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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and symptoms of Warburg's psychosis, which uncannily prefigure real historical terrors, this article represents the lecture as (in Warburg's words) a powerful “seismograph” of the European soul. Placing us at Warburg's writing desk at the pivotal moment of the author's cure-by-writing, the title page also...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., AND IDENTITY IN WOMEN’S WRITING Elizabeth Fox-Genovese This essay, for which there is no record of previous publication, was found in a single typescript copy among Elizabeth Fox-Genovese’s papers. No specific occasion or date of composition...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (2): 350.
Published: 01 April 2005
..., near despair, he pulls out the scribbled address of the Cambridge don he has been carrying about with him and writes to the man in the hope that he can somehow rescue him and bring him to England. The don, a somewhat elusive, hard-to-read fi gure—he is eventually banned from Burma—shows up...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 375–392.
Published: 01 August 2005
...David Cannadine Duke University Press 2005 Symposium: Imperial Trauma, Part 2 “BIG TENT” HISTORIOGRAPHY Transatlantic Obstacles and Opportunities in Writing the History of Empire David Cannadine Paradoxical though it may appear at fi...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 553–554.
Published: 01 August 2002
... his avenue into James as a moral one, since this is so decidedly one of James’s own first and last signposts. But Pippin clarifies how much James is writing in and about a his- torical moment when moral questions have, if not simply lost...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 117.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Simon Goldhill Mack Peter , Reading Old Books: Writing with Traditions ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2019 ), 255 pp. Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 Li tt le R ev ie w s 11 7Peter Mack, Reading Old Books: Writing with Traditions (Princeton, NJ...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Charles Sullivan Kafka Ben , The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork . ( New York : Zone Books , 2012 ), 208 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 321–334.
Published: 01 April 2011
... notation in the mind and the body, making of dance a form that places particular demands on the performer. Mark Franko 2011 Symposium: Between Text and Performance WRITING FOR THE BODY Notation, Reconstruction, and Reinvention in Dance Mark Franko...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (2): 307.
Published: 01 April 2006
...William Dalrymple Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture, and Identity (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005), 432 pp. © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 8–25.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to the essay in which the term was coined: “Art, as Device” (1917). This Common Knowledge guest column attempts to remedy the situation by introducing anglophone readers to some lesser-known, somewhat later writings of Shklovsky in which he returns to the concept of ostranenie and its cognitive and social...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 484–485.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Jeffrey M. Perl Kevin Binfield , ed., Writings of the Luddites . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2015 ), 279 + xxviii pp. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to review this book, he replied: “Luddites...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and theological matters, be “too hasty in our conclusions.” 3 The “very magnitude” of the “great mystery” of the Incarnation should encourage, Milton writes, the individual's mind to stand on “guard from the outset” against the tendency to make “rash or hasty assertions” and succumb to “the trivialities...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 514.
Published: 01 August 2009
...David Bromwich New Writings of William Hazlitt , ed. Duncan Wu, 2 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 672 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong with Democracy? From...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 163–164.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Keith Thomas; Jeffrey M. Perl This guest column comprises both a review of the English translation of Carlo Ginzburg’s book Threads and Traces: True False Fictive (2012) and some general comments on the merits and demerits of microhistory as a genre poised between historical writing and fiction...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... by dissident colleagues (for instance, Donald Davie in Purity of Diction in English Verse ) to write exclusively didactic poetry, and to write it with the logical, linear clarity and straightforward syntax of rigorous yet easily followed argumentative prose. In the triumphalist variant, professors...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Keith Thomas This guest column comprises both a review of the English translation of Carlo Ginzburg's book Threads and Traces: True False Fictive (2012) and some general comments on the merits and demerits of microhistory as a genre poised between historical writing and fiction. The column...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of recent vintage. In the days when postmodernism was a technical term used mainly by scholars of art and architecture—and indeed, decades before then—professional historians were grappling with the incapacity of facts to write themselves into a universally satisfying, single version of history. Successive...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 200–203.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Caroline Walker Bynum; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay is a parable that delivers a message of epistemological significance for teachers and students in historically based disciplines and religious studies. Bynum writes, anecdotally, of standing “for a long time” and “rejoicing” before Vermeer’s...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 501–524.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Alexander Solzhenitsyn; Jamey Gambrell; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay is a translated excerpt from the first volume of Solzhenitsyn’s controversial history of Russian-Jewish relations, Dvesti let vmeste: 1795 – 1995 , which was first published in Russian in 2001 and 2002. Solzhenitsyn writes from...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 216–223.
Published: 01 May 2022
...György Konrád; Jim Tucker Abstract Originally published in Common Knowledge 11, no. 2 (Fall 2005), this essay is reprinted in 2022 as the prelude to the first installment of a project titled “Antipolitics” and dedicated to the author's memory. “To really know” what a writer “is like,” Konrád writes...