Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art.  She has a particular interest in European Modernism, opera, and the intersection between politics, history and the arts, and has lectured on these subjects at universities and public institutions around the world.  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 2014.  


She is a Trustee of the Anton Chekhov Foundation, for which she is currently overseeing the Anton Chekhov’s Garden and Early Chekhov Translation projects. 


Victory over the Sun: The Revolution Before the Revolution, online course, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NYC), Yivo-Bard Winter Program, 5-21 January 2022


recent articles:


Dostoevsky’s Devotion to the Old Masters”, Apollo, November 2021


Ivan Morozov: The Merchant From Moscow Who Fell For The Parisian Avant-garde”, Apollo, February 2021