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Dr Connor Doak

Dr Connor Doak

Dr Connor Doak
BA (Cantab.), MSt (Oxon.), PhD(Northwestern)


Office 1.55
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Research summary

Connor Doak works primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture, with a special interest in gender and sexuality and their relationship to war and political change. He has published in journals such as Modernism/modernitySlavic and East European Journal and Forum for Modern Language Studies. He is currently working on a monograph exploring how the poet Vladimir Maiakovskii uses verse to negotiate the shifting terrain of masculinity in revolutionary Russia and the early Soviet period. Connor's work increasingly extends back into the nineteenth century, as evidenced by recent publications on fatherhood in Chekhov's ...

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Originally from Northern Ireland, Connor obtained a BA from Cambridge (2005), an MSt from Oxford (2007), and a PhD from Northwestern University (2013). In 2012–3, he was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies as he finished his PhD on Mayakovsky's poetry. He joined the Bristol staff in 2013.

Connor is currently serving as Director of Teaching for the Department of Russian and Czech (2016-19) and is the lead contact for all matters concerning undergraduate education in the department.

Dedicated to outreach and public engagement. Connor was elected in ...

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