Hugh George Brennan: Glasgow University's first lecturer in Russian

Konn-Roberts, T. (2018) Hugh George Brennan: Glasgow University's first lecturer in Russian. Slavonica, 23(1), pp. 7-24. (doi: 10.1080/13617427.2018.1469278)

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To date little has been known, and less written, about the life of Hugh George Brennan, Glasgow University's first lecturer in Russian. The uncovering of previously unused Russian and British sources throwing fresh light on his life, intellectual development and occupations has made possible a fuller assessment of a significant figure in Glasgow's contribution to Slavonic Studies. Brennan lived and taught in Russia for 20 years. The resulting intense and unusually intimate experience of Russian life probably explains unconventional aspects of his Glasgow appointment. Brennan was an undoubted educational and social success in Russia. Events in the shape of the February Revolution of 1917 forced him to return to Britain. Glasgow's timely offer of a new position was the start of a very different life. This aspect of Brennan's career is reviewed mainly through his commitment to extensive public activities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Konn-Roberts, Ms Tania
Authors: Konn-Roberts, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Slavonica
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1745-8145
Published Online:18 May 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Slavonica 23(1): 7-24
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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