Sharon Marcus is the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the literature, culture, and history of nineteenth-century England and France, in particular on questions of gender and sexuality. She is one of the senior editors of Public Culture, as well as a founding editor and Fiction Review Editor of Public Books. She is the author of Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (1999) and Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (2007), and most recently The Drama of Celebrity (2019).
Interviews with Sharon Marcus
Why are so many of us fascinated by the lives of celebrities? When did interest in the dark side of celebrity become mainstream? Sharon Marcus, author of The Drama of Celebrity and a professor at Columbia University, recommends books to better understand the phenomenon of celebrity.