The Holberg Conversation (Oslo)

Publisert 12.04.2016
Date/time: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Litteraturhuset i Oslo, Wergelandsveien 29
Practical information: 
The event is free and open to the public.
A conversation with the 2016 Holberg Laureate, Renaissance and Shakespeare Scholar, Stephen Greenblatt.

Meet this year’s Holberg Laureate, Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, in an informal conversation with Jakob Lothe, Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo, and Ellen Mortensen, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Bergen.

The conversation will focus on Greenblatt’s scholarly work on the Renaissance and on William Shakespeare. In addition, pressing issues will be addressed, such as the status of literary studies as a discipline and the state of affairs in the Humanities, viewed from a global perspective.