by KARL STEEL
published my gargantuan review of Laurie Shannon's The Accommodated Animal. It's an important book, well worth reading for its collection of texts and superb close readings, and? but? it makes a strong argument for a real break between Montaigne and Descartes.
No surprise, I have things to say about periods and periodicity over at Upstart, and am delighted to be able to do so, slyly, as a medievalist among the Renaissance scholars. Let my giant book review essay clumsily join conversations like this and this and this, and let's wonder about the delightful perversity of claiming Shakespeare, more or less deliberately, for the Middle Ages.
And while you're here, get into this post about the crowd-reviewed COMIC MEDIEVALISMS issue of postmedieval. Join in, you, to help foster a better model of peer review.