Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Professor David Gillespie

David Gillespie

Professor of Russian

1 West North 4.7
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5404


Professor David Gillespie came to the University in 1985. He was educated at the University of Leeds and spent several years researching at the Universities of Leningrad and Moscow and at the Moscow Pushkin Institute.

Research Interests

His research interests include Russian literature and film since 1945 and Russian culture in the post-Soviet era.


Depending on his other timetabling commitments, Professor Gillespie may also teach Russian language at postgraduate interpreting level. His revised (third) edition of Terence Wade’s A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, was published in 2010, and his revised and updated edition of Terence Wade's Russian Grammar Workbook was published in 2013.


He has published a number of studies of post-war Soviet film and literature, including The Twentieth Century Russian Novel: An Introduction (1996) and Russian Cinema (2002).

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