John Kenneth Noyes

Professor of German
Extraordinary Professor, Modern Foreign Languages, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Contact info

john.noyes@utoronto.ca

Office
University of Toronto
Odette Hall 304
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3L5

Phone 416-926-2344

Office Hours

To be announced

Classes 2019 – 2020

Classes 2019 – 2020
GER196H Fall Automata - Tue 10-12
GER270H Fall Narratives of the Body - Wed 4-6
GER100H Introduction to German - Tue 2-4; Thu 2-4

I'm on leave in spring 2020

Background

Ph.D. Cape Town 1989

Recent Fellowships and Awards

Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Project: Global Humanities (2020 and 2021)

Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada Insight Grant for the project "Goethe's World" (2018)

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)

Recent Books

John K. Noyes, ed. Herder’s Essay on Being: A Translation and Critical Approaches. Rochester: Camden House 2018.

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

“Literatur, Wahrheit, Menschsein,” Literaturwissenschaften in der Krise. Zur Rolle und Relevanz literarischer Praktiken in globalen Krisenzeiten. Edited by Anya Heise-von der Lippe and Russell West-Pavlov (Tübingen: Narr 2018), 41-8.

“Peter Höner’s Africa Novels.” Kulturbegegnung und Kulturkonflikt im (post-) kolonialen Kriminalroman. Edited by Michaela Holdenried, Barbara Korte & Carlotta von Maltzan. Bern etc.: Peter Lang 2017, pp. 137-151.

“Postkoloniales Begehren,” Handbuch Postkolonialismus und Literatur. Edited by Dirk Göttsche, Axel Dunker, Gabriele Dürbeck. Stuttgart: Metzler 2017, pp. 165-167.

“Nomadismus.” Handbuch Postkolonialismus und Literatur. Edited by Dirk Göttsche, Axel Dunker, Gabriele Dürbeck. Stuttgart: Metzler 2017, pp. 197-200.

“Goethe and the Cartographic Representation of Nature around 1800,” Literature and Cartography. Theories, Histories, Genres. Edited by Anders Engberg-Pedersen (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press 2017), 253-78.

“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. Heidelberg: 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