Henry S. Turner

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Winter 2015


I am on sabbatical during the upcoming academic year and will back teaching at Rutgers in September 2015.

From February 5 – 7, I’ll be at the 21st annual ACMRS conference at ASU, giving a keynote talk on corporations and common action in the early modern period and today.

On February 11th, I’ll be speaking with Sarah Barringer Gordon (Law and History, U Penn) at the West Coast Law and Literature Conference at USC’s Center for Law, History and Culture (USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Lounge, Rm. 433, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM).

Check the “Ongoing and Upcoming” page for more information about ongoing projects, upcoming events, and the PhD graduate program in English Literature at Rutgers.

Now in print: Early Modern Theatricality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), ed. Henry S. Turner. Twenty-nine full-length, original essays on the formal, historical, and philosophical dimensions of the stage. 624 pages, 25 illustrations, an Index of Plays cited, and a General Index. Stage, Interiority, Off-Stage, Scene, Lines, Source, Intertheatricality…: visit the site for the book here.

If you’re interested in the history and theory of corporations, take a look at a new research project I’ve started and find out how to join: The Society for the Arts of Corporation.

An essay on Francis Bacon’s “political biology” has just appeared in JEMCS: on his approach to ideas about the “common” and the “collective,” on the definition of notions, axioms, and forms, and on induction as an experimental philosophy for concepts. For a special issue of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (JEMCS) on “Commons and Collectivities: Renaissance Political Ecologies,” ed. Emily Shortslef and Bryan Lowrance, 13.3 (Summer 2013): 7-32.  With essays by Crystal Bartolovich, Drew Daniel, Steve Menz, and Emily Shortslef.


The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics and the Practical Spatial Arts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) is now in paperback. Read a description of the book with excerpts from reviews.


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