Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art. Her books include Wagner and Russia and Tolstoy: A Russian Life.  She has also written a biography of Chekhov, and published translations of his short stories and letters.  Her new translation of Anna Karenina was published in 2014Currently her research interests focus on Russian and European Modernism, opera, and the intersection between politics, history and the arts, and she has lectured on these and other topics at universities and public institutions around the world. Recent articles and lectures have focused on Aubrey Beardsley’s reception in Russia, Chekhov’s relationship with Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky’s relationship with the soprano Alexandra Panaeva, the women artists of European Modernism, and the Ukrainian avant-garde.

She is a Trustee of the Anton Chekhov Foundation, for which she has overseen the Anton Chekhov’s Garden project, and also the Early Chekhov Translation project, which will result in the publication in 2025 of Chekhov’s Earliest Stories under her joint editorship.

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