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News of Research at the Institute Continued: GENEALOGY OF THE CRINOLINE… ‘Hegel’s Embarrassment’

As if the wealth of superficial analogies were not sufficiently dazzling anecdotal material for confirmed cultural materialists, the final insult to injury is added by the discovery that this myth of nuns and fossils makes its sorry way into Walter Scott’s scandalously underpowered long poem Marmion(1806): When Whitby’s nuns exalting told, Of thousand snakes, each […]