Luncheon and Annual Meeting
With Martin Puchner - a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities
We are honored to welcome our guest speaker, Professor Martin Puchner
, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University and the Chair of the Theater, Dance & Media Department, Harvard’s newest concentration. Professor Puchner is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. . In hundreds of lectures and workshops from the Arctic Circle to Brazil and from the Middle East to China, he has advocated for the arts and humanities in a changing world. (bio
The program will be held at Sunningdale Country Club, 300 Underhill Road, Scarsdale.
You are welcome to bring guests. RSVP and payment requested by May 16th.
||May 20, 2018
||12:00pm - 2:30pm
||Sunningdale Country Club
300 Underhill Road
||Students, Alumni, Club Members and Guests
||Please RSVP here by May 16th
||$65 per person
||(Club members; members may also bring one guest at this discounted rate)
Payable online or by check
Payment may be made online (click here) or by check payable to Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Westchester with your name, the names of any guests and your email address if you'd like email confirmation of your reservation, to:
15 Darcy Lane
Eastchester, NY 10709
Professor Martin Puchner
The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization
Stories are much more than entertainment — they shape our world. They’ve inspired the rise and fall of empires and nations, sparked our understandings of basic political and philosophical concepts, and have given rise to religious beliefs. From Mesopotamia to the moon landing, storytelling and words have shaped the history of the world.
Professors Puchner’s latest book, The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization considers works from The Epic of Gilgamesh to the Declaration of Independence and relates them to the writing technologies — the alphabet, paper, parchment and print — that made them possible.
Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. His writings, which include a dozen books and anthologies and over sixty articles and essays, range from philosophy and theater to world literature and have been translated into many languages. Through his best-selling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX MOOC Masterpieces of World Literature, he has brought four thousand years of literature to audiences across the globe.
In hundreds of lectures and workshops from the Arctic Circle to Brazil and from the Middle East to China, he has advocated for the arts and humanities in a changing world.
At Harvard, he has instituted these ideas in a new program in theater, dance and media as well as in the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research.
More information on his writings, speaking engagements and online teaching are available at his website: martinpuchner.com