Petr Budrin


Petr Budrin is a graduate student at the University of Oxford. He studies Laurence Sterne (1713-68) and the ways the whimsical writings of this celebrated Yorkshire clergyman were read and interpreted in Soviet Russia of the 1920s and 30s. It is interesting to see how Sterne’s personality and the liberating spirit of his experimental prose were understood, discussed, and aroused sympathy among readers living in the ultimately unfree and increasingly totalitarian reality of Post-Revolutionary Russia.

More broadly, he is interested in the theory of the novel, book history, as well as in various aspects of the Russian reception of British culture.


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