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Public Lecture: "Serialising National Cohesion: Channel 1's Shkola and the Problems of Post-Soviet 'Consensus Management'"

tv Stephen Hutchings, "Serialising National Cohesion: Channel 1's Shkola and the Problems of Post-Soviet 'Consensus Management'"

Stephen Hutchings has taught across a wide range of areas within Russian Studies, Soviet and Post-Soviet literary Studies, film and cultural studies, and within cultural and literary theory, in addition to all levels of Russian Language. He is currently responsible for modules on Post-Soviet Television (Postgraduate) and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Stephen was formerly Professor of Cultural Studies and Russian at the University of Surrey (1996-2006) and Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Rochester, New York (1990-1996). He is on the editorial board of Russian Studies in Literature and is a member of the RAE 2008 subpanel for Russian and Slavonic Languages and Cultures. He is a member of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies and of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

He has just completed a 3-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on 'Post-Soviet Television Culture.' He is currently working on a new 3-year AHRC-funded project on 'European Television Representations of Islam as Security Threat: A Comparative Study (Russia, France, UK).' The project, for which Stephen is the PI, is interdisciplinary and is carried out in collaboration with Professor Chris Flood of the Politics Department at the University of Surrey.