The events about Russian literature and culture listed below were held under the auspices of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at St Antony's College. The Centre was launched in 2003 to carry forward the work of the internationally renowned Russian and East European Studies Centre, established in 1953. The Centre is a major component of research on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia at Oxford University. The centre is directed by Professor Roy Allison, and the current Research Fellow in Russian Literature and Culture is Dr Oliver Ready.
Conversation with Maria Stepanova and Sasha Dugdale
A conversation with the Moscow-based poet and prose writer Maria Stepanova and her main translator Sasha Dugdale about three volumes of Stepanova's work newly translated into English. A conversation with the Moscow-based poet and prose writer Maria Stepanova and her main translator Sasha Dugdale about three volumes of Stepanova's work newly translated into English: In Memory of Memory (Fitzcarraldo), War of the Beasts and the Animals (Bloodaxe), and The Voice Over (Columbia University Press). The discussion is led by Dr Oliver Ready (St Antony's) and Professor Stephanie Sandler (Harvard).
Maria Stepanova (poet and prose-writer)
Sasha Dugdale (translator and poet)
Professor Stephanie Sandler (Harvard)
Dr Oliver Ready (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Dostoevsky at 200: A roundtable
An event with leading scholars and the novelist Alex Christofi, to mark the bicentenary of Dostoevsky's birth by discussing new approaches to the work and life of this titanic figure. Speakers:
Professor Yuri Corrigan (Boston University),
Professor Lynn Ellen Patyk (Dartmouth College),
Alex Christofi (Author, 'Dostoevsky in love: an intimate life')
Discussant: Professor Caryl Emerson (Princeton)
Chair: Dr Oliver Ready (St Antony's College, Oxford)