Henry S. Turner

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Fall 2014


I am on sabbatical during the upcoming academic year and will back teaching at Rutgers in September 2015. Check the “Ongoing and Upcoming” page for information about my 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. Oxford 21st Century Approaches to Literature Series. 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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