Dr Rachel Polonsky

MA DPhil

Ext. Director of Studies; Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages
Fellow of Murray Edwards College


Rachel Polonsky’s scholarly interests include nineteenth and twentieth century poetry, fiction, and memoir, often with a comparative emphasis, and the place of Russian literature in the overlapping contexts of cultural, intellectual, and political history. She has published numerous essays, articles, and reviews on a wide variety of subjects in scholarly journals and anthologies, and is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement among other periodicals. Books: Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History (Faber and Faber, 2010) English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 1998)