Departmental Teaching Fellow
Tentative Dissertation Title:
“Dressing the Golden Age: The Symbolism of Clothing in Russian Literature in the Era of Nicholas I”
M.Phil. Russian Studies, University of Cambridge
B.A. Modern and Medieval Languages (Russian and French), University of Cambridge, 2007.
Daniel's main focus is on nineteenth-century Russian prose. His dissertation is on clothing in literature and uses close readings of descriptions of dress to shed light on social, political, and religious debates. His research draws on semiotics, the histories of material culture and intellectual thought, and narrative theory.
Daniel completed a minor field in Czech studies and has spent three summers in the Czech Republic. The Czechoslovak writer František Langer inspired Daniel to study the Czech Legion and the Russian Civil War era. He hopes to work on this time period again at some point in the future.
He is also interested in pedagogy and is part of a team that is writing a language textbook for second year Russian.
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