Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize winner and Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, will be featured as the 2014 IHR Distinguished Lecturer. One of the founders of “new historicism,” Greenblatt contributes prominent scholarship that emphasizes a literary work’s original history and context while seeking connections to the present. He has published 12 books and is the editor of seven collections of criticism. His accolades include the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, two Guggenheim Fellowships and Harvard University’s Cabot Fellowship. Greenblatt’s 2004 book on the life of William Shakespeare, “Will in the World,” remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for nine weeks. He has been a visiting professor in Paris, Bologna, London, Beijing, Kyoto, Torino, Trieste and Florence.
partner: Institute for Humanities Research
Pulitzer Prize-winner and Harvard professor
4:30 p.m. – reception
5:30 p.m. – program
complimentary admission, registration required; complimentary parking for preregistered PEP members
ASU Tempe Campus
Tempe, AZ 85281