Olga Tabachnikova

Dr Olga Tabachnikova is a Reader in Russian and Head of Russian Studies, as well as the Director of The Vladimir Vysotsky Research Centre for the Study of Russian Language and Culture at the School of Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, England. She has twin background, with two PhDs, respectively in Mathematics (1995) and Russian Literature and Philosophy (2007), from the University of Bath. She worked at the Universities of Bath and Bristol (UK), as well as the University of Trier (Germany), and was a recipient of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2009-2011), and of the Entente Cordiale Scholarship to the Sorbonne, France (2000-2001). Her main area of expertise encompasses both classical and contemporary Russian culture (from the 19th century to the present) with the main focus on cultural and literary history and the history of ideas. Olga has published extensively in the field of Russian Studies, and is also an author of two books of poetry (in Russian). Her recent scholarly publications include a monograph and edited volume on Russian Irrationalism: Russian Irrationalism from Pushkin to Brodsky: Seven Essays in Literature and Thought (Bloomsbury Academic, hardcover: 2015, paperback: 2016) and Facets of Russian Irrationalism between Art and Life, Mystery inside Enigma (editor) (Brill-Rodopi, 2016). More publications and further details can be found at: https://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/olga_tabachnikova.php