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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 306–320.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Tiffany Stern Songs in early modern playbooks—printed books of the plays of Shakespeare and other authors—differ from the surrounding dialogue in a number of ways. They are often in italic though the dialogue tends to be in roman lettering; and they are frequently topped with the heading “Song...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of Fang's career is on his development as a thinker on questions of politics and human rights. Though Fang never returned to China and, while living in the United States, kept his distance from dissident movements, he continued to develop intellectually in ways that made him, in later life, China's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of art history's unfolding as a process of remembrance (or Mnemosyne ). Yet Warburg himself did not write on architecture. The topic has also largely vanished from the pages of the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes , though in the past the journal has been the venue for influential...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
... classical tradition in English art, even though the method had limited relevance beyond the “neoclassical” period. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 WAR WORK English Art and the Warburg Institute Christy Anderson At the opening of the exhibition “English Art and the Mediterranean,” Sir...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 365–373.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., rudimentary structure; together with fellow cephalopoda and mollusks, it is even regarded as behaving “contrary to nature.” The moral that emerges from following this path is that Aristotle may be expressing here a deep conflict between two different models equally present in his work, though they are...
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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 January 2009) 15 (1): 97–153.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Alick Isaacs This memoir is a detailed and reflective (though highly subjective) account of the author's experiences in the summer of 2006. Starting with the outbreak of the Second Lebanese War, it moves on to describe his call-up and conscription, border service at the IDF outpost in Metulla and...
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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): 280–290.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., he returned to England, then moved back to Ireland where he had been born, and, after much discernment, converted to Roman Catholicism and became a Jesuit. He returned to India as a Jesuit missionary in 1901. In his remarkable though neglected autobiography, From Evangelical to Catholic by Way of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 411–422.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Colin Richmond The author here extends a dialogue with Jeffrey M. Perl, published in the Spring 2010 issue of Common Knowledge , under the title “`Decorate the Dungeon.'” That dialogue concerns whether Thomas More could have avoided martyrdom though he acted with heroic quietism during the...
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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): 267–291.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Toledo, of a boy who had ecstasies and visions in which he traveled to the Hereafter and received revelations. Though considered by his followers and also by the Inquisition a prophet of Muhammad, Agustin and his visions appear to have arisen in a context held in common with the Christian majority of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 506–517.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in northwest India. This transfer of technology and expertise took place even though Islam is (thought of as) fiercely resistant to alien religious influence. Religious pluralism appears to have been at work when creedal specifics were left blurry, vague, and unstipulated. © 2013 by Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2014
... intellectual life. But though the desire for peace, like any other, can be uncompromising, this one recoils from its own strength and requires indirect expression. One way, it is argued, to achieve indirection is to tamper with forms in which a strong position finds natural expression. Tampering, for instance...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 214–222.
Published: 01 April 2014
... meaning, and (e) the larger problem of what Simone Weil called “enslavement to one's own method.” What Jan Zwicky urges, and philosophically as well as poetically works toward, is, in Wittgenstein's terms, “a changed way of seeing,” though in her work the focus is specifically on a changed way of seeing...
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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): 331–335.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Greil Marcus The author, who lived in Berkeley, California during the disruptions of 1968, remembers the year as one of bad faith, though also of a sense of making history. He recalls the events of that year (and of 1964) in Berkeley, where he still lives, then moves out into related events in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 348–364.
Published: 01 August 2009
... courage by which, though they are open-ended, a man may count as acting bravely. It need not follow that he has adopted the best tactics. Yet he must have responded fittingly to danger. But how is that to be identified? “Ought”-judgments are to be understood contextually, with an implicit relativity to...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sidney Plotkin Though a radical critic of capitalist society, Thorstein Veblen was a political quietist. His ideas of social evolution, cultural lag, and predatory power help to explain why. Veblen saw the need for deep-seated social change but despaired of its chances. He was in crucial ways a...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 269–282.
Published: 01 April 2011
... form of strict counterpoint that at once evokes the notion of “machine music”—the leading line seems automatically to generate the following line—and produces relatively few textual variants that concern pitch. Variants in the realm of performing indications, though, occur frequently. Chopin worked...