• Sharon Marcus

    Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature
    308 Philosophy
    Office Hours:
    By appointment: Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm; Fridays 12:30-2:30pm; email Prof. Marcus at sm2247@columbia.edu to schedule a time.
    (212) 854-6403

    Areas of Interest :
    19th-century British and French literature; feminist theory and LGBT studies; urban and architectural history

    B.A. Brown University (1986); Ph.D. Johns Hopkins (1995).  Sharon Marcus specializes in nineteenth-century British and French literature and culture.  Her research and teaching focus on theater and performance; the novel; architecture and urbanism; and gender and sexuality.  She is the author of Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (University of California Press, 1999), which received an honorable mention for the MLA Scaglione Prize for best book in comparative literature, and Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton: 2007), which has been translated into Spanish and won the Perkins Prize for best study of narrative, the Albion prize for best book on Britain after 1800, the Alan Bray Memorial award for best book in queer studies, and a Lambda Literary award for best book in LGBT studies.  In 2009, with Stephen Best, she edited a special issue of Representations on "The Way We Read Now." Her recent publications include essays in PMLA, Victorian Studies, Social Research, Theatre Survey, The Blackwell Companion to Comparative Literature, and The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature.  The recipient of Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, and ACLS fellowships, and, at Columbia, a Gerry Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award, she is currently writing a book about theatrical celebrity in the nineteenth century.