UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Dr Svetlana Mcmillin

Dr Svetlana Mcmillin

Associate Professor (Teaching)



Joined UCL
1st Oct 2003

Research summary

My first education was in History and History of Art and these both fields remain of great interests to me. Coming to the West, I changed my professional field, teaching and researching Russian language and literature. I published first monograph on Venedikt Erofeev, the celebrated author whose novel ‘Moskva-Petushki’ was forbidden in the USSR. I have written and published a number of articles on different topics of Russian literature and culture.

My current project is a monograph about the life and writing of one of the greatest post-war Russian writers Georgii Vladimov, winner of Russian Booker Prize of 1995.

I coordinate and enjoy teaching Russian MA courses at SSEES which is a very interesting linguistic experience and a stimulating intellectual occupation.

Teaching summary

Courses currently taught:

SEESGR10, MA New Language: Russian

SEESGR32, MA Advanced Superior: Russian


Universite de Lausanne
Doctorate, Doctorat | 1987
Universitat Basel
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1982
Leningrad State University
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1973
Leningrad State University
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1972


1987, PhD in modern Russian literature 'Venedikt Erofeev Moskva-Petushki or "The rest is silence"', Lausanne University, Switzerland

1982, BA in Slavonic Languages and Literature, East European History and History of Art, Basel University, Switzerland

1973, MA (equivalent) in History of Art, The Hermitage, Leningrad

1972, BA in History and History of Art, University of Leningrad