I am currently a final year Postgraduate Research Student on ERC-funded research project: ‘The Dark Side of Translation’. My academic interests lie in the field of Russian texts translated into English at the end of the 19th – at the beginning of the 20th centuries. I investigate the microhistories of mediators between the Russian and English-speaking worlds who aimed to make the works of Russian literary men comprehensible to the English-speaking readership. In 2020, I joined my colleagues Ben Phillips and Nick Hall in running the Anglo-Russian Research Network https://anglorussiannetwork.wordpress.com/anna-maslenova/
I finished my BA in Philology (2017) and MA in Comparative Studies (2019) at the Higher School of Economics (Russia). My focus at that time was intertextual connections in Nabokov’s prose. I also finished my MA in Cultural and Intellectual History at the University of Cologne (2019).