Project Team

Dr Rajendra Chitnis, Principal Investigator ‌‌

Rajendra Chitnis is a senior lecturer in Czech and Russian at the University of Bristol. He has published books and articles on Russian, Slovak and particularly Czech literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. You can read more about his work here.

In this project, he will compare the state-sponsored promotion of Czech and Slovak literature abroad between 1918 and 1938 and between 1993 and 1997.

Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Co-Investigator

Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen is a senior lecturer in Scandinavian Literature at University College London. He has published widely on Scandinavian and comparative literature, including studies on world literature, book history, discourse technologies, (cultural) memory and digital culture. You can read more about his work here.

In this project, he will explore the translation, promotion and marketing of Scandinavian literature in the UK in the wake of the wave of Scandinavian crime fiction.

Dr Rhian Atkin, Co-Investigator

Rhian Atkin is a lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies at the University of Cardiff. Her publications to date have focused on twentieth-century Portuguese literature and cultural history, with a particular focus on masculinities, social change, and power relations. You can read more about her work here.

In this project, she will focus on the domestic and international reception of recent Portuguese literature in translation, drawing on and critiquing existing theories and methodologies of marginal literatures, such as post-colonial and gender/queer studies.

Professor Zoran Milutinović, Co-Investigator

Zoran Milutinović is professor of South Slav Literatures and Modern Literary Theoryat the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He has published extensively on South Slav, particularly Serbian literature and culture, and on literary theory.  You can read more about his work here.

In this project, he will examine the impact of geopolitical imagination and popular cultural geography on representations of 'small literatures'.