Stephen Greenblatt, American Literary Critic

“Shakespeare and the Ethics of Authority”
Avenali Lecture
Photo of Stephen Greenblatt.
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
United States

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. His areas of specialization include Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century English literature, the literature of travel and exploration, and literary theory. Greenblatt’s many publications include Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; and Three Modern Satirists: Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley.

Professor Greenblatt serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals and is an editor and co-founder of Representations. His work has received many literary prizes, and his research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim, Fulbright, Howard and Kyoto University Foundations, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a permanent fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and has served as president of the Modern Language Association.