Dušan RadunoviÄ‡ is Lecturer in Russian in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. The main areas of his research include the articulations of modernity in Russian and Soviet visual culture, social and intellectual history. Among other issues, Dušan has recently authored an article on the aspects of national identity in Georgian Soviet cinema and is currently preparing for publication a paper on the politics of visibility in Sergei Eisenstein’searlywork. Dušan’s long-standing interest in Russian and general critical theory has manifested itself in several papers and monographs dedicated to the legacies of Mikhail Bakhtin, Gustav Shpet and Russian Formalism. In 2012, Dušan published his first single-authored monograph Rani Bahtin(in Serbian), which examines the epistemological foundations of Bakhtin’s early works. In the same year he co-edited a volume on discourse and ideology Language, Ideology and the Human (Ashgate 2012). Dušan’s continuing interest in identifying and cognitive mapping of Russia’s modernity will result with his first English language monograph. The volume, which redefines the scientific field of late Imperial and early Soviet studies of language and the arts, will appear in press in early 2016.