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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Vera Tsareva-Brauner

Senior Teaching Associate
Slavonic Studies
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 3 31733

Room 221, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom

Teaching interests: 

Over the years have taught, supervised and examined a wide range of Russian language papers , including Russian Oral, Use of Russian, Russian Through Audio-Visual, Translation from and into Russian,  supervised Year Abroad Translation Projects and Dissertations.

Have served as External Examiner for Russian for a number of UK universities, member of the working group for Teaching Slavic Languages for Academic Purposes, invited assessor for Russian for Eton College and Cambridge International Examinations.

Particular interests: use of contemporary media in language teaching at various levels (from Ab Initio to Advanced), teaching literary translation from and into a native language.

Research interests: 
  • Translation studies
  • Attribution and commentary in historic discourse (RAL Archive work) - see ‘Recent research projects’ below)
Recent research projects: 

Apart from translation studies (please see recent publications below), areas of research interests include archive work, specifically, with previously unpublished correspondence of N.K. and N.I.Kulmans to Ivan and Vera Bunins from the collection of Russian Archive in Leeds.

Published works: 
  • Unknown Autograph of Ivan Bunin, Vernadsky State University, 2017.
  • Yuri Tynianov’s ‘Death of the Vaizr Mukhtar’ (Translation Editor), Look Multimedia, London, 2018.
  • Editing in the Absence of Translator, BASSES paper, 2018.
  • Autographs Don’t Burn, Academic Studies Press – published in 2020.
  • Lost and Found in Translation: Translating from and into Slavic Languages, Academic Studies Press – scheduled for publication in 2021. Editor.