“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Medieval and Early Modern Everything and Speculative Realism

Good news: Eileen Joy is going to steer work in speculative realism with reference to what she charmingly calls “this side of the so-called ‘Enlightenment’ divide.”

I came of scholarly age studying under the aegis of New Historicism and because of that, medievalists and early modern scholars in history and literature were my close colleagues at Oxford.

Recently I decided to give so-called “scholasticism” a go, because I think that label is part of a long history that sets up the correlationist moment circa 1800+.

So, good times!

1 comment:

Eileen Joy said...

Thanks much for this plug of the series. Good times, indeed.