Research/Language Interests: Lyric poetry. Translation. Osip Mandelstam; Pushkin; Joseph Brodsky; modern literary theory (especially theories of influence and intertextuality); modern Russian poetry; the elegy; modern Russian prose (especially the work of Venedikt Erofeev and Victor Erofeyev); Latin poetry; English and American poetry (especially 20th-century); the “ethical turn” in literary criticism.
Education: 1996. D. Phil in Modern Languages, Merton College, University of Oxford. 1996. M.A., Merton College, University of Oxford. 1986 B.A. (Modern Languages), Congratulatory First Class Hons., with Distinction in the use of Colloquial Russian, Merton College, University of Oxford.
Undergraduate Courses: 551-201: Survey of l9th/20th Century Russ. Lit. in Trans I 551-203: Survey of l9th/20th Century Russ. Lit. in Trans I 551-202: Survey of l9th/20th Century Russ. Lit in Trans. II 551-204: Survey of l9th/20th Century Russ. Lit in Trans. II 888-321: Fourth Year Russian I 551-240: Soviet Literature in Translation 888-440: Soviet Literature 551-233: Russian Life and Culture Through Lit and Art (to 1917) 551-205: Women in Russian Literature in Translation 888-405: Women in Russian Literature Chekhov Gogol Dostoevsky
Graduate Courses: Foundation course in Russian Realism Foundation course in Russian Modernism Literary Theory Various seminars, including: Mandelstam; Translation in theory and practice; Post-1945 Russian Literature; The Poetry of Witness. Russian Literature and Literary Theory. Courses previously taught include: 888-710: Pushkin 888-740: Acmeism and Futurism 888-730: Russian Symbolism 888-770: Russian Poetry 1837-1890
About Me: I was born in Swansea, Wales, and studied Modern Languages at Oxford, with a 10-month study abroad at Voronezh State University. I remained at Oxford for my doctorate, and during this time spent 10 months at Moscow State University. Before coming to Madison I was Osaka Gakuin Research Fellow, at Queens' College, Cambridge, Tutor and Director of Studies in Modern Languages at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and a Newton Trust Affiliated Lecturer, in the Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge.