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Name Dr Ruth Coates
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department Department of Russian University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Bristol), DPhil(Oxon)
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Keywords Russian literature
intellectual history
Russian thought
Orthodox culture
Russian Christianity
Areas of expertise I specialise in nineteenth-century Russian literature and intellectual history. My research interests are in the work of the twentieth-century philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin; in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian thought; and in Russian Orthodox culture and its influence on secular Russian thought. I have edited a book entitled The Emancipation of Russian Christianity, and I am the author of Christianity in Bakhtin: God and the Exiled Author.

In 2009 I organised the BIRTHA-sponsored 'Vekhi Centenary Conference 1909-2009'. It took place in Wills Hall on 7-9 July and was attended by Slavists and historians from Britain, Europe, Russia, and the United States.