John Murray
Assistant Professor, Russian

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

John Murray, 'Horse', Void (Gallery, Derry), 2015, - Visual art production, 2015 URL

John Murray, 'Broken Country', Upstairs Gallery, Kilkenny, 2014, - Visual art production, 2014

John Murray and Sarah Smyth, Basic Russian, A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd, Revised, Oxford and New York, Routledge, 2013 Book, 2013

John Murray and Sarah Smyth, Intermediate Russian: A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd, Revised, Oxford and New York, Routledge, 2013 Book, 2013

Irish Literature in Russian Translation/, Dublin, Irish Literature Exchange/TCD/SLLCS, [Editor-in-chief, founder], 2012-2012 Editorial Board, 2012 URL

John Murray and Sarah Smyth, Intermediate Russian Grammar and Workbook, London and new Yorlk, Routledge, 2000, 217pp Book, 2000

John Murray, Politics and Placenames: Changing Names in the Late Soviet Period, Birmingham, Birmingham Slavonic Monographs, 2000, 203pp Book, 2000

John Murray and Sarah Smyth, Basic Russian Grammar and Workbook, London, New York, Routledge, 1999, 244pp Book, 1999

John Murray, Still No Truth in the News? Reporting in Izvestiya of the 1996 Russian Presidential Elections, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 15, (2), 1999, p1 - 40 Journal Article, 1999

John Murray, Critical Edition of Sof'ya Petrovna by Lidiya Chukovskaya , Bristol Classical Press, 1998 (Introductory article, glossary and dictionary) , Bristol, Bristol Classical Prress, 1998, 116pp Book, 1998

The Russian Press Today in, editor(s)Michael Pursglove , The New Russia, Bristol, Intellect Books, 1995, pp13 - 22, [John Murray] Book Chapter, 1995

John Murray, The Russian Press from Brezhnev to Yeltsin, Aldershot, Edward Elgar, 1994, 280pp Book, 1994

John Murray, Perestroika and the Language of the Press, Irish Slavonic Studies, 13, 1992, p97 - 111 Journal Article, 1992

John Murray, Meaning and Construction of Bulgarian Prefixed Verbs: Some observations, Vtori mezhdunaroden kongres po bulgaristika, 1987, p317 - 325 Journal Article, 1987

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

John Murray (Translator), Mocksoft: Kill Rates, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

John Murray, The Russian Press: Current State and Prospects, Media Guide to the Former Soviet Union and Baltic States, 1996, p3 - 14 Journal Article, 1996

Research Expertise


19th century Russian literature; 20th century Russian literature and culture, literary theory and criticism; Methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language; RUSSIA; Russian cultural history; Russian lexicology; South Slavic linguistics; Translation studies



Ciombra Group, Eastern Neighbouring Countries Taskforce, Trinity representative 2008

Awards and Honours

Irish Print Journalist of the Year 1991

Dissertation Award for School of Creative Arts, DIADT November 2008