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Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Shakespeare, he is the author of eleven books, including The Swerve: How the World Became Modern; Shakespeare’s Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; and Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture. He has edited seven collections of criticism, including Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. His honors include the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize for Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale University Graduate School, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, the Erasmus Institute Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


Books by Stephen Greenblatt

  1. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Ninth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The most-trusted literature anthology.More

  2. Book CoverThe Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition

    Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume Clothbound

    Upon publication in 1997, The Norton Shakespeare set a new standard for teaching editions of Shakespeare's complete works.More

  3. Book CoverThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

  4. Book CoverWill in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    "Greenblatt knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did."—John Leonard, ?Harper'sMore

  5. Book CoverWill in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    College Edition

    Stephen Greenblatt, esteemed scholar and General Editor of the newly published Eighth Edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, brings Shakespeare’s world alive in this acclaimed biography, now available as a college paperback with 12 color plates and access to online commentary and discussion questions.More