Russian and Slavonic Studies
The University of Leeds has a long Russian Studies tradition; our area was founded in 1918.
Whilst mindful of this tradition, we are pioneering a dynamic, 21st century approach to the subject, with a multi-media, cross-disciplinary teaching approach, led by our staff's latest research.
We offer MA by Research and PhD in Russian and Slavonic Studies, our members of staff have special interests in:
- 19th Century Russian literature, especially Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
- religious and philosophical themes in 19th Century Russian literature
- Russian popular culture
- Soviet and post-Soviet literature and history and culture
- Postmodernist/Postcommunist identities
- digital culture: online media, digital art, film and animation
- post-Soviet space as postcolonial arena
- the media in Russia and Eastern Europe
- the fiction of Milan Kundera.