Reviews of postmedieval's inaugural issue, 'When did we become post/human?'

Larry Scanlon, The Medieval Review, 11.09.26

“I think it fair to say postmedieval has identified a significant lacuna in the field. Medieval Studies in general and Middle English literary studies in particular can definitely use another venue for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary, even anti-disciplinary scholarship.”

“In terms of what we might call quality and rigor in the traditional scholarly sense, this inaugural issue is truly very impressive. To the extent that the short essay format can bear comparison to other more traditional, long-form journals, I would say that even the toughest, most prestigious journals in the field would have been proud to bring out most of the pieces in this issue.”

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Louise D’Arcens, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 33 (2011), 349-53

“a new, strongly credentialized journal that aims not only to add to the store of knowledge but to reflect on the field’s critical directions, and to foster its participation in debates beyond its disciplinary borders.”

"Postmedieval is an energizing new addition to the adjacent fields of medieval and medievalism studies, and it will be fascinating to follow its development."

Mariusz Beclawski, Parergon 28.1 (2011), 248-50

“an impressive publication, with its eye-catching and well-chosen graphical design”

“The volume smartly tackles the idea of interrelations between ‘human’ and ‘post-human’, an investigation that is propelled by elaborate juxtapositions of true values with modern technological innovations.”

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Thomas Ertl, The Medieval History Journal 14.1 (2011), 129-31

doi: 10.1177/097194581001400106

“posthumanism will undoubtedly continue to play a role in medieval studies, and the first issue of Postmedieval will become one of the reference points of the further discussions. Appetite for more is quickened and so we will anticipate the following issues with curiosity.”

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