Dr Alexandra Smith (PhD, SSEES, University of London, 1993) (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Reader in Russian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Alexandra Smith taught Russian literature and culture at the University of Essex, University of Bristol, University of Canterbury and University of Sheffield. Her list of publications includes 2 books (The Song of the Mocking Bird: Pushkin in the Works of Marina Tsvetaeva, Peter Lang, 1994, and Montaging Pushkin: Pushkin and Visions of Modernity in Russian 20th-c. Poetry, Rodopi, 2006) and over 170 articles and reviews related to Russian 19th-, 20th- and 21st c. literature and culture, and comparative literature. Alexandra Smith's research and teaching interests include Russian literature, theatre, and film; comparative literature; literary theory; critical theory; film studies. Currently she is working on the AHRC-sponsored project (together with Dr Katherine Hodgson, University of Exeter) — "Reconfiguring the Canon of Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry, 1991-2008". She is also writing a book on Russian twentieth-century elegy.