World-Renowned Renaissance Scholar to Discuss Ancient Manuscript at Amherst College Jan. 28

January 21, 2011                                                     
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AMHERST, Mass.—Harvard University professor Stephen Greenblatt, this year’s John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst College and world-renowned scholar of Renaissance literature, will discuss the discovery of an ancient manuscript that “set the world on a new course” in a lecture titled “The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst’s Converse Hall.