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Durham University

The Russkiy Mir Centre

Members of the Centre

Dr Dušan Radunović

Director of the Sergei Averintsev Russkiy Mir Centre and Lecturer in Russian, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Dušan has worked in the fields of Russian and general critical theory and cinema studies. He has completed a volume on the institutional aspects of Russian humanities in the 1910s and 1920s (scheduled for publication in 2014) and is the author of Rani Bahtin, a monograph on Mikhail Bakhtin’s formative years (2012, in Serbian). He has also co-edited (with Sanja Bahun) the collection of essays Language, Ideology, and the Human (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012) and has written and presented widely on Russian cultural and intellectual history, as well as on the cinemas of Russia, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

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Dr Sarah Davies

Senior Lecturer in the Department of History

Sarah Davies specialises in the cultural, social and political history of the Soviet Union in the Stalin era (1920s–1953). Her first book, Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia (CUP, 1997) was awarded the Alec Nove prize. She received AHRC funding for a project on Stalin's personal archive, which has resulted in a forthcoming monograph, Stalin on Stalinism, jointly-authored with James Harris (Leeds). With Harris, she co-edited Stalin: A New History (CUP, 2003). She also has interests in Soviet cinema and the culture of the Cold War.
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Dr Sergei Tyulenev

Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Sergey Tyulenev holds a BA in choir conducting and musicology; PhD in Germanic linguistics. In 2009 he completed a second PhD in translation studies at the University of Ottawa. He conducted postdoctoral research projects at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa). Sergei has taught in a number of universities around the world, among them: the University of Moscow, the University of Cambridge, McGill University. His scholarly interests include the history of translation in Russia, the sociology of translation as well as the epistemology of translation research. His major publications include Theory of Translation (Moscow: Gardariki, 2004); Applying Luhmann to Translation Studies (New York and London: Routledge, 2011); Translation and the Westernization of Eighteenth-Century Russia (Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2012). Sergey is currently working on a monograph that will investigate the epistemology of the present-day Translation Studies as a scholarly discipline. More about Sergei and his projects can be found on his personal website is and in his blog dedicated to various aspects and current issues of the present-day translation theory and practice
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Dr Patrick Zuk

Lecturer at the Department of Music

Patrick Zuk has composed orchestral, vocal, choral and chamber music, which has received performances by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the BBC Singers and other prominent ensembles. In recent years, Zuk's research has predominantly focussed on music in Russia and the former Soviet Union. At present, he is working on a major study of Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950), whose work has received comparatively little attention from Western scholars to date. Zuk’s research interests also include the Irish art music tradition. He is co-editor, together with Séamas de Barra, of a series of monographs on Irish composers issued by Field Day Publications, Dublin in conjunction with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He contributed a study of Raymond Deane (b. 1953) to the series in 2006 and is currently completing a second volume on A. J. Potter (1918-1980).