1. The Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837).
I have published three books on Pushkin: Ice and Flame, a study of Pushkin's novel in verse Eugene Onegin; Wave and Stone, a collection of essays on Pushkin's poetry and prose; and Dimitry's Shade, a reading of Pushkin's historical play Boris Godunov.
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2. Russian modernist theatre.
My book Pierrot in Petrograd examines the role of commedia dell'arte as a starting point for a new type of cubist metatheatre which I call balagan. My interest in Russian theatre also extends to film.
3. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov.
Among my publications are a number of essays on Chekhov. I have organized an international symposium on his work, and edited a volume of essays Chekhov Then and Now. A new Penguin collection of Chekhov's short stories Ward Six and Other Stories, with my introductory essay, appeared in 2002.
4. Russia - France Cultural Dialogue.
This is the topic of my current research, which is being carried out under a grant from the SSHRCC.
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