Over at my other digs, I’m hosting a book event on Jenny Davidson’s new book. Many of you will (or should) be familiar with her from her blog Light Reading, which is like Arts & Letters Daily, only good. You can read three-ish chapters of Breeding online, and you should—especially if you’re a fan of John McPhee.

I’m contributing a couple of posts, all of which relate to what Eric said about my work way back when: that there’s a way in which intellectual history straddles the border between literary studies and history, and that you historians have an obligation to make sure us literary rubes do a decent job of it. (I’m paraphrasing.)