Lesley Milne is Professor Emerita in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.
Lesley Milne has published widely in the field of Russian humour and satire.
2006. Novyi Satirikon 1914-1918: The Patriotic Laughter of the Russian Liberal Intelligentsia during the First World War and the Revolution The Slavonic and East European Review. 84(4), 639-665
2005. "Universal History as Reworked by 'Satirikon'" and "1066 And All That" as Parody History Textbooks: A Suggestion pf a Literary Genre The Modern Language Review. 100(3), 723-739
2004. Reflective Laughter: Aspects of Humour in Russian Culture Anthem Press.
Having published widely in the field of Russian humour and satire, Lesley Mllne has also extended her range to examine the role played by laughter in other European cultures to cope with national and personal crisis during the First World War.