David Goldfarb was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages at Barnard College, Columbia University from 1998 to 2007 and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an M.A. in Slavic, specializing in Polish Literature from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University and Deep Springs College. His doctoral dissertation is entitled The Discourse of the "Primitive" in Western European and Polish Modernism. He is currently writing a book on the Marquis de Sade, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and the genre of the pornosophic novel.
His research interests include: Polish Modernism, Bruno Schulz, Witold Gombrowicz, Zbigniew Herbert, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Mikhail Lermontov and Nikolai Gogol.
For more information see his website.