Marc Shell

Mark Shell

Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English


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Dissertation Committees

“Savage Preservation: Race, Culture, and the Making of Modern Media” (Brian Hochman)

“Figurations of Catastrophe: The Poetics and Politics of AIDS Loss” (Dagmawi Woubshet)

“The Culture of Promises: Literary Ethics and American Cultural Politics, 1820-1870” (Penny Tucker)

Selected Publications

  • Shell_Children

    Children of the Earth: Literature, Politics, and Nationhood (Oxford University Press, 1994), by Marc Shell

  • Shell_ArtMoney

    Art & Money (Chicago University Press, 1994), by Marc Shell