Catriona Kelly is Professor of Russian at New College, Oxford. She studied Russian at Oxford and the University of Voronezh. After holding various research fellowships at Christ Church, Oxford, she taught for three years at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, before taking up her present post in 1996.
She has published widely on Russian culture, especially of the Late Imperial and Soviet periods; her interests range from modernist poetry to the visual arts, women's writing and cultural history. Her books include Petrushka, the Russian Carnival Puppet Theatre (CUP, 1990); A History of Russian Women's Writing, 1820-1992 (OUP, 1994); An Anthology of Russian Women's Writing, 1777-1992 (OUP, 1994); Refining Russia: Advice Literature, Polite Culture, and Gender from Catherine to Yeltsin (OUP, 2001), Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2001), Comrade Pavlik: The Rise and Fall of a Soviet Boy Hero (Granta 2005) and Children’s World: Growing Up in Russia 1890-1991 (Yale, 2007).
She is the co-editor of two introductory cultural histories of Russia and the Soviet Union, Constructing Russian Culture in the Age of Revolution and An Introduction to Russian Cultural Studies (both OUP, 1998), and of Utopias (Penguin, 1999), an anthology of Russian modernist texts, and she has published translations of various Russian authors, among them Tsvetaeva, Mayakovsky, Elena Shvarts, Olga Sedakova and Leonid Borodin. She is co-translator with Michael Molnar of Elena Shvarts’ ‘Paradise’: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 1993).
Books by Catriona Kelly