On Being Blue, Still
Wednesday, April 9, 7 pm
The New York Institute for the Humanities, New York
Writers and critics reconsider William H. Gass’s sex- and sadness-imbued On Being Blue and discuss its relevance today.
Shakespeare’s Montaigne: Performance & Commentary
Friday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn
Stephen Greenblatt and leading actors look at the deep resonances and relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and Montaigne’s Essays.
A Reading and Discussion of Balzac’s Stories
Tuesday, April 15, 6 pm
Labyrinth Books, Princeton, New Jersey
Peter Brooks and Linda Asher will read and discuss Balzac’s short stories, nine of which have been translated in The Human Comedy: Selected Stories.
Sōseki’s Diversity: A Conference
Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Scholars will gather at the University of Michigan to reflect on the legacy of Japan’s most widely read modern novelist, author of The Gate.
Stephen Greenblatt on Shakespeare’s Montaigne
Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm
Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, Massachusetts
National Book Award winner Greenblatt will discuss the influence of Montaigne’s Essays on Shakespeare.
Literature of the Great War
Wednesday, April 30, 7 pm
PEN World Voices Festival, New York
Authors highlight recently re-discovered classics, including Gabriel Chevallier’s Fear, and explore the influence of WWI literature.
“From Translation All Science Had Its Offspring”
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm
Barnard College, New York
Peter Platt and Philip John Usher discuss the revised and annotated edition of John Florio’s 1603 translation of Montaigne’s Essays.