Emma Campbell has an excellent review essay on that subject in the Journal of Romance Studies 4:3 (2004). She looks closely at six recent monographs or collections of essays which attempt to stretch the geographical boundaries of the western Middle Ages, paying special attention to gender studies and postcolonial theory.
I had a difficult time tracking down the volume, but am happy I did. I now have a .pdf version. If you'd like a copy, let me know [jeffreyjeromecohen [at] gmail [dot] com]
Readers who value their internet privacy will be interested to know that prime.tops.gwu.edu:https is spying on the traffic to and from this blog. This server is connecting to your computer.
Confirmation of this was achieved using TCPView.exe (available from microsoft.com), which is a handy little executable that shows all connections to your computer. Try it, you'll see what I'm describing. You can also open your command line window and enter "netstat" and that will show connections.
What is interesting is that the prime.tops.gwu.edu connection will remain after you move to another www page.
Spying of this sort is reprehensible, and, fortunately, easily subverted.
If you have a firewall (which you should have!), set it to block out this range of IPs:
18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124
This will prevent that server from connecting to your computer and monitoring your traffic.
This will absolutely no effect on your access to this page (which resides on a different server--web.bloglines.com).
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