The Drama of Celebrity | Sharon Marcus

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Drama of Celebrity | Sharon Marcus || Radcliffe Institute

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sharon Marcus RI '18 shares material from her soon-to-be-completed book, in which she addresses such questions as "What is a celebrity?" "Have they always existed?" "And why do so many people care about them?"

Marcus teaches at Columbia University, where she is the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, specializing in 19th-century British and French culture. She is the 2017–2018 Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.