home Humanities Lecture Series: 'The Swerve: How the World Became Modern'

Stephen Greenblatt is the Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic and author of twelve books. His most recent work, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern received both the 2011 National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and demonstrates how something as seemingly insignificant as a poem could influence the cultural world. Greenblatt argues that the copying and translation of Lucretius' On the Nature of Things fueled Renaissance artists, shaped the thoughts of thinkers from Galileo to Einstein, and influenced writers from Montaigne to Shakespeare to Thomas Jefferson. Contact: 864-4798, hallcenter@ku.edu Department: Hall Center for the Humanities Ticket Cost: Free Supported by the Sosland Foundation of Kansas City Wednesday November 14, 2012 7:30pm - 9:00pm Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
University of Kansas
Lawrence KS
Education University & Alumni
Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm

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