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Stephen Greenblatt (Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University) talks about Shakespeare's skills at oblique politics and their relevance to our own times.
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Shakespeare, Politics, and Power

Lecture / Venue: IBZ, Amalienstr. 38, 80799 München / Free admission / Please register at reservierung@amerikahaus.de

 

Venue
IBZ München - Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft
Amalienstraße 38
80799 München


Throughout his career, William Shakespeare returned again and again to questions that haunted him: how it is possible for seemingly stable societies to fall into the hands of disastrous leaders? Why do communities of free men and women, people who have every reason to look out for their own interests, succumb to those who have no regard for the common good? What makes whole nations vulnerable to what Lord Byron, describing Napoleon, calls a Desolator? Shakespeare had to be careful: in his world, as in modern totalitarian states, there was no freedom of expression. But he developed exceptional skills at oblique politics, and the answers he proposed have exceptional relevance to our own times.

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is the author of fourteen books, General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and of The Norton Shakespeare, has edited seven collections of criticism, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. He was named the 2016 Holberg Prize Laureate and his honors include the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation.  

Welcome: Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, Bavarian American Academy (BAA) and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Tobias Döring, LMU, Munich
Respondent: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich

Organizer: Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with LMU Munich and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

Contact: Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm

 


(Photo: Stephen Greenblatt ©Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University)

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