William Leidy

portrait: Isaac Bleaman

leidy AT stanford D0T edu

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Dissertation Title: Scandal and Literature: Dostoevsky's Polemics and Gombrowicz's Provocations

M.A. Thesis Title: Dostoevsky's Underground Type in The Double and Notes from Underground


Conference Papers:

  • Dostoevsky on Glasnost': Early Hopes, Later Misgivings. California Slavic Colloquium. (University of California, San Diego, April 2012)
  • The Proliferation of Scandal in Dostoevsky's The Idiot: New Media and Old-Fashioned Gossip. AATSEEL National Conference. (Seattle, WA, January 2012)
  • The Scandal of Gombrowicz. AATSEEL National Conference (Pasadena, CA, January 2011)
  • The New Soviet Way of Life--Ideals and Implementation: An Analysis of Changing Soviet Society Through Tret'iakov's I Want a Child! and Erdman's The Suicide. California Slavic Colloquium. (University of California, Berkeley, April 2009)
  • Gombrowicz and Form in Ferdydurke. California Slavic Colloquium. (Stanford University, April 2007)
  • Mandelstam's "Peterburgskie Strofy" and Baudelaire's "Correspondances." California Slavic Colloquium. (University of Southern California, April 2006)

Selected Awards: Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship (2010-2011)

Teaching Experience:

  • Winter-Spring 2012. Teaching fellow for "Poetic Justice: Order and Imagination in Russian Culture."
  • Spring 2009. Teaching assistant for “Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and the Social Thought of His Times.” Professor: Gregory Freidin.
  • Winter 2009. Teaching assistant for "Dostoevsky and His Times." Professor: Joseph Frank.
  • 2007-2008. Teacher of two separate sections of First-Year Russian.

Languages: English, Russian, Polish, French (reading), Old Church Slavonic (reading)

Related Field (Ph.D. Minor): Comparative Literature 

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