... relationship between texts and contexts. Most cultural theories, and all transcultural theories, confuse the relationship between texts and contexts, specifically misusing the idea of the conditions of possibility, while relying on various forms of personification. Bourbon both criticizes these ideas and also...