Professor Philip Ross Bullock

Modern Languages
Professor of Russian Literature and Music, Fellow and Tutor in Russian at Wadham College, Lecturer in Russian at Christ Church, Magdalen and Worcester Colleges


BA (Durham) MSt, DPhil (Oxford)

Academic Background

I studied Modern Languages (French, German and Russian) at Durham, before undertaking graduate work at Oxford in Russian literature.

Undergraduate Teaching

I teach nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, as well as translation from and into Russian.

Research Interests

Russian literature and music from the eighteenth century to the present day, with a particular interest in theories of gender and sexuality, interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between literature and the other arts, and the study of translation, reception and cultural exchange.

Publications include

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (London: Reaktion, 2016)
Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism, co-edited with Rebecca Beasley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
The Correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarch, 1906-1939 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011)
Rosa Newmarch and Russian Music in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England, Royal Musical Association Monographs, 18 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009)
The Feminine in the Prose of Andrey Platonov (London: Legenda, 2005)


Opera, travel, cooking