Lecture & Book Presentation with Prof. Puchner - Harvard University


Lecture & Book Presentation with Prof. Puchner - Harvard University

Dear Members of the Harvard Club of Munich:


We are pleased to invite you to a special event featuring prize-winning author Prof. Martin Puchner, who is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. 


Lecture & Book Presentation


The Written World

The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization


The Written Wordleads us on a journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today. Martin Puchner introduces us to numerous visionaries as he explores sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature and reveals how writing has inspired the rise and fall of empires and nations, the spark of philosophical and political ideas, and the birth of religious beliefs. Throughout The Written Worldalso chronicles the inventions—writing technologies, the printing press, the book itself—that have shaped religion, politics, commerce, people, and history.

Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. His writings, which include a dozen books and anthologies and over sixty articles and essays, range from philosophy and theater to world literature and have been translated into many languages. Through his best-selling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX MOOC Masterpieces of World Literature, he has brought four thousand years of literature to audiences across the globe.

Welcome and Moderation: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schmidt, KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt


Monday, February 4, 2019, 7 p.m.

Amerikahaus, Barer Straße 19 a, 80333 Munich

Free admission

We will also invite alumni from Ivy Circle Munich (US Ivy League and UK elite universities).

Cocktail reception follows for Harvard Club members, BAA members, and guests from Ivy Circle.

Please register at reservierung@amerikahaus.de

**If you are planning to attend the private reception, please indicate your alumni affiliation.**


We look forward to seeing you there!




Michelle Kuhonta                  Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm

Program Chair                      Managing Director

Harvard Club of Munich        Bavarian American Academy

ALM Finance, 2012              Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations