Anita Starosta is Associate Teaching Professor at Pennsylvania State University in English, Global Studies, and Polish. She is the author of Form and Instability: Eastern Europe, Literature, Postimperial Difference (Northwestern UP, 2016) and co-editor, with Wlad Godzich, of Second-Hand Europe, a special issue of the journalboundary 2(2014), where she also serves on the editorial collective. She obtained her Ph.D. from History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz and held a fellowship at the Pembroke Center at Brown. One of her current projects explores a theory of accentedness via East European contexts. A second project involves translating a selection of works by Józef Tischner, the Polish philosopher who was once an unofficial chaplain of the Solidaritymovement.