Daniel W. Pratt is Assistant Professor of Slavic Literature in the Department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures at McGill University. He graduated with an AB from Princeton in Comparative Literature and received his MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Culture from the University of Chicago. His work concentrates on Central and Eastern European culture, including Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Austrian, and Russian, from the 19th century to the present.He is interested in the intersections of philosophy and literature, history and narrative, aesthetics and ethics, world literature and the socialist world, Central European film, and underground and dissident culture in Central Europe. He has written on Gombrowicz and Deleuze, World Literature and Socialism, Bohumil Hrabal and the meaning of history, non-narrative constructions of temporality, and the so-called Second Generation of the underground.
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