Paula Marantz Cohen
Distinguished Professor, Department of English
Paula Marantz Cohen is Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University. She holds a B.A. in French and English from Yale College and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University. She teaches courses in literature, film, creative writing, and cultural studies, and is a co-editor of jml: Journal of Modern Literature. Cohen is the author of four nonfiction books including Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth, a Choice Outstanding Academic Book; and four novels, including Jane Austen in Boca, a Doubleday Book Club selection and a Page-Turner of the Week in People Magazine, and her latest novel, What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper, a Book of the Month Club and Mystery Guild selection. She writes a weekly blog on teaching, “Class Notes,” for TheAmericanScholar.org., and writes frequent book, art, and movie reviews for the Times Literary Supplement (London), and essays for such publications as The Yale Review, The Southwest Review, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.