Jessica L. Wolfe is professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of the program in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of "Homer and the Question of Strife from Erasmus to Hobbes" (2015), published by University of Toronto Press, and "Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature" (2004), available from Cambridge University Press.

Thomas Browne and His World

The idiosyncratic physician, essayist, and naturalist Thomas Browne (1605–82) produced a diverse body of writings that reveal a cornucopian range of interests at once scientific and religious: burial practices and mortality (Urn-Burial), the geometrical patterning of nature (Garden of Cyrus), and the perpetuation of errors and falsehoods across various disciplines … Continue reading