Sharon Marcus is the Orlando Harriman professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 1986 and her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1995 and is the author of two prize-winning books: Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (University of California Press, 1999) and Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton University Press, 2007; Spanish translation, 2009). Currently she is completing a study of theatrical celebrity in the nineteenth century and published an article on theatrical scrapbooks in Theatre Survey (May 2013). Marcus sits on the advisory board of several journals, including Nineteenth-Century Literature and Public Culture, and in 2012 became cofounder and editor in chief of Public Books, an online review of arts and ideas.