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Professor Gerald Smith FBA

Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures Eastern Europe including Russia Russia
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About this Fellow

I continue to work on contemporary Russian poetry, in particular translating Lev Loseff (1937-2009), and on the life and works of the critic D.S.Mirsky (1890-1939).



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Russian, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Russian, University of Nottingham, 1964 - 1971
  • Lecturer in Russian, University of Birmingham, 1971 - 1978
  • Professor of Russian, University of Oxford, 1986
  • Professor of Emeritus Russian , University of Oxford, and Fellow of New College, Oxford, University of Oxford, 1986 - 2003
  • Emeritus Professor of Russian, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, New College University of Oxford, 2003


Letters from D.S.Mirsky and Helen Iswolsky to Marguerite Caetani 2015

Songs to seven strings 1984

D S Mirsky. A Russian-English life, 1890-1939 2000

Vzglyad izvne: stat'i o russkoi poezii i poetike 2002

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