On Friday, 2/6, at 3:30pm, in HSS 71, Professor Sharon Marcus will speak about “Drama of Agency: Sarah Bernhardt and the Theatrical Roots of Contemporary Celebrity Culture” as part of the Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Lecture Series. Professor Marcus is a compelling speaker whose work spans the fields of 18th-19th Century Studies, queer theory, performance studies, and film. Professor Marcus s currently the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Dean of Humanities at Columbia University. Professor Marcus is the author of Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London and Between Women: Marriage, Desire, and Friendship in Victorian England, which won a number of prizes, including a Lambda Literary award for the best book in lesbian and gay studies. In 2012, Marcus co-founded Public Books, an online magazine. She has written on literature, film, and gender for the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.