Tine Roesen is Assistant Professor of Russian Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. She obtained her PhD from Copenhagen University in 2001; her research project was a narratological analysis of Dostoevsky’s early works. She has published several articles on Russian literature and is the co-editor (with Ingunn Lunde) of the volume Landslide of the Norm: Language Culture in Post-Soviet Russia (2006). Currently, she is an active partner in the Bergen-based project The Future of Russian: Language Culture in the Era of New Technology as well as co-leader of a project on language and new technology within the Humanities Research Centre in Moscow. Her research interests include Russian literature and literary sociology, writers’ blogs and social network sites. She is also a literary critic and has translated several essays and books into Danish, among them novels by Vladimir Sorokin and Aleksey Slapovsky.
Dirk Uffelmann studied Russian, Polish, Czech and German Literature at the Universities of Tübingen, Vienna, Warsaw, and Constance. He obtained his PhD from the University of Constance in 1999 and defended his second thesis (Habilitation) at the University of Bremen in 2005 before teaching as Lecturer in Russian at the University of Edinburgh. He also was a visiting professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Western Michigan University, USA. At present, he is full professor of Slavic Literatures and Cultures and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Passau. His research interests are Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Central Asian literature, philosophy, religion, migration and internet studies. He is co-editor of the journal Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie.