LLL Presents | Reading Shakespeare Reading Me
Leonard Barkan, Department of Comparative Literature, Emeritus; Leah Whittington, Harvard University
Tue, 4/11 · 6:00 pm—7:30 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream
Princeton Public Library; Labyrinth Books; Humanities Council; Department of English
Leonard Barkan’s new book is a gripping, funny, joyful account of how the books you read shape your own life in surprising and profound ways. He is joined by fellow Renaissance scholar and his former student Leah Whittington.
Leonard Barkan is Professor of Comparative Literature emeritus at Princeton. His many celebrated books include The Hungry Eye: Eating, Drinking, and the Culture of Europe from Rome to the Renaissance; Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion; Michelangelo: A Life on Paper; Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome; and Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture. Leah Whittington is Professor of English at Harvard University. She is the author of Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation.
This event is cosponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and English Department.