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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Philip Gossett This article—part of a Common Knowledge symposium titled “Between Text and Performance”—argues that the publication of a new edition of Il barbiere di Siviglia in Works of Gioachino Rossini (Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel) offers an excellent opportunity to reflect upon the written text...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 151–152.
Published: 01 January 2010
...G. Thomas Tanselle Roger Chartier, Inscription and Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century , trans. Arthur Goldhammer (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 216 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 August 2020
... questions whether the English written over the Irish in this play and the lieutenant’s desire written over the objects of his love obscure enough of the other’s otherness to render his xenophilia no longer viable. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 xenophilia translation theory Irish...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 331–342.
Published: 01 September 2022
...György Konrád; Peter Sherwood Abstract In this autobiographical essay, written in 2018 and previously unpublished, the late György Konrád intertwines his memories as a child during World War II with more theoretical reflections (and unanswered questions) on the war, its repercussions, its lessons...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Matthew A. Taylor Written exclusively in the third-person by a narrator who repeatedly refers to “Henry Adams” as “passive,” “submissive,” and “a helpless victim” in relation to the “forces” in the world that form him, The Education of Henry Adams attenuates both author and subject by valuing...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in paradigm, whereas a scientist who resists will effectively disappear. Thus, the Morte Darthur set the terms for modern literature in English by holding fast to those of the Middle Ages. This essay argues that Malory was “modern” in that the Morte Darthur would not have been written except for the events...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Orville Schell This essay, written in memory of the Chinese astrophysicist and dissident Fang Lizhi, reexamines the period in Fang's life when he was vice president of the University of Science and Technology of China and, because of his activities as an educational and political reformer, came...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Caroline Walker Bynum Written two days after the women's march in New York on January 21, 2017, this essay — a guest column in Common Knowledge — describes the event and emphasizes two aspects: its multi-issue focus and its response to the denigration of women's expertise represented in much...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 239–255.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., a text on “the nobility of the Israelites,” was written by an Islamic scholar from Fez, Mahammad Ibn Zikri (c. 1665 – 1731). Ahmad al-Tijani (eighteenth century), another Sufi master, explains in a fourth text how all non-Muslims and even idol worshippers are embraced by God’s all-inclusive love...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 192–199.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Julia Kristeva; Jeffrey M. Perl Written originally as part of a Common Knowledge symposium (2007) responding to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s homily against relativism, which was delivered immediately before his election as pope, this essay describes a reactionary German intellectual current...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 204–219.
Published: 01 April 2019
... repressed or fake” by many readers of both her work and the biographies written about her. Marguerite Porete was condemned at trial for being not only a heretic but also a pseudo-mulier —a “fake woman”—while “Sappho’s ancient biographers tried to discredit her seriousness by assuring us she lived a life...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 233–258.
Published: 01 April 2019
... one during the rite of shikinen sengū , the Jingū paradigm itself never changes and never ages. The author confirms Perl’s conclusion by examining the politicized scholarship, written since the 1970s, maintaining that Shinto is a faux religion invented prior to World War II as a means of unifying...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Maya Jasanoff; Jeffrey M. Perl Written in an effort “to frame questions of culture and power in different terms” from those of Edward Said, this case study of Ottoman Alexandria before the French invasion in 1798 (identified by Said as the “launchpad of modern Orientalism”) reveals “lines between...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 86–103.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Michiko Urita This autobiographical, sociological, and musicological essay, written for a symposium on xenophilia, concerns how the love of a foreign culture can lead to a better understanding and renewed love of one’s own. The author, a Japanese musicologist, studied Hindustani music with North...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 206–215.
Published: 01 May 2022
... applications for the arguments of his book Antipolitics , published in 1982 in Hungarian. Although written under Cold War conditions and to that extent dated, the book is directed against politics and politicians as such: “What Machiavelli's Prince is to would‐be rulers, Antipolitics should be for those...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 374–379.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Eugene Ostashevsky “The Case of `The Yellow Notebook'” contains reminiscences of Wittgenstein's conversations with the philosopher Tatiana Gornshteyn (1904-80) on his visit to Leningrad in 1935. The reminiscences are contained in a document written by her daughter Ludmila. It records a story about...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 484–509.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of shikinen sengū , the Jingū paradigm itself never changes and never ages. The author confirms Perl's conclusion by examining the politicized scholarship, written since the 1970s, maintaining that Shinto is a faux religion, invented prior to World War II as a means of unifying Japan behind government...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in a biographical and political context that the book does not emphasize, and by explaining the “plot” of the book, Rottenburg emphasizes that Far-Fetched Facts was intentionally and principally written from a perspective that does not allow the maintenance of a clear-cut distinction between fact and value...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 171–177.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Caroline Walker Bynum Caroline Walker Bynum has written extensively about medieval religious objects and about the background to medieval understandings of materiality in theology, natural philosophy, and science. Here she turns to a very different consideration of objects, asking how they reflect...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
...William M. Chace This guest column, written by a former president of Emory University, examines arguments made by Jonathan Cole, a former provost of Columbia, in his book The Great American University . Cole illustrates his history of the modern American research university with a vivid comparison...