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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 with Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship (Berkeley...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 292–305.
Published: 01 April 2011
... 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 we live in a...
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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 COMMON KNOWLEDGE 140...
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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 a...
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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 his own. Once upon a time he desired the younger dyke. He never...
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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 mental...
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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 2014 in at Gente’swho appeared funeral of characters microcosm the that suggestion a with book...
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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 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 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 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 404–439.
Published: 01 September 2017
... theory in order to escape the dominant influence of avant-garde movements in France. These Anglophone writers found in Russian exemplars a responsible, morally rigorous, and pragmatic, yet philosophically sophisticated, alternative to what they described as the amoral, superficial, and pretentious...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... “dynamic theory of history,” entails, in the context of The Education , making the distinction between auto-biography and autobiography, between a text generated by an “automaton” and one written by a person. Routed through a discussion of de Man's and Kierkegaard's conceptions of irony, this essay...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 April 2011
... about modernization and reform similar to the one that Toulmin advances in Return to Reason . Toulmin took a special, and evidently personal, delight in that novel's portrait of the shortcomings of intellectuals, for whom abstract theory and solidarity with other intellectuals count above all. Such...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Kermode that he wrote, in 1977, that, even if his own theory of spatial form were to be shown worthless, it would still have value in having provided some of the stimulus for Kermode to write The Sense of an Ending . © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Columns HIS SENSE OF AN ENDING In Memory of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 104–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Strathern's Hagen materials are considered in relation to the earlier Zambian studies of the “Manchester school” of anthropology and which addressed similar ethnographic materials. Strathern's work is regarded in this comment as bearing some similarity with current directions in actor-network theory, although...