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Martin Harries

Professor of English

Ph.D. 1995 (Comparative Literature), Yale; A.B. 1987, Columbia.

Office Address: 

19 University Pl, 515 New York, New York (US) 10003


(212) 992-9593


(212) 995-4019

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Modern theater and mass culture; film; Shakespeare; theory; spectatorship

External Affiliations:

MLA; Modernist Studies Association.


ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars: Fellow in Residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1987-92; Prize Teaching Fellowship, Yale University, 1990-91; Yale University Fellowship, 1989-90; Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for Playwriting, Columbia University, 1987.

Forgetting Lot’s Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship. New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming, May 2007.

Scare Quotes from Shakespeare: Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.


“Regarding the Pain of Rats: Kim Jones’ Rat Piece,” TDR 51.1 (Spring, 2007) 160-65.

“Isabella’s Room, or Untimely Mediations.” In No Beauty for Me There Where Human Life Is Rare: On Jan Lauwers’ Theatre Work with Needcompany. Ed. Christel Stalpaert, Frederik Le Roy, and Sigrid Bousset. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press, 2007.

“Misrecognition and Antimodernism in the Grove Plays of the Bohemian Club,” Modern Drama 47.3 (Fall 2004) 367-98.

“Richard Foreman and the Ends of an Avant-Garde,” Theatre Journal 56.1 (March, 2004) 83-96.

“Forgetting Lot’s Wife: Artaud, Spectatorship, and Catastrophe,” The Yale Journal of Criticism, special issue on Visuality and Cultural Production, 11.2 (Spring, 1998) 221-38.

“Flying the Angel of History.” In Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America, ed. Deborah R. Geis and Steven F. Kruger. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.

“Homo Alludens: Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire,” New German Critique 66 (Fall, 1995) 35-64.

Updated on 01/04/2012