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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 Anthology of English Literature, he is the author of eleven books, including Tyrant, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize); Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture; and Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare. 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 both Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England and The Swerve, the Sapegno Prize, 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.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize, 2005

ALA Carnegie Medal, 2018

Books by Stephen Greenblatt

  • 9780393064476 72

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Hardcover, 2011

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction
  • 9780393050578 72

    Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Hardcover, 2004

    "So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."—Dan Cryer, Newsday
  • 9780393343403 72

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Paperback, 2012

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction
  • 9780393934991 72

    The Norton Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Gordon McMullan, Suzanne Gossett

    Third Edition, One Volume, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    In both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, third edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed...
  • 9780393919639 72

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

    Ninth Edition, One Volume, Paperback, 2013

    The most-trusted literature anthology.
  • 9780393919660 72

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

    Ninth Edition, Two Volume Set, Paperback, 2013

    The most-trusted literature anthology.
  • 9780393919646 72

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

    Ninth Edition, 1, Paperback, 2013

    The most-trusted literature anthology.
  • 9780393919653 72

    The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors

    Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

    Ninth Edition, 2, Paperback, 2013

    The most-trusted literature anthology.
  • 9780393938579 72

    The Norton Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Gordon McMullan, Suzanne Gossett

    Third Edition, 1, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, third edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed...
  • 9780393938586 72

    The Norton Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Gordon McMullan, Suzanne Gossett

    Third Edition, 2, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, third edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed...