UH Manoa Distinguished Lecture Series features Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
David Baker, 956-9405
English Department
Posted: Apr 9, 2008

Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt will be featured in the UH Mānoa Distinguished Lecture Series on April 24 and 25. Greenblatt is one of the most distinguished and well recognized literary scholars in America. His most popular work is Will in the World, a biography of William Shakespeare that was on the New York Times Best Seller list for nine weeks. He is regarded as one of the founders of New Historicism, an influential critical movement that he named.

Events are:

· Thursday, April 24: Public lecture: "Cultural Mobility: The Strange Case of Shakespeare's Cardenio," 7:00 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom, UH Mānoa

· Friday, April 25: Seminar: "Shakespearean Beauty Marks," 3 p.m., Architecture Auditorium, UH Mānoa

Among his numerous books are: Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare (1980), Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England (1988), Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture (1990), Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (1991), and Hamlet in Purgatory (2001). He is a co-editor of The Norton Shakespeare (1997).

Honors have included a Fulbright scholarship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and, recently, the Erasmus Institute Prize and the Mellon Distinguished Humanist Award.

The events are cosponsored by the Department of English, UH Mānoa.

For more information, visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dls/