Department of Slavonic Studies

Modern & Medieval Languages

Department of Slavonic Studies

Dr Rory Finnin   

Dr Rory Finnin

 

College:



Robinson College

Positions:

University Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies
Director, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme
Chair, Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies

[on Research Leave in Michaelmas Term 2013]

Postal Address:


Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages 

University of Cambridge 

Sidgwick Avenue 

CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DA

Phone: 01223 (7)60824
Email: ref35@cam.ac.uk

Phone: (+44) (0)1223 335007

Web Page: http://www.CambridgeUkrainianStudies.org/

Rory Finnin's primary research interest is the interplay of literature and national identity in Ukraine. He also studies Soviet Russian dissident literature and Turkish nationalist literature. His broader interests include nationalism theory, human rights discourse, and problems of cultural memory. Finnin's current project is a comparative study of the role of lyric poetry in the emergence of modern European nationalisms.

Finnin directs the Ukrainian Studies programme at Cambridge and chairs the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies. He received his PhD (with distinction) in Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

Selected publications:

'Captive Turks: Crimean Tatars in Pan-Turkist Literature', Middle Eastern Studies (forthcoming)

Remembering Katyn, co-authored with Alexander Etkind, Uillieam Blacker, Julie Fedor, Simon Lewis, Maria Mälksoo and Matilda Mroz, Polity Press (2012)

'The Poetics of Home: Crimean Tatars in Nineteenth-Century Russian and Turkish Literatures', Comparative Literature Studies 49.1 (January 2012)

'Forgetting Nothing, Forgetting No One: Boris Chichibabin, Viktor Nekipelov, and the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars', Modern Language Review 106.4 (September 2011)

'Nationalism and the Lyric; or, How Taras Shevchenko Speaks to Compatriots Dead, Living, and Unborn', Slavonic and East European Review 89: 1 (January 2011)

'Silence and Extinction in Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors', Slavic and East European Performance 28.1 (Winter 2008) 



'Attendants to the Duel: Classical Intertexts in Desportes's "Adieu a la Pologne" and Kochanowski's "Gallo Crocitanti"', Comparative Literature Studies 44.4 (Winter 2007)

'Mountains, Masks, Metre, Meaning: Taras Shevchenko's Kavkaz,' Slavonic and East European Review 83:3 (July 2005) 



'Prelude to a Revolution: Reflections on Observing the 2004 Presidential Elections in Ukraine', with Adriana Helbig, Harriman Review 15:2-3 (May 2005); reprinted in Aspects of the Orange Revolution, ed. Ingmar Bredies et al., vol. 4 (Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2007)



 

 

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