King’s Carnegie Professor Dr. Ronald Huebert has been given the Lifetime Achievement award by the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS). Dr. Huebert received the award at the society’s annual dinner on May 29.
“I’ve been lucky to be a member of the Department of English at Dalhousie University for almost my whole career, a department in which my agenda has been fostered and encouraged,” said Dr. Huebert. “I was offered another kind of collegial encouragement and support at King’s.”
King’s students may know Dr. Huebert best for his celebrated Foundation Year Programme lectures on Shakespeare’s works, Montaigne’s essays, and Humanism. He has written extensively on renaissance theatre and the early modern period in general, and in 2016 he published a book entitled Privacy in the Age of Shakespeare.
Dr. Huebert’s current research focuses on spectatorship in early modern theatre. In 2013, at the CSRS annual Congress event, he organized two sessions on the subject. In 2004 he was awarded the Montaigne Prize for the best submission based on a paper presented at the annual meeting by a non-student member.
Dr. Huebert has taught in the Dalhousie English Department since 1986 and is a former chair (1992-95). He joined King’s as a Carnegie Professor of English in 1999, and has taught in the Foundation Year Programme and the Early Modern Studies programme.