Martin Puchner, PhD

Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is the author of The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy (Oxford, 2010; winner of the Joe A. Callaway Award), Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (Princeton, 2006; winner of the MLA's James Russell Lowell Award) and Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama (Hopkins, 2002; 2011), as well as of numerous edited volumes and sourcebooks, including Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings (Barnes & Nobel Classics, 2005). He is the general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature, third edition (W. W. Norton & Company, 2012). He also writes on literature, drama, and politics for the London Review of Books, Raritan, Bookforum, N+1, and Inside Higher Ed.

Education

  • PhD Harvard University

Contact

puchner@fas.harvard.edu