Professor and Head, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies; Co-Director, Prokhorov Centre, University of Sheffield
EURIAS Visiting Fellow
(September 2016 – June 2017)
Literary Pax Sovietica: The Socialist-Realist Episode in Central and Eastern European Literatures (1945 – 1956)
Literary Pax Sovietica is an intentionally provocative way to refer to the establishment of socialist writing in post-war Eastern and Central Europe as an attempt to create a unified cultural space under the Soviet rule during the first post-WWII decade–the formative years of the Cold War. This project examines processes related to the institutionalisation of the production and consumption of literature during the first post-WWII decade in different Eastern and Central European countries.