Reception/Lecture with Harvard Professor Stephen Greenblatt Sold Out
Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt, University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, and hear him speak on his new work, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve.
Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve serves as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt, a Harvard professor and general editor to The Norton Anthology of English Literature, explores its literary and cultural history in The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very “real” to millions of people even in the present. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Reception: 6:15 pm
1517 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Lecture: 7:30 pm
Seattle University (Pigott Auditorium)
1016 E Marion St, Seattle, WA 98122
Tickets (Reception + Lecture) : $25
You must purchase reception+lecture tickets in advance. Pick up tickets at the door. Sorry, no refunds after September 28.
Lecture only (without reception): $5. Purchase lecture-only tickets through Town Hall.
Questions? Please email Carlos Obando, MBA '83.