Category Archives: Podcast

Professor Marina Tsvetkova, ‘The reception of Marina Tsvetaeva in Britain’ – Talk now available on YouTube

In our first seminar for Winter 2021-22, we were joined by Professor Marina Tsvetkova of the Higher School of Economics, Nizhni-Novgorod, for a fascinating (and somewhat provocative!) look at the reception of Marina Tsvetaeva in Britain. Professor Tsvetkova gave an overview of translations of Tsvetaeva, and then guided the group through a comparison of a particular English translation with the Russian original. This was followed by a long and varied discussion.

A recording of Dr Katherine Bowers’s 25 May talk on ‘Radcliffiana and the Russian Gothic Wave’, is now available on YouTube

In the third ARRN seminar of 2021, we were joined by Dr Katherine Bowers for a deep dive into the reception of the English Gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe in Russia. Why were so many novels falsely attributed to Radcliffe (alongside her actual work) in the early nineteenth century, and what can such publishing microhistories tell us about Russian, and transnational, literary culture at the time?

The talk is now available on YouTube.