A research area within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
All members of Russian and Slavonic Studies are active in a wide range of research fields covering the language, literature, culture and society of Russia and other Slavonic countries.
Particular areas of interest include: Russian and Slavonic literature of the 19th to 21st centuries, especially Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kundera; Russian film; New media and visual culture in Russia, especially queer visual culture; Language variation in Czech; Corpus linguistics and Russian politics, censorship / self-censorhip, professional journalistic ethics and conspiracy theories.
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Leeds Russian Centre
The Leeds Russian Centre adopts a new approach to Russian Studies, entitled 'Russian(n) in the Global Context'. The centre's objective is to reposition Russia and Russian Studies in the age of globalisation by moving beyond hitherto binary paradigms of examining Russia.
Language at Leeds
Language at Leeds brings together professionals within the University involved in the study of language, connecting individuals and groups to support research across various disciplines. The central tenet of the centre is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing and understanding issues relating to language, linguistics and communication.