Welcome to Slavic Studies

  • Slavic Studies engages with research into Russian and other Slavic literatures, post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav studies, Russian and Slavic socio-linguistics and Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian topics in Translation Studies.

    Admission into Slavic Honours, or Slavic MA by Research, or MA by Course Work and 66% Research or a Slavic PhD requires prior knowledge of a Slavic language or, in the case of specialisation in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory topics, prior study in these areas.

    Current and recent research areas in Slavic Studies, which reflect postgraduate research as well as staff research, are the following:

    • Poetics of Realism: L N Tolstoy, F M Dostoevsky in the context of Dickens and Flaubert
    • Drama: Chekhov and “intimate theatre”, “theatre of cruelty” (Artaud) and “absurd theatre” (Beckett)
    • Dialogicity (M Bakhtin, M Mamardashvili)
    • Slavic cinema: avant-garde and post-perestroika
    • Post-communist popular culture: the Russian detektiv novel, Slovak TV soaps and rock bands
    • Russian and Slavic socio-linguistics

    Slavic Studies – Disciplines


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