Steven Marcus

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Steven Marcus
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Steven Marcus CC '48 PhD '61 was Dean of Columbia College for a short while, and served in other senior administrative capacities at Columbia. He continues to be George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities. While he was an undergraduate, Marcus studied with Lionel Trilling. He is famous in the scholarly world for coining the concept "pornotopia" to describe a state in which "all men...are always and infinitely potent; all women fecundate with lust and flow inexhaustibly with sap or juice or both. Everyone is always ready for everything".

Marcus also chaired a presidential commission reviewing the arts and sciences at Columbia, producing the Marcus Commission Report in 1979.

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Preceded by
Jack Greenberg
Dean of Columbia College 
1993-1995
Succeeded by
Austin Quigley
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