3rd Year D.Phil
BA French and Russian (University of Oxford); M.St. Medieval & Modern Languages (University of Oxford)
Address: Wolfson College, Oxford, U.K.
My doctoral thesis focuses on first-wave Russian émigré writing, with particular attention to the works of Gaito Gazdanov. I am interested in the intersection of French and Russian influences in Gazdanov’s writing, which I situate according to three axes: a Russian nineteenth-century tradition, European (principally French) modernism, and early Soviet writing. My research interests include literary bilingualism (or multilingualism), theories of influence, transnationalism, and the literature of interwar Paris.
‘ “Untranslatables” in Marina Tsvetaeva’s Krysolov’, Forum for Modern Language Studies, forthcoming
Prose translation (Russian into English); Nabokov