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NewsPress Release - September 27, 2000Founder of "New Historicism" Speaks at Marlboro College

MARLBORO, VT- Harvard University professor of English literature Stephen Greenblatt will speak on "Resisting Materialism" at Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater on Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m.

Greenblatt received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has been the recipient of many honors, including two Guggenheim Fellowships. He has also authored/edited 12 books, his most recent being New World Encounters and The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition.

He is the founder of the "new historicist" school of literacy criticism. His "new historicism," a term he coined himself, is a school of literary criticism that examines literature within its historical context. Its method is being discussed and debated at colleges and universities worldwide.

The event is free and open to the public. Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, please call the Marlboro College at (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at

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