Dr M A Nicholson

Michael Nicholson, M.A., D.Phil. (B.A. Manchester)
Emeritus Fellow, University College
 

Research

The bulk of Dr Nicholson’s publications have been on unofficial Russian literature and especially the Gulag theme.  His work on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ranges from the phenomenology of his reception in East and West to textological and bibliographical aspects of his work, and he has translated several of Solzhenitsyn’s  writings over the years, most recently Tanks Know the Truth: Film Scenario for Variable Sized Screen. In Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2013), 73-157. His current project is a study of Solzhenitsyn’s writing in the 1940s and 1950s (provisional title: Solzhenitsyn’s Road to ‘Ivan Denisovich’). The other twentieth-century writer on whom he has published is Varlam Shalamov, author of Tales of Kolyma (Kolymskie rasskazy). He is an Honorary Professor of Henan University, China.

Selection of Publications

“Maurice Baring, D. S. Mirsky, and the Anglo-American History of Russian Literature” in Liu Wenfei, ed. Национальные истории русской литературы (National Histories of Russian Literature. Special issue of Beijing Slavic Review, vol.1, No.1 (2017), 221-46.

“Солженицын в мастерской художника: «В круге первом» накануне «Ивана Денисовича»” in Wang Yong, ed. Русская литература и искусство: Междисциплинарные подходы (Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2017), 85-96.

‘ “Zharko-kostrovyi. Bledno-lampadnyi”: Ivan Denisovich i stanov lenie zrelogo Solzhenitsyna.’ In Melent’eva I.E., ed., “Ivanu Denisovichu” polveka : Mezhdunarodnaya nauchnaya konferentsiya k 50-letiyu publikatsii rasskaza Aleksandra Solzhenitsyna, Moskva, 15-16 noyabrya 2012 g. (Moscow: Dom russkogo zarubezh’ya imeni A Solzhenitsyna. 2013).

‘Grimasy ottepeli: Shalamov i Solzhenitsyn”, Slavic Cultural Studies (Tokyo), No.10, 2011, 4-10.

Chekhov and Solzhenitsyn’, translated into Chinese as 契诃夫 与索尔仁尼琴 [Chekefu yu suoerrenniqin]. Theatre Arts (quarterly journal of the Shanghai Theatre Academy, China), No. 2, 2011, 37-45. Version of paper given in Russian at Nanjing University Chekhov Anniversary Conference, September 2010

‘Solzhenitsyn kak “sotsialisticheskii realist” ’. In E.E. Erikson ed. Solzhenitsyn: Myslitel’, istorik, khudozhnik. Zapadnaya kritika 1974-2008 (M.: Russkii put’, 2010), 476-98. ‘Solzhenitsyn as “Socialist Realist” ‘, in: H. Chung ed., In the Party Spirit (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996), 55-68.

‘ “Da gde zh ty byla, Dorozhen’ka?”  Zhanrovye poiski Solzhenitsyna v 40-50-e gody’. In L. I. Saraskina, ed., Put’ Solzhenitsyna v kontekste bol’shogo vremeni. Sbornik pamyati 1918-2008 (Moscow: Russii put’, 2009), 256-64. Italian. as “La Stradina di Aleksandr”, La nuova Europa (Seriate, Italy), No. 2 (362), March-April 2012, 47-54.

‘Solzhenitsyn Reclaimed’, Review Art., TLS, 28 November 2008, 3-5.

‘Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn i bremya teleologii’, in Wang, Yangzheng & Wang Yong, eds., 语言–文化 – 交际 [Language, Culture, Communication] (Harbin: Heilongjiang Peope’s Publ. House, 2007), 290-98.

‘Dom i “dorozhen’ka” u Solzhenitysna’, in N.A. Struve & V.A. Moskin, eds. Mezhdu dvumya yubileyami 1998-2003: Pisateli, kritiki, literaturovedy o tvorchestve A.I. Solzhenitsyna (Moscow: Russkii put’, 2005), 270-86.

‘Ivan Denisovich : mify proiskhozhdeniia ‘, in A.V. Urmanov, ed., Odin den’ Ivana Denisovicha A.I. Solzhenitsyna: khudozhestvennyi mir, poetika, kul’turnyi kontekst.  (Blagoveshchensk: Kafedra literatury BGPU, 2003), 3-36. Repr. in Kontinent (Moscow), No 118 (2003), 408-29. Repr. in P.E. Spivakovskii & T.V. Esina, eds. “Ivanu Denisovichu” polveka (Moscow: Russkii put’, 2012), 653-80.

‘Solzhenitsyn na mifotvorcheskom fone’, Voprosy literatury (Moscow), No 2 (March-April) 2003, 50-77.

‘Solzhenitsyn, Exile and the Genius loci’. Canadian-American Slavic Studies 33, Nos.2-4 (1999),  307-34. Russian in D. Bak, ed.,  Sovremennye strategii kul’turologicheskikh issledovanii, Trudy Inst-a evropeiskikh kul’tur, vyp. 1 (Moscow: RGGU, 2000), 105-53.

‘Shalamov v spore o lagernoi poezii’, in IV mezhdunarodnye shalamovskie chteniya (Moskva 18-19 iyunya 1997 goda) (Moscow: Respublika, 1997), 104-13.

‘Shalamov na zapade’, Sovetskaia bibliografiia (Moscow), 6 (1990), 96-99. Repr. in V.V. Esipov, ed., Shalamovskii sbornik,

Editor, with John B. Dunlop, Richard S. Haugh, Solzhenitsyn in exile : critical essays and documentary materials (Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution, 1985).

 

 

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