Mirja Lecke is chair of Slavic Literatures at Ruhr-University, Bochum (Germany). She has studied and worked in Münster, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kraków and Berkeley. She gained her doctoral degree 2001 in Münster with the thesis Narrated Enlightenment: The Polish Novel around 1800. Her academic interests include Russian literature of the imperial and post-soviet periods in postcolonial perspective, cosmopolitanism and modernism in Odessa as well as the Polish literature of the enlightenment and post-communist eras. Her publications include a monograph about the representation of the Western borderlands in Russian imperial literature: Westland. Polen und die Ukraine in der russischen Literatur von Puškin bis Babel (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015) and a co-edited volume on Russian-Georgian literary relations of the post-Soviet era (Россия-Грузия после империи, Москва: НЛО, 2018).
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