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Marvin Carlson
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8877
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre, Cornell University

The Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies. His research and teaching interests include dramatic theory and Western European theatre history and dramatic literature, especially of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He has been awarded the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the George Jean Nathan Prize, the Barnard Hewitt prize, the George Freedley Award, the Edgar Rosenblum Award, the Oscar G. Brockett Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been a Walker-Ames Professor at the University of Washington, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Indiana University, a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universitat of Berlin, and a Fellow of the American Theatre. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens. His best-known book, Theories of the Theatre (Cornell University Press, 1993), has been translated into seven languages.  His 2001 book, The Haunted Stage won the Callaway Prize. His newest book is Hamlet's Shattered Mirror: Theatre and the Real (Michigan, 2016)