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Dawn Hazle

MA (by research) in Russian and Slavonic Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Research Summary

Current Status MA (by research, part-time) - currently registered

Research Topic Ariia's Mania Velichiia in the context of mid-1980s Russia.

Research Summary Ariia, Russia's premier heavy metal band, released their first album, Maniia Velichiia, in November 1985, two years before the Soviet ban on heavy metal was lifted. I am investigating if there is any link between the lyrics of the songs on the album and the political climate of the time.

Research Interests

  • Metal music
  • Russian popular music
  • Rock poetry
  • Music symbolism
  • Late Soviet cultural policy

Research Supervisors Dr. Polly McMichael; Dr. Rolf Hellebust

Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships British Association of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES) Russian and Eastern European Music group (REEM) International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS)

Conference Papers & Presentations 'Na Borodinskom Pole: Re-enacting the Battle of Borodino; 200th Anniversary', Remakes in Russian, February 2014

Additional Information

  • Active member of the Students' Union; currently a committee member of Roleplaying and Wargames Society (RPGSoc)
  • Representative on Russian and Slavonic Studies Learning Community Forum (2015-16)

I work in the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, School of Medicine: if you are looking for that profile please see here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cbtrc/aboutus/people/a-z/dawn.hazle

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