Junior Visiting Fellow
(October 2010 – March 2011)
The Gates of Europe:
Cultural Traffic Between the Late Habsburg and Romanov Empires
How did authors writing in Russian and German from about 1860 to 1930 engage with the ethnic, linguistic, and religious multiplicity of the Romanov and Habsburg Empires? On what bases might cultural processes in these neighbouring contiguous empires be compared? I am writing a book on Russian literary representations of Empire in this period. This book is part of a larger comparative project examining the movement of people and texts across the Russian-Austrian border, and how such cultural traffic shaped how national, imperial, or European culture was imagined.