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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Rom Harré; Nikki Slocum Duke University Press 2003 CK 9.1-08 Harré/Slocum 10/31/02 10:35 AM Page 100 DISPUTES AS COMPLEX SOCIAL EVENTS On the Uses of Positioning Theory Rom Harré and Nikki Slocum...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 463–487.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Nancy J. Chodorow Duke University Press 2003 FROM BEHIND THE COUCH Uncertainty and Indeterminacy in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice Nancy J. Chodorow As both a theory and a practice, psychoanalysis is directed toward self-under- standing, yet its premise is that most of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 315–317.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Prakash Kona © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 not for sale FICTION AND POETRY THE NARRATOR’S THEORY OF SWEETNESS Prakash Kona The narrator is not a figment of the author’s imagination but a reality standing on...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 517.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Barry Allen Howard Risatti, A Theory of Craft: Function and Aesthetic Expression (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007), 327 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 292–305.
Published: 01 April 2011
.... Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Between Text and Performance DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE Toward a Theory of Adaptation Martin Puchner There exists today the idea that the dramatic text is less important than it used to be, that...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 140.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Ardis Butterfield Johnson Eleanor , Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve . ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 ), 264 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 61–81.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Galin Tihanov Duke University Press 2004 WHY DID MODERN LITERARY THEORY ORIGINATE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE? (And Why Is It Now Dead?) Galin Tihanov At the outset of the twenty-first century, we seem at last positioned to recognize and admit the demise of literary theory as...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 111.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Bruce Krajewski Felsch Philipp , Der lange Sommer der Theorie: Geschichte einer Revolte, 1960–1990 . ( Munich : C. H. Beck , 2015 ), 327 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 404–416.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Brett Bourbon The academic dominance of cultural studies and the increasing interest and significance of cultural conflict in our world has encouraged various theories of culture, the most pervasive being theories of transculture and hybrid cultural forms and entities. In this guest column, Bourbon...
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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 August 2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Mikhail Epstein In this guest column, Epstein offers “a new sign” that, he argues, resolves difficulties that have arisen in many theories and practices, including linguistics, semiotics, literary theory, poetics, aesthetics, ecology, ecophilology, eco-ethics, metaphysics, theology, psychology, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Noa Halevy This third installment in a chronologically arranged, three-part sequence concludes the author’s examination of Anglo-American literati who, in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries, turned—in acts of combined xenophilia and xenophobia—to Russian literature and literary theory in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... inseparable from questions of theory and method. This essay engages some recent experimental, postcritical responses as formulated by scholars in the fields of anthropology and STS (science, technology, and society). Following decades of reflexive debates and changing institutional and disciplinary...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... frequently avoided coming to grips with his distinctions between theory and pragmatism, science and politics, which lie at the heart of his political refusal. Theory and science push toward reasonable explanations and accounts of things; pragmatic and predatory political actors apply “worldly wisdom” to the...
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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 April 2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
... peacekeeping, by the encouragement of positive feelings toward out-groups, and the author of this essay responds by showing how the Freudian theory of ambivalence and the history of literature on which Freud drew in constructing it support Pittinsky's viewpoint. Enemies regularly fall in love, above all in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
... theory to escape the otherwise inevitable influence of French avant-garde literary movements. These writers—Henry James in part 1, Donald Davie in part 2, and the “American Bakhtinian” critics in part 3—found in Russian examples a responsible yet radical and morally oriented alternative to what they...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
... culture amounted to a great psychomachia of the astra (concepts) and the monstra (chaos), as Warburg said, the war was for him a direct test of his theory (or Kulturwissenschaft ). It should be no surprise, then, that between 1914 and 1918 he should assemble a large iconographic collection of materials...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in his studies in Cracow he became aware of the importance of architectural symbolism, via the friendship of his Cracow tutor, Lech Kalinowski, with Erwin Panofsky. As a corrective to Panofsky's idealist notion of the architectural symbol, the author was introduced to Richard Krautheimer's theory of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Clark Davis In his meditation on Emerson's self-reliance, George Kateb argues that Emerson's entrance into antislavery politics, particularly his calls for collective mobilization, constitutes a “deviation from his theory of self-reliance, not its transformation.” Though Emerson often imagines a...