"The Written World" - The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization
Lecture & Book Presentation / Free admission / Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Written World leads us on a journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today. Martin Puchner introduces us to numerous visionaries as he explores sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature and reveals how writing has inspired the rise and fall of empires and nations, the spark of philosophical and political ideas, and the birth of religious beliefs. The Written World also chronicles the inventions – writing technologies, the printing press, the book itself – that have shaped religion, politics, commerce, people, and history.
Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. His writings, which include a dozen books and anthologies and over sixty articles and essays, range from philosophy and theater to world literature and have been translated into many languages. Through his best-selling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX MOOC Masterpieces of World Literature, he has brought four thousand years of literature to audiences across the globe.
Welcome and Moderation: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schmidt, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Organizer: Bavarian American Academy
(Photo: Martin Puchner ©gretjenhelene.com)
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