Marc Blanc

Graduate Student, English and American Literature

Marc Blanc is interested in radical political and literary print cultures in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century U.S. More specifically, his research focuses on Black newspaper and book publishers, white leftist publications, and instances of exchange between these print cultures, particularly in the Midwest. Through this work, he examines the myriad ways in which white editors shaped Black-authored texts for particular audiences, how Black self-publishers put their novels in the hands of multiracial audiences, and the consequences these practices have had on American literature and politics. Like many CRE² affiliates, he is committed to interdisciplinary research, working at the intersections of literature, history, sociology, and political theory.