Staff in the Department of Russian
Dr Alexandra Harrington, BA, MA, PhD Nottingham
Alex Harrington came to the Department of Russian in 2001 from the University of Nottingham. Her main area of research specialization is in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture, particularly the career of Anna Akhmatova and on her place in the Russian literary tradition. She has published widely on Akhmatova, and is the author of a monograph, The Poetry of Anna Akhmatova: Living in Different Mirrors (Anthem, 2006), and of an essay on Akhmatova in a forthcoming volume, Russia's People of Empire, ed. by S. Norris and W. Sunderland (Indiana University Press, 2011). She is currently conducting research for a monograph that will investigate the visual dimension of Russian poetry from the seventeenth century to the present.
She can offer postgraduate supervision in areas relating to Russian poetry, text-image relations in Russian literature, and Russian literature of the Silver Age.
- Culture and Difference
- Visual and Performance
- 2006 The Poetry of Anna Akhmatova: Living in Different Mirrors, Anthem, 275 pp.
Essays in edited volumes
- 2006 'Finding Form for Chaos: Dostoevsky's The Adolescent and Akhmatova's Poem without a Hero', in Young, Sarah. & Milne, Lesley. (eds.), Dostoevsky: On the Threshold of Other Worlds: Essays in Honour of Malcolm V. Jones, Bramcote Press, pp. 46-63
Journal papers: academic
- 2013 'Eloquent Silence: Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, Early Film and Modernism', Slavonica 19.
- 2011 'Anna Akhmatova's Biographical Myth-Making: Tragedy and Melodrama', Slavonic and East European Review 89, pp. 455-493
- 2007 'Chaosmos: Observations on the Stanza Form of Anna Akhmatova's Poem Without a Hero', Slavonica 13, pp. 99-112
- 2007 'Reading Between the Lines: '.A ia molchu', Akhmatova's Silent-Speaking Elegy', Modern Language Review 102, pp. 793-809
- 2006 'Forking Paths and Other Dramas: Postmodernist Features of Anna Achmatova's Menja, kak reku', Russian Literature 59, pp. 41-64
- 2005: AHRC Research Leave Award