John Kenneth Noyes

Professor of German

Contact info

john.noyes@utoronto.ca

Office
University of Toronto
Odette Hall 304
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Phone 416-926-2344

Office Hours

TBA

Classes 2017 – 2018

GER 205H S German Literature 1, Tue 12-2 pm / Thu 12-1 pm
GER 320H F Age of Goethe, Wed 12-2 pm
GER 411H F Critical Theory, Wed 3-5 pm
CCR 199H F Common Humanity, Thu 10-12 noon
GER1480H S Goethe’s Faust, Wed 3-5 pm

Background

Ph.D. Cape Town 1989

Recent Fellowships and Awards

John K. Noyes, Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2015. Winner of Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for project The Legacy of Herder’s Theory of Cultural Difference and Universal Reason (2014)

Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Project: Global Citizenship and the Practice of Being Human. South African Visions and the legacy of Enlightenment (2016 and 2017)

Forthcoming

John K. Noyes, ed. Herder’s Essay on Being: A Translation and Critical Approaches. Camden House. Forthcoming 2017.

Recent Books

John K. Noyes, Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2015.

Hans Schulte, John K. Noyes, Pia Kleber (eds.). Goethe’s Faust – Theatre of Modernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011.

Recent Publications

“Eradicating the Orientalists: Goethe's Chinesisch-deutsche Jahres- und Tageszeiten.” Distant Readings: China in the German Enlightenment. Edited by Daniel Purdy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2016, 142-163.

“Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought. Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of my Voyage in the Year 1769.” Transfers. 6/3 (2016), 49–64.

“What does Cognition have to do with Imperialism? Reading the Essay On Being with On Diligence.” J.G. Herder. From Cognition to Cultural Science. Von der Erkenntnis zur Kulturwissenschaft. Heiderlberg: Synchron 2016.

“Herder’s Unsettling of the Distinction between Fact and Fiction.” Fact and Fiction. Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain. Edited by Christine Lehleiter. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2016, 155-74.

“Writing the Dialectical Structure of the Modern Subject. Goethe on World Literature and World Citizenship.” Seminar 51/2 (2015), 100-114 “Herder, Postcolonial Theory and the Antinomy of Universal Reason,” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 1/1 (2014), 107-122.

“Herder, Postcolonial Theory and the Antinomy of Universal Reason,” The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 1/1 (2014), 107-122.

“Space-Time Conversion and the Production of the Human.” Spatial Practices. Medieval/Modern. Edited by Markus Stock and Nicola Vöhringer. Göttingen: V & R 2014. 47-61.