zaterdag 27 december 2014

Another Review of "A New History of the Humanities"

Here’s another review essay of the English translation of my book by Seth Lerer in Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies (2014) 5, pp. 502–516:

"Bod’s history of the humanities is thus, in some sense, a history of ‘theory’ in its various forms: that is, a story of how forms of human expression were recognized to be linguistic and how recognitions of patterns, systematizations of structure and arguments for historical progression framed themselves within this broadly linguistic approach. But Bod is no theoretical relativist. The telos of his book is not just to write a story, but to make a case for the humanities as a discipline of progress.”

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