Josephine von Zitzewitz won her doctorate in Russian literature from Oxford University in 2009. She held a lectureship in Russian literature at New College, Oxford from 2010-2012. Currently, she is Junior Research Fellow at New College, pursuing a project on the 'Reading Habits and Dissent during the Period of Stagnation' in collaboration with the “Memorial” Society in Moscow and revising a monograph entitled 'Music for a Deaf Age: The Religious-Philosophical Seminar in 1970s Leningrad"..
Recent publictions include:
“Viktor Krivulin and Aleksandr Mironov: The Quest for Sacred Language in 1970s Russian Poetry”, Modern Languages Review 107 (2012), pp. 872-93.
“Leonid Borodin’s Rasstavanie: Orthodoxy and the Moscow Intelligentsia in the 1970s” in Models of Personal Conversion in Russian Cultural History of the 19th and 20th Centuries ”, ed. Jens Herlth (Bern: Peter Lang), forthcoming in 2013.
“Poeziia kak molitva? Elena Shvarts i Oleg Okhapkin” in Vtoraia kul’tura: Neofitsial’naia poeziia Leningrada v 1970-e-1980-e gody, ed. Jean-Philippe Jaccard (St Petersburg: Rostok), forthcoming in 2013.