Dr Tamar Koplatadze

Subject: Modern Languages

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Stipendiary Lecturer I in Russian

Research

Dr Koplatadze’s specialism covers the literature and culture of Russian and the former Soviet world, with particular expertise in 19th century Russian literature and post-Soviet Russophone literature and film. She is currently completing a monograph on contemporary literature from Central Asia and the Caucasus, the first major study of its kind. Dr Koplatadze has traveled for fieldwork and cultural engagements in post-Soviet countries including Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and made ongoing connections with local writers, academics and creative artists. She has shared her research findings at various international conferences (Cambridge, Oxford, New York, Berlin, Lisbon) as well as public engagement platforms, among them The Calvert Journal and the BBC.

Dr Koplatadze’s research interests lie more broadly in postcolonial literature and theory, areas which she often connects to her research and teaching in Russian Studies and Comparative Literature, such as in her award-winning article ‘Theorising Russian Postcolonial Studies’. She especially welcomes interests of research supervision of projects exploring post-Soviet literature and culture from Russia and the former Soviet world; the interplay of empire, culture and gender; ecocriticism, and the representation of adolescence in literature and film.

Teaching

Russian and Russophone literature from the 19th C. to the present; Unseen (Russian-English translation).

Publications

Postcolonial Idenitities in Central Asian and Caucasian Literataure (OUP) in progress

‘NGOs and Neocolonialism in Postcolonial Central Asian Literature: The Case of Central Asia’, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (2021) https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2021.1972820

‘Theorising Russian postcolonial studies’, Postcolonial Studies, 22.4 (2019), 469-489, https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2019.1690762

‘Salon de Variété’ (1881), English translation of Anton Chekhov’s short story, ACF Early Chekhov Translation Project. Forthcoming.

‘Mother Country: Meet the Women at The Forefront of New Georgian Cinema’, The Calvert Journal (March 2018) https://www.calvertjournal.com/articles/show/9579/women-in-georgian-film

Awards and Distinctions

BASEES (British Association of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies) prize for best postgraduate article, 2021, for ‘Theorising Russian Postcolonial Studies’, Postcolonial Studies, 22.4(2019), 469-489 https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2019.1690762

Media

BBC Art and Ideas, ‘Russia and Fear’ (2019) From 24:42, on whether the Soviet Union was a colonial empire, from the perspective of post-Soviet authors from the Caucasus and Central Asia

BBC Free Thinking, ‘Sesame Stree and Soviet Culture’ (2023) From 17:20, on how literature from across the former republics of the USSR is processing the Soviet past. 

Department Staff

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Dr Reidar Due

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Tutorial Fellow

Email: reidar.due@magd.ox.ac.uk

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Professor Rosa Vidal Doval

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Academic position: Tutorial Fellow, Associate Professor of Medieval Iberian Literature

Email: rosa.vidaldoval@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Stephen Goddard

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Lecturer II in French

Email: stephen.goddard@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Professor Raphaële Garrod

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Tutorial Fellow

Academic position: Associate Professor in French

Email: raphaele.garrod@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Professor Toby Garfitt

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Emeritus Fellow

Email: toby.garfitt@magd.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Rosalind Temple

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Lecturer in Linguistics

Email: rosalind.temple@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Prof Simon Gilson

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Professorial Fellow

Academic position: Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies

Email: simon.gilson@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Claudia Pazos Alonso

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Lecturer in Portuguese

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Professor Juan-Carlos Conde

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages (Spanish)

Appointment: Emeritus Fellow

Email: juan-carlos.conde@magd.ox.ac.uk

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Alexandre Cazé

Academic position: Lecteur

Email: alexandre.caze@keble.ox.ac.uk

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Professor Nicola Gardini

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Lecturer in Italian

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Dr Alexandra Lloyd

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Academic position: Lecturer in German

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Dr Ole Hinz

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Lektor I in Modern Languages

Email: ole.hinz@jesus.ox.ac.uk