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Martin Puchner

Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Modernism; drama; literary theory; world literature.

Education: B.A Konstanz University 1992, Ph.D. Harvard University, 1998

Publications:  Culture: The Story of Us, from Cave Art to K-Pop (Norton, 2023), Literature for a Changing Planet (PUP, 2022), The Language of Thieves (2020, Norton) -German edition, Die Sprache der Vagabunden-, The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization (2017, Random House). Gen. ed., The Norton Anthology of World Literature; The Drama of Ideas (2010); co-ed., The Norton Anthology of Drama (2009); ed., Modern Drama: Critical Concepts (2008); Poetry of the Revolution (2006); co-ed., Against Theatre (2006); ed., Six Plays by Henrik Ibsen (2003); Stage Fright (2002).