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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 312–313.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Marjorie Perloff Phillips Tom , A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel , 6th ed. ( London : Thames and Hudson , 2017 ), 384 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2019
... first twenty-five years. Kermode had called for papers in the journal’s inaugural issue (1:1 [Spring 1992]: 5–6) on “the question of value” and was to a degree disappointed with the results. He had wanted the ensuing symposium to treat and even focus on axiology in the arts, but the papers answering his...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 501–524.
Published: 01 April 2019
... relations may proceed” on the basis of an honest and full accounting of history. In this excerpt he treats the immediate prerevolutionary period of the early twentieth century, drawing on the writings of a number of prominent commentators of that period, both Jewish and Russian. He argues that a combination...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Comparative studies are required to treat their objects as alike, at least in some crucial respects; relativism indicates the limits of this practice. Jensen argues that this seeming paradox is productive, as he moves across contexts, from Lévi-Strauss's analysis of comparison as an anthropological method...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Adam Michnik This memorial to Leszek Kołakowski by perhaps his most famous student—a cofounder of the Solidarity movement—treats Kołakowski's life story only in passing. Not a conventional eulogy, the essay runs extensively through several of the arguments Kołakowski made over the years that taught...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
... at” (acknowledge) things, some things bow back at me, and I must treat whatever bows back as if it were like me. Unlike James Lovelock, a passage from whose work they discuss, Hache and Latour understand this picture in a sense that is essentially “honorary.” The picture or premise they propose sets up, they admit...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... treated Tiepolo's work as unhealthy, lightweight, and bizarre, but this review supports Calasso's claim that his work is actually sober and moving. The review concludes that there are artists whom the narrow sensibility of standard art historians will never be able to accommodate, Tiepolo being only one...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
... they considered the extravagant, haughty, and corrupt aestheticism of French literary culture. Thus, these essays concern the interplay of xenophilia with xenophobia. Part 1 treats James's turn, commencing around 1875, to the example of Ivan Turgenev as a way of getting beyond the example of Flaubert...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 404–439.
Published: 01 September 2017
... aestheticism of French literary culture. Part 2 treats the poetry and criticism of the English “Movement” poet Donald Davie in light of his turn, in 1958, toward the example of Boris Pasternak as a way of escaping the influence of French Symbolist poetics and the post-Symbolist poetics of anglophone modernism...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of French literary culture. Part 3 treats the way in which certain American critics of the 1980s and 1990s, primarily the scholars of Russian literature Caryl Emerson and Gary Saul Morson, deployed their translations and studies of Mikhail Bakhtin’s literary theory to undercut the work of French...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
... this course, he has found of handling them. The changes demanded when teaching a Western Civilization class composed in large part of students from mainland China is treated as well. Western Civilization courses lecturing reading assignments historical thinking class management Copyright © 2018...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 204–219.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Anne Carson; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay in both literary criticism and negative theology treats three widely diverse cases of women who “had the nerve to enter a zone of absolute spiritual daring.” The three cases are of the poet Sappho (in seventh-century Greek antiquity), the mystic Margarite...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 63–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Manfred Frank; Ruth Morris; Barry Allen; Jeffrey M. Perl Frank in this article treats the disagreement between François Lyotard and Jürgen Habermas over whether there are arguments that cannot be decided rationally. Lyotard identifies rational undecidability as the “postmodern condition.” Habermas...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... The first part examines the notion of literary progress developed by Charles Perrault and Fontenelle, as well as the opposition to it by Boileau and other antiquarians, during the querelle des Anciens et des Modernes in the later seventeenth century. The second part treats the reception of those arguments...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Yaakov A. Mascetti Abstract The third and final installment of this book-length contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Contextualism—the Next Generation” treats two further writers in seventeenth-century England whose work is not representative of any stance or discourse that contextualist...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 419–489.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is that the condition among nonstate societies was and is neither one of permanent war nor one of permanent peace but one of permanent peacelessness . Nonstate societies recognize the danger of warfare and take measures to reduce its likelihood, or at least try to mitigate its destructiveness. This article treats...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 19–43.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... This interpretation arises from a recognition of the complexity of a story that on the one hand celebrates the triumphs of a heroic slave over his masters, but on the other hand suggests that such resistance can be contained if masters treat their slaves humanely. Numerous parallels are drawn with contemporaneous...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., the Greco-Roman world, medieval Europe, Africa, and Native America are examined to substantiate this claim. Premodern beliefs, moreover, about the consequences of killing are echoed in the symptoms of “moral injury” described by contemporary psychiatrists treating combat veterans, which suggests...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., then structuralism falls (as Vincent Descombes remarked) under Wittgenstein's objections to treating rules as causes. What this article shows, however, is that this reading of structuralism is misguided. The necessity and justification of introducing structural methods, first in linguistics and then in anthropology...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Charles M. Tung For much of the twentieth century, the discipline of literary studies has grappled with the question of how its generally sotto voce activity responds to a history that calls loudly for action. This essay treats the question of literature's quietism in relation to the problem...