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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

OWRI Seminar: The Mystery of The Red Earth: Harold Heslop, Soviet Literary Institutions, and World Literature

8th May 2019, 17:00, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Dr Elena Ostrovskaya (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

A talk (co-organised with the English Department)

Dr Ostrovskaya is Associate Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, working on English and Russian literature, with research interests in translation studies, world literature, and the institutional history of the magazine International Literature. The project she is working on while in Durham are the writings of Harold Heslop, a former miner and labour activist from the Durham area, who became a 'Soviet writer' in the 1920s-30s.

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