Professor Andrei Rogatchevski is a graduate of the Moscow State University (1988, MA equiv. in Russian Language and Literature) and the University of Glasgow (1998, PhD in Slavonic Languages and Literatures). He also studied at the Charles University in Prague (the Podebrady campus) and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He taught at the University of Glasgow, University of Helsinki, Masaryk University in Brno, University of Ostrava, University of Mainz/Germersheim, University of Ghent, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, held a research post at Uppsala University, and is currently Professor of Russian Literature and Culture at the University of Tromso (Norway). Among the publications he has (co-)authored/(co-)edited are: Bribery and Blat in Russia: Negotiating Reciprocity from the Middle Ages to the 1990s (2000), A Biographical and Critical Study of the Russian Writer Eduard Limonov (2003), Filming the Unfilmable: Casper Wrede's "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" (2010) and the special issue of Canadian-American Slavic Studies (nos 2-4, 1999) entitled East and Central European Emigre Literatures: Past, Present - and Future?