At 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, Puchner will present Washington University in St. Louis’ 10th Helen Clanton Morrin Lecture. Titled “Plato and Modern Drama,” the talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences. It will take place in Room 276 of the Danforth University Center, 6475 Forsyth Blvd.
For more information or to RSVP, call the PAD at (314) 935-5224 or email email@example.com.
In addition to The Drama of Ideas, Puchner is author of Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (2006), which won the James Russell Lowell Award from the Modern Language Association; and Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama (2002/2011).
Puchner’s editorial work includes an edition of Six Plays of Henrik Ibsen (2003), a new edition of Lionel Abel’s Metatheater (2003), and a four-volume collection of critical essays on modern drama, Critical Concepts: Modern Drama (2008). He is the general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature and a co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Drama. His essays have appeared in Bookforum, The London Review of Books and n+1.
The Morrin Lecture is named for Washington University alumna Helen Clanton Morrin (1913-1997). After a career that spanned journalism, public affairs and volunteerism — and included 19 years as executive director of the Council of World Affairs — Morrin completed a master of liberal arts degree in 1994, at the age of 82.
The lecture was established in her memory in 1998 by her children, Peter Morrin, Kevin Morrin and Sheila Humphreys, as well as by friends and colleagues.