A People Passing Rude
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Tamsin Alexander holds a BMus from King’s College London and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She is currently in the second year of her PhD on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded place at Selwyn College. Her research, under the supervision of Dr Marina Frolova-Walker, is on the reception of Russian opera across Europe in the 19th century, considering contrasting reactions to the repertoire in Britain, Germany, France and the Czech lands.

Tatiana Bogrdanova is Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Philology at the Kalmyk State University in Elista, Republic of Kalmykia. She received her PhD from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her main research interests are in English and Translation Studies and she has published a number of articles in Russian scholarly journals.

Philip Ross Bullock is University Lecturer in Russian at the University of Oxford, and Tutor and Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of The Feminine in the Prose of Andrey Platonov (2005), Rosa Newmarch and Russian Music in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England (2009), and The Correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarch, 1906-1939 (2011). He has a particular interest in the reception of Russian culture in Britain, and is currently co-editing Russia in Britain: From Melodrama to Modernism with Rebecca Beasley.

Verity Clarkson read Modern History at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before completing an MA in History of Design and Decorative Arts at the University of Brighton. She recently completed a PhD thesis on ‘The Organisation and Reception of Eastern Bloc Exhibitions on the British Cold War “Home Front” c. 1956-1979’, funded by an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (University of Brighton and the Victoria and Albert Museum). She currently teaches part time at Brighton and also works in collections research at the Crafts Council.

Peter Cochran did his PhD, an edition of Byron’s The Vision of Judgement, at Glasgow, under the supervision of Drummond Bone. He is responsible for the editions of Byron’s works and correspondence on the website of the International Byron Society, for the Byron entry in CBEL3, and the entries for John Cam Hobhouse and E.J. Trelawny in the NDNB. He has lectured on Byron all over the world, and written and edited several books, including Byron and Bob, Byron and Hobby-O, Byron’s Romantic Politics, and ‘Romanticism’—and Byron, together with numerous articles on the poet.

Anthony Cross is Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the British Academy. His main research interests are Anglo-Russian cultural relations and 18th century Russia. He is currently completing an annotated bibliography of English-language first-hand accounts of Russia, 1613-1917.

Julian Graffy is Professor of Russian Literature and Cinema at University College London. He is the author of Gogol’s The Overcoat (2000), Bed and Sofa: The Film Companion (2001); Chapaev: The Film Companion (2010); and several articles about Russian literature and film. He is currently engaged in a study of the representation of the foreigner over a hundred years of Russian film.

Louise Hardiman is a doctoral student in the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge. Her research concerns the exchange of ideas between the Russian and British ‘arts and crafts’ revival movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and her thesis, supervised by Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley, is provisionally entitled ‘Netta Peacock and British Engagement with the Russian Decorative Arts, 1890-1917’.

Michael Hughes is Professor of Russian and International History at the University of Liverpool. He has published two books on Anglo-Russian relations in the early 20th century, as well as further books on British foreign policy, and is currently completing a biography of Stephen Graham.

Svetlana Klimova is a Lecturer in Russian Stylistics at the Linguistic University of Nizhnii Novgorod (Russia). Her doctoral dissertation was devoted to Russian Byronism at the beginning of the 20th century. The results of her research are published in the book Dva avtora, dve kul’tury, dve epokhi (Bairon v vospriiatii Bunina) (2011). She is currently working on the project ‘Russia and Russians in British Culture at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century’.

Claire Knight is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, where she is completing her dissertation on postwar Stalin-era popular cinema. She is also interested in British media perceptions of the Soviet Union during the wartime Anglo-Soviet Alliance. Her chapter in this volume arises from her work as an assistant at the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College.

Nicola Kozicharow is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge supervised by Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley, and her dissertation title is ‘Dmitrii Stelletskii and Filipp Maliavin in Emigration: Dreaming of Russia and Resisting Change’. Her research engages with Russian émigré artists in France between the wars. She received her MPhil in History of Art from Cambridge University (2011), M.A. in History of Art from University College London (2007), and B.A. in History of Art and Slavic Studies from Brown University (2006).

Muireann Maguire is Fellow in Russian Literature and Culture at Wadham College, Oxford. Her book Stalin’s Ghosts: Gothic Themes in Early Soviet Literature is forthcoming. Her collection of Russian 20th century ghost stories in translation, Red Spectres, will be published in 2012. Her current research examines the cultural mythology of the scientist in Russia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Richard Marks is Honorary Professor of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of York. His research interests are in devotional imagery of the ‘long’ middle ages in Western Europe, Byzantium and Russia, on which he has published extensively.

Emma Minns is Associate Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the University of Reading. She has a long-standing interest in the reception of Russian arts and crafts in Great Britain at the turn of the 19th century and the visual representation of Russian writers. She has been investigating the development of pictorial statistics in Soviet Russia as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Isotype Revisited Project’ (Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading).

Rachel Polonsky is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern and Mediaeval Languages at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She is the author of English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance (1998) and Molotov’s Magic Lantern (2010).

Scott Ruby, who holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, is Associate Curator of Russian and Eastern European Art at Hillwood Estate Museum, and Gardens in Washington, DC. Recent publications include ‘The Power of Porcelain: the Gardner Order Services for the Empress of Russia’ for Ars Ceramica (forthcoming), ‘A Toast to Vodka and Russia’ in The Art of Drinking (2007) and Masterpieces of Early Christian Art and Icons (2005).

Alexandra Smith is Reader in Russian Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the author of The Song of the Mockingbird: Pushkin in the Works of Marina Tsvetaeva (1994) and Montaging Pushkin: Pushkin and Visions of Modernity in Russian Twentieth-Century Poetry (2006), as well as numerous articles on Russian literature and culture. Currently she is working on several publications related to the project ‘Reconfiguring the Canon of Russian Twentieth-Century Poetry, 1991-2008’ funded by the AHRC.

Marilyn Schwinn Smith is a Five College Associate, affiliated with Five Colleges, Inc. in Amherst, MA. She received her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a thesis on Marina Tsvetaeva’s Civil War poema, Perekop. She has published on Tsvetaeva, Virginia Woolf, Vsevolod Garshin, Jane Harrison and Aleksei Remizov. She is currently writing on John Cournos as an American writer in Europe.

Olga M. Ushakova, who received her PhD at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, is a professor in the Department for Foreign Literature at the Tiumen State University, West Siberia. She is the author of a monograph T.S. Eliot and European Cultural Tradition (2005) and other articles on T.S. Eliot, modernism, and Anglo-Russian literary relations. She is currently working on a study of T.S. Eliot and Russian Culture.