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About this Fellow

Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures English Language and Literature



Current post

  • Reader Emeritus in Russian, University of Durham

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Russian, University of Durham, 1978 - 1996
  • Reader Emeritus in Russian, University of Durham, University of Durham, 1979


The life of Aleksandr Blok (2 vols) 1979-1980

Aleksandr Blok: the Twelve 1989

A history of Russian symbolism 1994

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor John Haffenden

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.

Professor Catriona Kelly

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.

Professor Michael Bell

Literary studies from the Enlightenment to modernity; the interrelations of literature and philosophy

Professor Thomas Elsaesser

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