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Dr Connor B Doak

BA (Cantab.), MSt (Oxon.), PhD(Northwestern)

  • BS8 1TE


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Personal profile

Research interests

Connor Doak works primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture, with a special interest in gender and sexuality and their relationship to war and political change. He has published in journals such as Modernism/modernitySlavic and East European Journal and Forum for Modern Language Studies. He is currently working on a monograph exploring how the poet Vladimir Maiakovskii uses verse to negotiate the shifting terrain of masculinity in revolutionary Russia and the early Soviet period. Connor's work increasingly extends back into the nineteenth century, as evidenced by recent publications on fatherhood in Chekhov's stories and on performing masculinity in Dostoevskii's Demons. He is also beginning to work on a project on how contemporary adaptations of classic texts frame issues of masculinity.

Connor is co-organizer, with Bradley Stephens (French), of 'Transnational Masculinities', an interdisciplinary workshop series funded by Bristol's Institute of Advanced Studies. He is also co-convener, with Muireann Maguire (University of Exeter) and Margarita Vaysman (University of St Andrews), of the Nineteenth-Century Study Group in the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES). In 2017, Connor won a British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Award to create the 'UK-Russia Research Forum', which had its inaugural international symposium in January 2018.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 201730 Sep 2020

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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

Blog post: All the Russias: A Transnational Approach

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

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
  • Masculine Style: Vladimir Mayakovsky's Poetics of Virility

    Doak, C., 2020, (In preparation) TBD.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  • Prizes

    Bristol University Award for Education in Arts

    Doak, Connor B (Recipient), 15 Jun 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Doak, Connor B (Recipient), 9 Nov 2015

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Activities

    Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention 2019

    Connor Doak (Speaker)

    Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Poetics of Masculinity: Re-Reading Vladimir Mayakovsky

    Connor Doak (Advisor)

    19 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    AvtobiografiЯ (Journal)

    Connor Doak (Editorial board member)

    1 Sep 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Supervised Work 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)