Henry Turner lecture

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Date/Time: Monday, November 18, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Henry Turner, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, will present a talk entitled “Universitas: On Corporations and Pluralism, 1516-2016” on Monday, November 18, 5:30 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Rm. 106, 95 Cushing Street. Turner’s talk examines the history of the "corporation" in 16th- and 17th- century England and the way it was taken up by literary writers, particularly More and Shakespeare. It considers the nature of corporate ontology and corporate personhood. The talk concludes by suggesting how a history of corporations could be generative for political theory, especially of a pluralist variety.