Office number: 1436 Van Hise Hall
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.
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.
• Merton College, University of Oxford, D. Phil in Modern Languages (1996)
• Merton College, University of Oxford, M.A. (1996)
• Merton College, University of Oxford, B.A. (Modern Languages), Congratulatory First Class Hons., with Distinction in the use of Colloquial Russian (1986)