Oliver Okun

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2019

Oliver focusses on 19th century Russian poetry, with an emphasis on the metaphysical poetry of Tyutchev and Baratynsky among others. He is particularly interested in the ways philosophical structures aimed at combatting existential dread arise from poetic works of the period. This philosophical approach to Russian poetry provides insight into the influence and development of Western philosophy in Russia.