Catch up: Prokhorov Lecture by TJ Reed – Beginning in their times – Homer, Montaigne, Shakespeare (and some others)

TJ Reed gave the first 2016-17 Arts and Humanities Prokhorov Lecture on the topic: Beginning in their times: Homer, Montaigne, Shakespeare (and some others) on 1 December 2016.


Watch the lecture here.

You can also watch Henk de Berg’s interview with Reed.

About our speaker

TJ (Jim) Reed, formerly Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, is the President of the English Goethe Society and a Fellow of the British Academy.

He is also a founding member of the Collegium Europaeum Jenense and a corresponding member of the Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften.

His books include: 

  • Thomas Mann: The Uses of Tradition (1974)
  • The Classical Centre (1980)
  • Goethe (1984)
  • Schiller (1991)
  • Humanpraxis Literatur (2001)
  • Mehr Licht in Deutschland. Eine kleine Geschichte der Aufklärung (2009)
  • Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment (2015)

TJ Reed is the recipient of the Gold Medal of the Goethe-Gesellschaft, the Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Freiburg.

Get in touch

Prokhorov Centre
University of Sheffield
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West Building
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA