Extraordinary Professor, Modern Foreign Languages, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
University of Toronto
Odette Hall 304
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Thursday 1-3 pm
or by appointment
Classes 2018 – 2019
GER 240H Fall German Drama in Translation - Thursday 10-12
GER 338H Fall Narratives of the Body - Wednesday 4-6
GER 425 H Spring Romanticism - Wednesday 2-4
JGC1740 F Humans and Things - Monday 4-6
CCR199 H S Common Humanity - Monday 2-4
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)
John K. Noyes, ed. Herder’s Essay on Being: A Translation and Critical Approaches. Camden House. Forthcoming 2017.
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.
“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.