The Charles Eliot Norton Professorship in Poetry was endowed in 1925. Harvard's preeminent lecture series in the arts and humanities, the Norton Lectures recognize individuals of extraordinary talent who, in addition to their particular expertise, have the gift of wide dissemination and wise expression. The term "poetry" is interpreted in the broadest sense to encompass all poetic expression in language, music, or the fine arts. Past Norton Professors have included T.S. Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Leonard Bernstein, Czeslaw Milosz, John Cage, and Nadine Gordimer.

The Norton Professors in 2018 are Agnès Varda, Wim Wenders, and Frederick Wiseman

Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema

4pm, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street

Monday, January 29 and Monday, February 5: Frederick Wiseman

Dates to be determined: Agnès Varda

Monday, April 2 and Monday, April 9: Wim Wenders

Events are free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting at noon on the day of each lecture. Tickets will be available in person at Sanders Theatre or online (handling fees apply). Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets valid until 3:45pm.

Selected past lectures: