Marc Blanc’s research and teaching interests consider the intersection of print culture, race, and political economy in nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature. His dissertation traces a Midwestern history of leftist publishing from the angle of interracial collaboration and contestation. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Belt Magazine and ESQ.
In addition to his activities in the English department, Marc is involved in the interdisciplinary American Culture Studies program and the Workshop in Politics, Ethics, and Society at Washington University. He also participates in the Center for Black Digital Research based at Penn State, where he has helped to develop curricula, perform archival research, and organize the annual Douglass Day digital transcription event.