Rosalind Judith MARSH

Published Books


Soviet Fiction since Stalin: Science, Politics and Literature  (London and Sydney: Croom Helm, 1986), 338 pp.


Images of Dictatorship: Stalin in Literature  (London and New York: Routledge, 1989), 267 pp.


History and Literature in Contemporary Russia (London: Macmillan, 1995; St Martin's Press, New York, 1995), 289 pp.


Women in Russia and Ukraine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996): editor, contributor and translator, 350 pp.


Gender and Russian Literature: New Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996): editor, contributor and translator, 353 pp.


 Women and Russian Culture: Projections and Self-Perceptions (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 1998), editor, contributor and translator, 295 pp.


(with Anna Bull and Hanna Diamond), Feminisms and Women's Movements in Contemporary Europe (London: Macmillan, 2000), editor and contributor.



Other Selected Publications since 1990


a) Chapters in Books


‘The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Feminist Writing in Russia’, in Helena Forsås-Scott (ed.), Textual Liberation: European Feminist Writing in the Twentieth Century, Routledge, London and New York, 1992, pp.130-63. 


‘Reassessing the past: images of Stalin and Stalinism in contemporary Russian literature’, in Sheelagh Duffin Graham (ed.), New Directions in Soviet Literature (London: Macmillan, 1992), pp.89-105. 


‘Women, politics and society in post-communist Russia and the former Soviet Union’, in Michael Pursglove (ed.), The New Russia (London: Intellect, 1995), pp. 65-74.


‘Women in contemporary Russia and the former Soviet Union’, in Rick Wilford and Robert Miller (eds), Women, Nationalism and Ethnicity (London: Routledge, 1998), pp. 87-119.


(with Stephen Lovell), ‘Culture and Crisis: The Intelligentsia and Literature after 1953’, in David Shepherd and Catriona Kelly (eds), Russian Cultural Studies: An Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 56-87.


‘History and Literature in Contemporary Russia’, in Ian Thatcher (ed.), Regime and Society in Twentieth-century Russia (London: Macmillan, 1999), pp. 207-56.


‘Women in Russia and the Former USSR: Politics, Society and Culture’,  in Joe Andrew et al. (eds), Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identity, vol. 2 (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 218-42.


‘Literary Representations of Stalin and Stalinism as Demonic’, in Pamela Davidson (ed.), Russian Literature and its Demons (New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2000), pp. 473-511.



Chapters in press


‘Women Realist Prose Writers, 1881-1929’, in Adele Barker and Jehanne Gheith (eds),  History of Women's Writing in Russia (Cambridge University Press).


‘Sex, Religion and Censorship in Anna Mar's Woman on the Cross’, in Peter Barta (ed.), Gender and Civilisation in Russian Culture (Harwood Press).


b) Articles in Academic Journals


‘“Alternative Literature” in Russia: An Interview with Mikhail Berg’, Rusistika, No.4 (Dec.1991), pp.16-18.


‘Olga Lipovskaya and women's issues in Russia’, Rusistika, No.5 (June 1992), pp.16-21.


‘Glasnost and Russian Literature’ Australian Slavonic and East European Review, Vol.6, No.2 (1992), pp. 21-39.


‘The Death of Soviet Literature: Can Russian Literature Survive?’, Europe-Asia Studies  (formerly Soviet Studies), Vol.45, No.1, 1993, pp.115-139.


‘“From Problems to Strategy”? Impressions of the Second Independent Women's Forum in Dubna’, Rusistika, No.7 (June 1993), pp.16-19.


‘Postscript: Report on the “Women in Russia” Conference in Bath’, Rusistika, No.7 (June 1993), pp.20-21.


‘New Developments in Russian Poetry: Elena Chizhova’, Essays in Poetics, 1993, Vol.18, No.2, pp.88-110.


‘An Introduction to Bella Ulanovskaia’, Rusistika , No. 16 (December 1995).


 ‘A New Agenda for Russian Women's Literary Studies’, Irish Slavonic Studies, No. 16, 1995 (1996), pp. 83-92.


‘Feminism in a Cold Climate: Women's Realist and Feminist Writings from the 1880s to the Revolution, in the Context of Russian (Anti-)Feminism’, Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, vol. 25 (1998) [2000], no. 1, pp. 1-29.


Research Grants


For conference ‘Women in Russia and the Former USSR’, 30 March-2 April 1993:
ESRC £1604
Ford Foundation       £1500
British Academy      £1000
British Council (Russia) £1100
   (Ukraine) £681 
Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies £250

South West Arts £500 for conference
£950 for Russian Writers' Tour, 'Voices of Russian Women' 

£10,000 as Principal Investigator for Seminar Series on ‘Women's Search for Identity in Contemporary Europe’, 1995-7
British Academy £2,000 (personal research grant, 1995)
British Academy £2,500 (young Russian scholars' fellowship, 1997)
British Academy £450 (BASEES conference, 1998)
British Academy   £1000 (BASEES conference, 1999)
British Academy    £329 (overseas conference grant for 1999 AAASS Conference)
British Academy £2000 (for BASEES conference, 2000)
British Academy

£10,000 (block grant for UK paper-givers at ICCEES Conference, Tampere, 2000)




British Council exchange fellowship to Leningrad (1991)
Short-term fellowship to Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Washington, DC (1991)
British Academy fellowship to Moscow (1995)
Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College, Oxford


Positions held


President of British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (1997-2001); Chair of Association of Heads of Russian (1999- ); member of National Advisory Board, Europe-Asia Studies; Chair, Centre for Women's Studies, University of Bath (1994-7); member of Council and Promotions Committee, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London (1996-9); member of Panel, Unit of Assesment 54 (Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages), RAE 2001; member of Executive Committee, Russian Language Undergraduate Study (1999- ); member of Advisory Board of Subject Centre in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (2000- ); member of ESRC panel on postgraduate research training in Development Studies and Area Studies (2000).



Other Public Output


Contributor at World Congresses of International Council for Central and East Suropean Studies (ICCEES): Harrogate (1990), Warsaw (1995), Tampere (2000); organizer of arts section of BASEES conference (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998); contributor at BASEES conferences (1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000); speaker at Irish Association for Russian and East European Studies (1993 and 1994; keynote speaker, 1998); speaker at conferences of American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies: Seattle, Washington; Boca Raton, Florida; St Louis, Missouri; Denver, Colorado (1997-2000); speaker at conference of Australian and New Zealand Slavists' Association: Melbourne (1998); organiser of international conference ‘Women in Russia’ (1993); chair and contributor to ‘Voices of Russian Women’ tour to 6 arts centres in London and the south of England (1993), and at festival ‘Women of Russia in Art’, London (1995); interviews to Russian press and radio and BBC World Service.
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