Olga G. Voronina completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at University College London in 2011. Since then she has worked as a Teaching Fellow in Russian at the University of Leeds and is currently a Lecturer in Russian at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests include comparative literary studies, specifically, Russian, English and German literature of the 1930s, performance and play in prose and dramatic texts, and intersections of religion and literature. Her PhD focused on narrative strategies used to address religious themes in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita and Thomas Mann’sJoseph and His Brothers in the context of Soviet anti-religious and Nazi anti-Semitic campaigns.
This article considers Pussy Riot Punk Prayer, a controversial performance by a feminist punk-rock collective, that took place in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012, leading … Read More