Sharon Marcus

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).