Syracuse University visiting professor will speak on Hamlet in Jan. 22 presentation
Syracuse University visiting professor will speak on Hamlet in Jan. 22 presentationJanuary 20, 2001Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Stephen Greenblatt, the Harry Levin Professor of Literature at Harvard University, will present “Hamlet in Purgatory” at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Kilian Room, Room 500 of the Hall of Languages. Greenblatt is Syracuse University’s Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the English department in The College of Arts and Sciences. Greenblatt is the author of, among others works, “Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare” (University of Chicago Press, 1991) and “Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World” (University of Chicago Press, 1992). He is also the general editor of “The Norton Shakespeare” (Norton, 1997) and associate general editor of the seventh edition of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” (Norton, 1999). The Jeannette K. Watson Professorship was established through the generosity of the late Jeannette K. Watson to bring to SU those scholars and writers whose work is of great importance for the humanities. Previous holders of the professorship have included Saul Bellow, David Bohm, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison and Mario Vargas Llosa. The family of Jeannette K. and Thomas J. Watson has been a longtime supporter of the University. Watson family gifts have endowed three chairs in the Department of Religion and supported the construction of Watson Hall.