Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A conversation about the themes of youth, maturity, fate, and human solidarity in Joseph Conrad's 1916 novel The Shadow Line.

The conversation took place as part of Stanford's Another Look book club.

Robert Harrison is joined by Monika Greenleaf and Rush Rehm, both Stanford professors.

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Monika Greenleaf is a comparative literature scholar who teaches in the Department of Slavic and the Department of Comparative Literature here at Stanford.

She is of Polish extraction herself and specializes in Polish and Russian literature. She is the author of Pushkin and Romantic Fashion as well as editor of Russian Subjects: Nation, Empire, and the Culture of Russia's Golden Age.

Her forthcoming book will be entitled Amor Fati: How Russian Theater Reconceives Time. She has also published on the Polish poet and essayist Adam Mickiewicz.


Rush Rehm is an actor, director, and scholar who is professor of theater, performing studies, and of Classics here at Stanford.

He is also Artistic Director of the Stanford Repertory Theater.

He is the author of several books —
Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), Marriage to Death: The Conflation of Marriage and Funeral Rituals in Greek Tragedy (1994), The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy (2002), and Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy in the Modern World (2013).