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Lindenberger, Herbert S.

Herbert Lindenberger

Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service
Department: 
Humanities Center
Oral History Project: 
Faculty
Interviewer: 
Constantine, Lucia
Interview Year: 
2013

Herbert S. Lindenberger came to Stanford in 1969 to start the graduate program in Comparative Literature, which he headed from that year until 1982. During 1991-1992, he directed the Stanford Humanities Center, which he helped found a decade before. In the interview, Professor Lindenberger describes the process of establishing the Program in Comparative Literature, which included working with the language departments and English Department, attracting talented faculty and students and developing an undergraduate program. He discusses the challenges he faced; in particular his role in strengthening the language departments.