Dr Avril Pyman FBA
About this Fellow
Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures English Language and Literature
- Reader Emeritus in Russian, University of Durham
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Russian, University of Durham, 1978 - 1996
- Reader Emeritus in Russian, University of Durham, University of Durham, 1979
Literary biography and criticism, especially 20th century British and American poetry; biographies of John Berryman and William Empson, editions of poetry and prose by Empson.
Russian cultural and social history from the late 18th century; the history of childhood, and Russian national identity in the late Soviet and post-Soviet eras.
Literary studies from the Enlightenment to modernity; the interrelations of literature and philosophy
History and pre-history of cinema and moving image culture 1870s-1900s; European cinema since 1945; German cinema; ‘New Hollywood’ of the 1970s, ‘post-classical’ cinema since the 1990s; architecture and urbanism; avant-garde cinema and installation art