Steven Marcus (1928-2018)

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Department of English and Comparative Literature mourns the passing, on Wednesday April 25, of Steven Marcus, George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities. Professor Marcus (CC 1948, GSAS PhD 1961) taught at Columbia from 1956. A Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Literary Studies, he received Fulbright, American Council of Learned Societies, Guggenheim, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Rockefeller, and Mellon grants. He served as director of planning and chairman of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees for the National Humanities Center. A specialist in 19th-century literature and culture, Prof. Marcus was the author of over 200 publications, including the books Dickens From Pickwick to Dombey, The Other Victorians, Engels, Manchester and the Working Class, Doing Good, and Representations: Essays on Literature and Society.

For a Columbia News memorial piece on Steven Marcus, click here

For a piece on Steven Marcus featured in the New York Times, click here.

A memorial for former Dean of the College Steven P. Marcus ’48, GSAS’61 will be held on Thursday, December 13, at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Room of Low Library. All are welcome.