Sharon Marcus is the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
She has written two prize-winning books: Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (University of California Press, 1999), and Between Women: Marriage, Desire, and Friendship in Victorian England (Princeton University Press, 2007). She is currently completing a book about the history of modern celebrity.
Professor Marcus is also the editor in chief of Public Books, an online magazine dedicated to bringing cutting-edge scholarly ideas to a curious public.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebrity and DefianceFree Public Lecture
We often think of celebrities as exemplifying cultural ideals, but many rise to celebrity by breaking rules and defying norms. From Byron to Brando, from Madonna to Trump, for better and for worse, celebrities have long attracted interest and even...PresentersProfessor Sharon Marcus