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Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Rebecca Beasley and Philip Ross Bullock


This book offers the first comprehensive account of the breadth and depth of the British fascination with Russian and Soviet culture, tracing its transformative effect on British intellectual life from the 1880s, the decade which saw the first sustained interest in Russian literature, to 1940, the eve of the Soviet Union's entry into the Second World War. By focusing on the role played by institutions, disciplines and groups—libraries, periodicals, government agencies, concert halls, publishing houses, theatres, and film societies—this collection marks an important departure from standard lite ... More

Keywords: Russia, Britain, modernism, transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660865
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Beasley, editor
Tutorial Fellow in English at The Queen's College, Oxford; and University Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century English Literature in the Faculty of English at the University of Oxford

Philip Ross Bullock, editor
Tutorial Fellow in Russian at Wadham College, Oxford; and University Lecturer in Russian in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford