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literature and language professor , writer

Stephen J. Greenblatt, American English language educator. Recipient Porter prize, 1969, British Council prize, 1982, James Russell Lowell prize Modern Language Association, 1989; Fulbright scholar, 1964-1966, Woodrow Wilson scholar, 1966; Guggenheim fellow, 1975, 83. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Greenblatt, Stephen J. was born on November 7, 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harry J. and Mollie (Brown) Greenblatt.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1964. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1969.

Bachelor, Pembroke College, University Cambridge, England, 1966. Master of Arts, Pembroke College, University Cambridge, England, 1969.

Career

Assistant professor Department English University California, Berkeley, 1969—1974, associate professor, 1974—1979, professor, 1979—1997, The Class of 1932 Professor, 1984—1997. Harry Levin Professor Literature Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997—2000, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, since 2000. Resident American Academy in Rome, 2010.

Senior fellow Society for Humanities Cornell University, 1983. Visiting professor Institute Advanced Study Berlin, 1996-1997, 2003-2004, University California, Santa Cruz, 1981, University Peking, Beijing, 1982, Harvard University, 1990—1994, University Trieste, Italy, 1991, Dartmouth University, 1992, University Florence, 1992, 1996, University Torino, Italy, 1998, Kyoto University, Japan, 1998, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University London, 1999.

Works

Membership

Fellow: American Academy Arts Sciences. Member: American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Ellen Schmidt, 1969 (divorced 1996). Children: Joshua, Aaron. Married Ramie Targoff.

1 child Harry.

father:
Harry J. Greenblatt

mother:
Mollie (Brown) Greenblatt

spouse:
Ellen Schmidt

spouse:
Ramie Targoff

child:
Joshua Greenblatt

child:
Aaron Greenblatt

child:
Harry Greenblatt