Michael Makin

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Michael Makin


Office Location(s): 3016 MLB
Phone: 734.647.2142
Fax: 734.647.2127

  • Affiliation(s)
    • CREES, Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Fields of Study
    • 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century Russian literature and culture
  • About

    Michael Makin's research interests include Russian poetry and prose of the twentieth century, contemporary Russian culture, problems of Russian textuality, the "Russian style" in art and culture, and the life and culture of the Russian provinces.  Among his publications are the books Nikolai Klyuev: Time and Text, Place and Poet (Northwestern University Press, 2010) and Marina Tsvetaeva: Poetics of Appropriation (Oxford University Press, 1993; Russian translation – Marina Tsvetaeva: Poetika usvoeniya, 1997).   His current research includes work on: "phantom" and fragment texts in Russian literature (he is working on a book provisionally entitled Broken Russian); literary museums and literary tourism in Russia, Britain, and America (for a book to be entitled Is there a Writer in the House?); and Russian cultural stylization and national identity (for a book to be entitled As Russian as…).

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  • Education
    • B.A., Russian and French, University College, Oxford, 1980
    • M.A., St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1982
    • D.Phil., Modern Languages, New College, Oxford, 1985