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Max Harris

Portrait image of Max Harris outdoors wearing a blue jacket
Max Harris
Emeritus Fellow (2018-2019)
Independent Scholar

Max Harris served as executive director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council, as well as teaching at the University of Virginia and, as a visiting professor, at Yale University. He is the author of five books: Theater and Incarnation (1990, 2nd ed. 2005), The Dialogical Theatre (1993), Aztecs, Moors, and Christians: Festivals of Reconquest in Mexico and Spain (2000), Carnival and Other Christian Festivals: Folk Theology and Folk Performance (2003), and Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011). His sixth book, Christ on a Donkey: Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants, on which he worked while a Solmsen Fellow at the IRH, will be published in 2019. His work has won the Otto Gründler Book Prize, and (twice) the David Bevington Award for the Best New Book in Early Drama Studies.