Renaissance Prehistories of Taste, Singapore 2021

In July 2021 I'll be co-directing a seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress in Singapore with my colleague David Goldstein (York University, Canada), It's called "Renaissance Prehistories of Taste." Here's our description: “Taste” denotes both a sensory response and a capacity for aesthetic discernment. The first use of the term has been with us for as long as humans have possessed tongues. The second is commonly thought to have emerged in the eighteenth century, as a signature element of enlightenment philosophy developed by Kant, Hume, Rousseau, and others. The point at which the two notions of taste meet constitutes the boundary, porous and shifting, where the body encounters culture. T

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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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