TLS review Oliver Ready’s talk at Pushkin House

Oliver Ready, author of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, spoke at Pushkin House on 20 June about his research on folly in recent Russian writing. His talk was reviewed in the TLS by Bryan Karetnyk; read the article here. Read about his monograph on the subject here.  

Oliver Ready speaking at Pushkin House in London

Oliver Ready, author of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, will be speaking about his book at the Pushkin House in London on Tuesday 20 June 2017. The title of his talk will be ‘Schools for Fools? The Cult of Folly in Recent Russian Writing’. Click here to register for the … Continue reading

Book launch: Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, by Oliver Ready, will be launched at 5.30pm on 16 May 2017 in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Library Reading Room at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Professor Andrew Kahn, editor of the Russian Transformations series in which the book appears, will be joining the … Continue reading

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital published

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» … Continue reading

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