Current Status MA (by research, part-time) - passed, awaiting graduation
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.
- 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
- 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)
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