Professor Turner is the author of The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580-1630 (Oxford, 2006) and the editor of The Culture of Capital: Property, Cities, and Knowledge in Early Modern England (Routledge, 2002).
Professor Turner has recently completed Shakespeare’s Double Helix, a contribution to the “Shakespeare Now!” series published by Continuum Press (February 2008). He is currently at work on several projects: The Corporate Commonwealth, a book-length study of the concept of the “corporation,” including early modern philosophies of industry, technology, and economy and their relationship to notions of political community and political subjectivity; assorted essays on narration and value in Richard Hakluyt, on 16th century humanism and economic thought, and on Shakespeare, cybernetics, and posthuman “life”; and a special issue of Configurations: Journal of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts devoted to “Mathematics and the Imagination,” guest-edited with Arielle Saiber (Italian, Bowdoin College).
At Rutgers, Professor Turner teaches courses on Renaissance drama and theories of everyday life, on French Structuralism and its legacy, on Ben Jonson, and on philosophies of “Life” from Plato to the present. He currently directs the Program in Early Modern Studies (PEMS) at the CCA.