Elizabeth (Ellie) Harrison
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Working title of thesis: Attitudes to Roman Catholicism in the Russian literary culture of the 19th and early 20th century
Present degree status: PhD candidate
Start date of research: January 2009
Supervisors: Professor Pamela Davidson (Primary) and Dr Robin Aizlewood (Secondary)
Centres to which the thesis is affiliated: Centre for Russian Studies; CEELBAS
Description of research topic:
This research examines attitudes to Roman Catholicism and its effect on the development of the 'Russian idea' in the 19th to early 20th centuries with reference to how this is manifested in the literary culture of the period. It will take several key writers and texts as case studies, including selected works of Chaadaev, Pushkin, Gogol´, the Slavophiles, Tiutchev, Dostoevskii, Vladimir Solov´ev and Viacheslav Ivanov. The study will make an integrated but focused contribution to the study of religion in the Russian culture of this period, the Russian national idea, and the intellectual history of Russia.
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