Thursday Seminar: The Master’s Books: At School with Christopher Marlowe


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Anonymous portrait, possibly Marlowe, at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Speaker: Stephen Greenblatt (I Tatti / Harvard University)

Stephen Greenblatt discusses an odd archival survival that gives us an unexpected glimpse into the world of the young Christopher Marlowe and the explosive forces – including an imagined Italy of free thought – that helped to spark the English Renaissance.

Stephen Greenblatt is the Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He earlier taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He received B. and PhD degrees from Yale, along with a second BA from the University of Cambridge. He has written extensively on Shakespeare and English Renaissance literature and culture; on Poggio Bracciolini and the recovery of Lucretius' De rerum natura; on the myth of Adam and Eve; on early modern voyages of exploration; and on literary theory. He was a founding editor of the journal Representations and serves as the general editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and the Norton Shakespeare.

This event is open to the public on a by-reservation basis, please sign up by clicking on the link below. Guests attending in person must be in possession of a “Super Green Pass” (Green Pass Rafforzato). The use of face masks indoors is mandatory. 


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