The Early Modern Commons

Shaping Sense: The Paramaterial Phantasy

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“Objet petit a”: More Senseshaper Woodcuts from the Void. Enjoy!

18 November 2017

After a long period in which I let this blog grow fallow, you get two posts in one day! As I sat down to finish up my earlier post on Ficino and the material, mutual gaze, I realized...

“Double bewitchment”: Love-Beams, the Mutual Gaze, and the Interpenetrating Visions of Marsilio Ficino’s De Amore

18 November 2017

I have been arguing for a medieval and early modern paramaterial phantasy which paradoxically positioned the phantasy and its spirits somewhere between the material and the immaterial,...

Donald Trump Woodcut: Megalomanicus Logorrheus

4 February 2017

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I was asked on Twitter to share my Donald Trump woodcut: Megalomanicus Logorrheus. If not used for profit, feel free to use...

“Their phantasies differ”: The Phantasy in Raleigh’s translation of Sextus Empiricus

3 May 2014

The “Sceptick,” first published in 1651 and attributed to Sir Walter Raleigh, offers one of the first known English translations, albeit unacknowledged, of portions of Sextus Empiricus’...