Martin Puchner with Geoffrey Harpham: Culture: The Story of Us
Thu, Nov 9 at 4pm
At a time when the study of the arts and humanities is under threat, Martin Puchner, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, makes a forceful case for creativity. His work explores how artistic expressions from Cave Art to K-Pop, are at the center of what makes us human as they help to illuminate the meaning of life. In his “breakneck, utterly captivating survey of the cultural transmission of ideas, stories and songs”( Anthony Doer), Martin Puchner discusses his belief that the saga of civilizations is one of global mixing, sharing and borrowing, with Geoffrey Harpham, author of Scholarship and Freedom.
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