Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A conversation with Monika Greenleaf, comparative literature professor at Stanford, on Joseph Conrad's Polish roots.

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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.