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Censorship, knowledge and the academy
in Rethinking the university
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Michael Holquist questions simple-minded notions of censorship as epitomising a struggle between opposed forces locked in a contest of wills. One of the places where questions of censorship have been raised most interestingly in recent times is Renaissance studies, which has itself been taken by many modern critics to provide a forum for larger arguments of contemporary relevance. Seeing censorship as a constitutive feature of emergent 'modern' forms of legitimation, the author's reading of New Atlantis will necessarily place an emphasis on the productive or enabling role that censorship has in the formation of knowledge. New Atlantis forces a reconsideration of the boundaries of the academy in the modern context, suggesting that the instability of institutional limits may be longstanding and functional rather than symptomatic of a sudden crisis, a new moment of breakdown.

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