Eleanor Shevlin and I thought it would be fun to do a brief collaborative reading session in mid-September about Sher’s terrific Enlightenment and the Book (Chicago, 2006; link includes 1-34). I’d like for us to do the Introduction “Toward a Book History of the Scottish Enlightenment” (1-40), ch. 1 “Composing the Scottish Enlightenment” (43-95), and Conclusion (597-609). We could assign the chunks to three people and do it over three days, and see if Sher wants to participate. How does that sound to everyone?
UPDATE: Great news! Rick Sher has agreed to participate. If anyone else wants to join in, contact me here or offline (at dmazella at uh.edu). I can also get pdfs to people if they can’t get access to the book for some reason. Those curious about the book should hit the link above, where the first thirty pages or so are excerpted.