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- Senior Lecturer
- Sch of Slavonic & East European Studies
- School of Arts & Social Sciences
Aesthetics and literary theory; political philosophy; Habsburg culture and psychoanalysis; Modernism and the historical avant-gardes; Czech, Slovak and German-language literature; Postcolonialism and Central European culture.
Amongst other projects, I am currently investigating the function of speech in political thought, with reference to Arendt, Bakhtin, Hobbes, and Thucydides.
My book, Experience and Form: Mikhail Bakhtin and Walter Benjamin came out with Palgrave-Macmillan in 2007.
You may read my article on 'German-language Culture and the "Slav Stranger within"', published in Central Europe.
Here is a final draft of an article, 'The Revolutionary Moment and the 'Lost Treasure' of Democracy: 1989 in the Light of Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and Slavoj ��i��ek'that appeared in Peter Duncan (ed.), Convergence and Divergence: Russia and Eastern Europe into the Twenty-First Century, Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe series. London: UCL SSEES, 2007.
I teach and contribute to a wide variety of courses in comparative literature, political philosophy, literary theory and cultural studies, East European literature and cinema, and Slovak literature. I am also Programme tutor for the MRes in East European Studies and for the MA in Central and South-East European Studies. In July, I was given one of the Provost's Teaching Awards.
The History of European Political Ideas (BA)
Introduction to East European Literature in Translation (BA)
Cinema in Eastern Europe (BA)
Introduction to Slovak Literature (BA)
Walter Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History, Politics (MA)
Alterity, Identity, Dialogue: Bakhtin and Others (MA)
Language and Culture (BA)
Nationalism, Literature and Language in Eastern Europe (MA)
Contemporary Cultural Studies: Between Communism and Postmodernism (MA)
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