Monika Greeleaf on Nabokov

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Monica Greenleaf is Associate Professor of Slavic Studies and Literature and of Comparative Literature. She has received B.A.'s from Stanford and Oxford and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale. Since returning to Stanford in 1994 she has taught classes on Pushkin, women poets, the Russian novel, Nabokov and Modernism, among others. In her research she she works on the theory and practice of 18th century autobiography, Catherine the Great, the poetics of Empire and subjectivity, Pushkin, Gogol, Tsvetaeva, and Nabokov, film and women's poetry. Her publications include Russian Subjects: Nation, Empire, and the Culture of Russia's Golden Age (ed. 1996) and Pushkin and Romantic Fashion (1994). She is currently completing a book on Pushkin entitled The Art of Debut and is working on a book-length study of Catherine the Great as author.