Professor Julian Graffy
Professor of Russian Literature and Cinema
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I studied Russian at University College Oxford, spending the year 1968-1969 at the State University of Rostov on Don, USSR, and graduating in 1970. After that I spent three years at St Antony's College Oxford with the year 1971-1972 spent at Leningrad State University. From 1973-1976 I was Harold Salvesen Junior Research Fellow at University College, Oxford.
I joined the Russian Department of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in 1976, initially teaching literature and language. In the late 1980s I began to teach courses on Russian cinema, and this now forms the core of my teaching and research.
Over the last 20 years I have helped SSEES to build up the largest collection of Russian and East European film and documentary material on video and DVD outside Russia. You can see our collection at http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/videos/intro.htm
Along with my colleague Dr Philip Cavendish I run the Russian Cinema Research Group which has members from a number of British universities.
I was made Professor of Russian Literature and Cinema in 2001.
I have written widely on Russian literature and film. I have been a contributor to the British film journal Sight and Sound since 1991.
Among my publications are:
Culture and the Media in the USSR Today, (ed. with Professor Geoffrey Hosking), Macmillan, in association with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, London, 1989
Gogol's The Overcoat, Critical Studies in Russian Literature, Bristol Classical Press, London, 2000
Bed and Sofa: The Film Companion, KINOFile Film Companion, 5, I.B.Tauris, London and New York, 2001
Teaching and supervision
Russian film, Russian nineteenth and twentieth century literature, Russian language.
I am at present engaged in writing a book about the representation of foreigners in Russian and Soviet films over the 100 years of Russian film history. This project has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
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Wednesday 26 May 2010.