Law and Ecology: Literary and Philosophical Perspectives

On March 27, 2019, I'll be directing an invited seminar for PhD researchers at Ghent University in Belgium. The seminar is called "Law and Ecology: Literary and Philosophical Perspectives." Here's what we'll be thinking about: The Anglo-American legal tradition is fundamentally anthropocentric and individualist. As the legal philosopher Desmond Manderson observes, criminal law, contract law, property law, and even constitutional law all start “with the assumed primacy of ‘I’,” the “I” which is independent and autonomous, born with a set of natural, unassailable rights to life, liberty, and property. Both Thomas Hobbes and John Locke believed that humans were by nature independent and self-go

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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

 

TEACHING

Kesterson Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, 2012


Professor of the Year Award, 2012

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