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Steven Marcus

Governing Board Member, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (1991–1993)

Governing Board Chair, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (1978–1980)

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A.B., Columbia (1948); A.M. (1949); Ph.D., Columbia (1961); D.H.L. Clark (1986). Professor Marcus had been teaching at Columbia since 1956. A Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Literary Studies, he received Fulbright, American Council of Learned Societies, Guggenheim, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Rockefeller, and Mellon grants. He had served as director of planning and chairman of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees for the National Humanities Center. In 1979 he was appointed an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and in 1991 of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. In 1992 he was elected as a Scientific Associate of the American Academy of Psychoanalysts. A specialist in 19th-century literature and culture, Prof. Marcus is the author of over 200 publications, including the books Dickens From Pickwick to Dombey, The Other Victorians, Engels, Manchester and the Working Class, Doing Good, and Representations: Essays on Literature and Society. He was co-editor, with Lionel Trilling, of Ernest Jones's The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, serves as associate editor of Partisan Review, and is on the editorial boards of such publications as Prose Studies, Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, Psychoanalytic Books, and Psyche. Among other works, Freud and the Culture of Psychoanalysis was published in 1984, and Medicine and Western Civilization in 1995.