How is a nation imagined in a place that exists on the “Edge of Empires?” Or what is nation-ness like in a place that is construed as an ambiguous point between “east” and “west?” Or prevailing in a liminal state of becoming and unbecoming: European, Soviet, postcolonial, developing, modernizing
Russian and East European Studies
Russian and East European Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - -£38,183 p.a. (pro rata)
We are seeking a part-time (60%), fixed-term Departmental Lecturer to assist in teaching and supervision for the MSc and MPhil in Russian and East European Studies. The post is a part time fixed term post until 30 September 2019 made available due to the secondment of the permanent post holder.
In September Dan Healey gave the opening keynote lecture at an intensive workshop at the University of Tallinn, ‘Researching, reworking and representing Soviet and Socialist LGBT histories’ (29 September to 2 October 2016).
What happens to informal institutions and practices when political actors decide to implement democratic institutional reforms aimed at relieving formal institutions of informal constraints?
This one hour film is the first in a three part series about the Nagorny Karabakh conflict which traces its roots from the late Soviet period to the outbreak of serious fighting in 1992.
Rising frustration over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere have led some Western leaders to conclude that Russian leaders are living in a “different world.” My presentation will examine the source of these frustrations by analyzing the national narratives that shape interpretations of
Moldova remains torn between its historic economic and cultural ties to Russia, and the lure of funding and support from the EU and US.
Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize): Contemporary Russian fiction in the mirror of the Russian Booker.
Elena Chizhova (novelist): The ongoing fascination in the Russian novel with the Soviet past.