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Nariman Skakov

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Nariman Skakov holds an MPhil degree in European Literature and a DPhil degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Oxford. His teaching and research interests lie primarily in 20th-century Russian/Soviet/Post-Soviet literature and culture. More specifically, they include Soviet Modernism, the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky and Rustam Khamdamov, Moscow conceptualism, and artistic visions of the Soviet Orient. His first monograph, The Cinema of Tarkovsky: Labyrinths of Space and Time, was published by I. B. Tauris in 2012. His articles appeared in Slavic Review, Russian Review, Dostoevsky Studies, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, and Новое литературное обозрение. He is currently working on a book dealing with late modernist experiments in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.


2009: D.Phil., Medieval and Modern Languages, University College, Oxford University
2006: M.Phil., European Literature, University College, Oxford University
2004: Certificate in Philosophy (Visiting student), Wadham College, Oxford University



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