• BS8 1TE

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Russian Studies department at Bristol has for many years enjoyed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading research departments in the field of Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages. In the Government’s most recent Research Assessment Exercise, RAE 2008, 15% of its work was judged to be ‘world-class’, 60% ‘internationally excellent’ or better, and 90% ‘internationally recognised’ or better.

The Department’s main research strengths lie in Russian literature from the 18th century to the present, Russian intellectual history from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, and Russian popular culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, including cinema and animation. It is also one of very few Departments in the UK to conduct research in Czech and Slovak literature and culture.

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    Research Output

    Modernism and the Avant-Garde

    Doak, C., 2021, (In preparation) The Cambridge History of Russian Literature. Franklin, S., Reich, R. & Widdis, E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Ayn Rand's Fountainhead and Its Russian Antecedents

    Offord, D. C., 7 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Modern Language Review. 115, 4, p. 763-790 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Blog post: All the Russias: A Transnational Approach

    Byford, A., Doak, C. & Hutchings, S., 20 Feb 2020

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • Projects

    Translating Cultures

    Stougaard-Nielsen, J., Atkin, R., Milutinovic, Z. & Chitnis, R. A.


    Project: Research

  • Student theses

    A Study of Penguin’s Russian Classics (1950-1964) with Special Reference to David Magarshack

    Author: McAteer, C., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Chitnis, R. (Supervisor) & O'Sullivan, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Gay.ru: Imagining Russian sexualities in a queer world

    Author: Saunders, T. E., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Doak, C. (Supervisor) & Pinfold, D. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)


    P for Posthumanism: Reading Pelevin in the ‘Age of Spiritual Machines’

    Author: Gasparian, E. B., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Chitnis, R. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)



    AHRC PhD Studentship

    Sutton-Mattocks, Julia C (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Bristol University Award for Education in Arts

    Doak, Connor B (Recipient), 15 Jun 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    University of Bristol Digital Design Course

    Ruth A Coates (Participant)

    15 Jun 202023 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Seminar of the Society of St Alban and St Sergius, Oxford

    Ruth A Coates (Speaker)

    10 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies (Journal)

    Ruth A Coates (Editor)

    Jul 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review