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April 10, 2003
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
(410) 516-7157

State of Scholarly Publishing Discussed at Johns Hopkins

Harvard University professor Stephen Greenblatt will give a lecture titled, "Scholarly Publishing: The Legacy, The Future," at noon on Wednesday, April 30, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Greenblatt's appearance is part of The Johns Hopkins University Press's 125th anniversary celebration. His lecture will address the continuing contribution of university presses to the intellectual life of the United States and the historic role of scholarly presses as trusted sources of knowledge and new ideas.

Stephen Greenblatt is the Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is the founder of the "new historicism" school of literary criticism and a specialist in Shakespeare, 16th and 17th century English literature, the literature of travel and exploration and literary theory. He has written 10 books and dozens of articles and is general editor of The Norton Shakespeare and associate general editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature. He serves on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous journals and has received research funding from several prestigious sources, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Museum and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is the recipient of the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association of America, the British Council Prize in the Humanities, and the Mellon Distinguished Humanist Award. Greenblatt has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as president of the MLA. He holds academic degrees from Yale, Cambridge and Harvard universities. He is one of Harvard's 19 University Professors, the university's highest professorial distinction.

The Johns Hopkins University Press is America's oldest university press. It was created in 1878 by the university's first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, who believed that publishing was one of the primary obligations of a great university. The Johns Hopkins University Press has published more than 5,000 titles and a wide variety of scholarly journals. It is one of the largest and most distinguished university presses in the world, publishing more than 170 new books and more than 50 scholarly journals each year.

This lecture is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by The Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events, now in its 37th season of cultural programming on the Homewood campus. This event is co-sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Press and admission is free. For information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.

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