Centre for the History of the Book

Dr Anna Vaninskaya

Dr Anna Vaninskaya is Senior Lecturer in English Literature.


Dr Anna Vaninskaya

Senior Lecturer

  • English Literature
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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Dr Anna Vaninskaya was born in Russia and grew up in the United States, where she completed a BA and MA in English Literature at the University of Denver. She came to the UK as a Marshall Scholar in 2003, and after completing a D.Phil. in English Literature at the University of Oxford, she held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group and a Junior Research Fellowship in English at King's College, Cambridge. She was appointed Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Dr Vaninskaya is the author of 'William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914' (Edinburgh UP, 2010), as well as over twenty articles and book chapters on topics ranging from Chesterton, Orwell, Tolkien, Chukovsky and Stoppard to nineteenth-century socialism, education, popular reading, historical cultures and immigration.