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Critical Theory Today: Stephen Greenblatt
Fri, May 5, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Stephen Greenblatt, author of the bestselling Shakespeare biography Will of the World, discusses his forthcoming book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, about “the most influential and successful story ever written.” One of the founders of New Historicism, an approach to criticism focused on literature’s historical context, Greenblatt is a Harvard professor whose many influential books include The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He gives the keynote talk of the Fictions of History conference.
Presented with the Critical Theory Certificate Program, the Writers’ Institute, and the Center for the Humanities.