Field: United States
Advisor: Casey Blake
David Marcus is a PhD candidate focusing on twentieth-century U.S. intellectual and political history. His research interests include modern political thought, the history of social movements and political institutions in the North Atlantic, and American intellectual culture. His dissertation—“Fugitive Democracy: the 'Long New Left' and the Revival of Democratic Thought in America”—is a study of political thought and protest movements in the United States from the 1950s to the 1980s. A Hofstadter Fellow from 2010 to 2015, he recently helped edit a volume of Marshall Berman's essays and criticism, Modernism in the Streets.
David is the literary editor of The Nation and editor-at-large of Dissent. He contributes essays on politics and literature to, among other places, The New Republic, Bookforum, n+1, andLe Monde.
“Men in Space: Tom McCarthy and the Novel of Disenchantment,” The New Republic
“Always Come Late! The Radical Life and Times of Irving Howe,” The New Republic
“States of Emergency: French and American Terror Politics,” (editorial note) Dissent
“Optimism of Intellect: Little Magazines and the Left” (interview), Krytyka Polityczna
“A Politics of Ambition: On the Sanders campaign and the Fight for $15,” (editorial note) Dissent
“Citizen Politics: The Left and the New Protest Movements,” (editorial note) Dissent