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Dr Rajendra Chitnis

Dr Rajendra Chitnis

Dr Rajendra Chitnis
B.A.(Sheff.), M.A.(Lond.), Ph.D.(U.C.Lond.)

Senior Lecturer

Office 1.58, 17WR
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6891

Research summary

My current research arises from my core interests in Czech, Russian and Slovak literature since the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on twentieth century and contemporary fiction.

I am currently completing work as PI on an AHRC-funded Research Innovations project called Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations. Together with colleagues in Portuguese at Cardiff and Scandinavian and South Slav literatures at UCL, we are exploring how literatures written in less widely spoken languages or from less widely known traditions reach the cultural mainstream. The project has involved extensive engagement with translators, publishers, agents, booksellers and national and third-sector ...

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I have a BA in Russian Studies (Sheffield, 1993) and MA in East European Studies and PhD from SSEES-UCL (1997, 2003). From 1993-96 I taught English and British Studies at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. I took up my present post at Bristol in 1999.

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