Renaissance Personhood: Materiality, Taxonomy, Process

My edited collection, Renaissance Personhood: Materiality, Taxonomy, Process, will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2019. It features essays by John Michael Archer, Amanda Bailey, Joseph Campana, Kevin Curran, Holly Dugan, David Goldstein, Colby Gordon, Wendy Beth Hyman, Stephanie Elsky, Gregory Kneidel, and Luke Wilson. Below is short description. At the heart of Renaissance Personhood is a simple but neglected question: What did it mean to be a “person” in Renaissance England? We know there was a basic legal conception of personhood available at least since Magna Carta (1215), a baseline guarantee that no free man could be harmed save in accordance with the law of the land. Th

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Distinguished International Visiting Fellow, Australian Research Council’s Center for the History of Emotions, 2017


Short-Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2011


Pforzheimer Fellowship in Renaissance Studies at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2009      


Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007        


FQRSC Collaborative Research Grant for the McGill Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, 2007-10


Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, 2006


Short-Term Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2005


Richard H. Tomlinson Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2005-07, McGill University


Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship, 2001-05



Kesterson Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, 2012

Professor of the Year Award, 2012

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