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Part of the strategic critical impartance of the Middle Ages in the BABEL Working Group’s discussions around the “historically vexed terms, human, humanity, humanism, and the humanities”¹ is the challenge the medieval poses to those schemes of periodization implicitly at work in theories of the modern (e.g., Renaissance humanism as a rupture with the medieval) and of the postmodern (e.g., the posthuman as a rupture with the humanist subject of Enlightenment). ...
Johnson, Michael A. (2016). Humanist Waste. In Seaman, M., & Joy, Eileen A. (Eds.), Fragments for a History of a Vanishing Humanism, 151-174. The Ohio State University Press.