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Owen Kane

Research Interests

Renaissance and Early Modern Literature, Media Studies, Aesthetics/Politics, Virtue and Dignity Politics, The Renaissance Arctic, The Reformation

Awards and Recognition
Congress Graduate Merit Award, Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS D SSHRC Scholarship
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship
Ontario Graduate Scholarship

“Decorum and the early modern political imagination”: The notion of the appropriate has a commanding place in civil and human rights today. I am writing about the early development of this notion in the form of an aesthetic discourse in Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Milton, in their exploration of the ways a work of art or a liberal-minded society are held together.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.