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Dr Ruth Coates


At undergraduate level, Ruth Coates teaches units on Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, 19th-century Russian thought, the thought of the Silver Age (1890-1919), and Orthodox Culture. She also contributes to first-year courses in literature, history, and culture, and has contributed in the past to the Department's Russian language teaching at all levels.

At postgraduate level, she teaches a unit on Dostoevsky and native-soil conservatism, and co-teaches a unit on the rise of the 19th-century European novel.

She has recently supervised PhD theses on the doctrine of deification in the work of Vladimir Solov'ev and the representation of female characters in early Dostoevsky; and an MPhil thesis on the reception of Dostoevsky in Russian journals of the 1890s.