Reconnecting with your Polish heritage through Polish literature

About this event

We are excited to announce that David A. Goldfarb will be joining us to discuss Polish literature and its cultural connections to North America. We are going to hear all about his favourite Polish book recommendations and his online program ‘Encounters with Polish Literature’.

David A. Goldfarb is an independent scholar of Polish literature and literary theory, a literary translator from Polish to English, and a liaison for Polish authors to US publishers. He is host and producer of “Encounters with Polish Literature”—a monthly hour-long video series where he speaks with scholars, translators, critics, and writers—distributed by the Polish Cultural Institute New York through its YouTube channel.

David will be discussing:

  • How Polish literature can help you gain knowledge about your Polish heritage.
  • The connection between Polish literature and North American culture.
  • His top five Polish books and novels.

To watch it LIVE, visit our Facebook page at the time of the event:

About our guest speaker

David holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as well as an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University and Deep Springs College.

He has published articles on Bruno Schulz, Zbigniew Herbert, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Mikhail Lermontov, and East European cinema, and he has published book chapters on Józef Wittlin, Witold Gombrowicz, and Nikolai Gogol. He has written the introduction and notes for Tolstoy’s “The Death of Ivan Ilych” and Other Stories and Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons for the Barnes and Noble Classics series, and for the Penguin Classics edition of the The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz.


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm