Barsht Konstantin A. – Doctor of Philological Sciences, a professor, a staff member of Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences. Research interests: history of Russian literature of the XIXth and XXth centuries, particularly, F. M. Dostoevsky’s and A. P. Platonov’s creative work, narratology, semiotics. Major works: Drawings in F. M. Dostoevsky’s Manuscripts (Saint-Petersburg, 1996); Russian Literary Studies of the XXth Century (Saint-Petersburg, 1996 – 1997); Poetics of Andrei Platonov’s Prose (Saint-Petersburg, 2005); F. M. Dostoevsky’s Drawings. Catalogue (F. M. Dostoevsky’s Complete Works. Vol. 17. Moscow, 2005). E-mail:


Belyaeva Irina S.  – Cand. Sc. (Philology), an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages of Tver State Technical University. Research interests: postmodernist hypertexts; fictional paratexts; V. Nabokov’s prose. E-mail:


Chevtaev Arkadij A. – Cand. Sc. (Philology), an associate professor at the Department of Russian Philology and Foreign Languages, State Polar Academy (Saint Petersburg). Research interests: narratology, theory of lyrics, narrative structures in a lyrical text, creative work of J. Brodsky, A. Akhmatova, N. Gumilev, narrative models in the Russian poetry of the XX century. E-mail:


Do Hai Phong – Cand. Sc. (Philology), an associate professor and vice dean of Faculty of Philology, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam. Research interests: Russian classical literature; narratology. E-mail:


Drach Inna G. – a postgraduate student and lecturer at the Chair of Theoretical and Historical Poetics, Institute for Philology and History, RSUH. Research interests: montage narrative technique in literature; film narration; poetics of the genre of montage novel. E-mail:


Fedunina Olga V. – Cand. Sc. (Philology), an associate professor at the Research and Education Centre for Global and Comparative Studies, Institute for Philology and History, RSUH. Research interests: typology and functions of dreams as an artistic form in the Russian literature in the XIXth and the first third of the XXth century; genres of crime literature (detective story, police novel, cape-and-dagger fiction, etc.); the socio-cultural phenomenon of the 1960-s in the context of research tradition. E-mail:


Krivonos Vladislav Sh. – Doctor of Philological Sciences, a professor at the Chair of Russian and Foreign Literatures and Literature Teaching Methods of the Volga State Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences; the head of the Literary Theory and History Chair of the Samara State Regional Academy. The author of the books (in Russian): The Reader Issue in Gogol’s Works (1981), “Gogol’s Dead Souls and Formation of New Russian Prose: Narrative Issues” (1985), Motifs in Gogol’s Fictional Prose (1999), Russian Literature in the 19th Century (2001), Gogol’s Stories: the Space of Meaning (2006), From Marlinsky to Prigov: Philological Studies (2007), Gogol: Issues of Creative Work and Interpretation (2009), Nikolai Gogol as a Hermeneutical Issue. A Collective Monograph (2009; joint authorship with O.V. Zyryanov, E.K. Sozina, et al.), “N. Gogol’s Dead Souls: the Space of Meaning” (2012). E-mail:


Lavlinsky Sergey P. – Cand. Sc. (Pedagogics), an associate professor at the Chair of Theoretical and Historical Poetics, Institute for Philology and History,  RSUH; the author of works on reception strategies of fiction and theoretical aspects of the newest Russian drama; the author of books on the theory and methodology of contemporary literary education; a specialist in technologies of humanitarian communications; a developer and coordinator of numerous innovative research and education projects; the author of the university academic course The Poetics of the Newest Russian Drama and Contemporary Cultural Context. E-mail:


Maksimov Vladimir V. – Cand. Sc. (Philology), an assistant professor at the Chair of the Russian Language and Literature of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. Research interests: narratology; war prose. E-mail:


Margolin Uri – is a professor emeritus of comparative literature with specialization in literary theory, university of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. His two main research areas are general literary theory and methodology, both west European and Slavic, and narratology. He has been a Humboldt research fellow at the universities of Konstanz and Freiburg, Germany.  Publications include close to 70 articles in refereed international journals as well as in collective volumes. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. E-mail:


Tjupa Valerij I. – Doctor of Philological Sciences, professor, Head of the Chair of Theoretical and Historical Poetics, Institute for Philology and History, RSUH. Specialist in the fields of theory of literature, historical aesthetics, rhetoric, narratology. The author of the books: Artistic Merit of a Literary Work: Problems of Typology (1987), Artistic Merit of Chekhov’s Short Story (1989), Paradigms of Artistic Merit (Synopsis of a Lecture Course) (1997), Post-symbolism: Theoretical Studies on Russian XXth Century Poetry (1998), Facets and Limits of Parable (1999), Analytics of the Artistic: Introduction to the Literary Analysis (2001), Narratology as Analytics of Narrative Discourse (A. P. Chekhov’s «The Bishop») (2001), Cyclization in Pushkin’s Creative Work: Research on Poetics of Convergent Consciousness (2001; coauthor M. N. Darvin), Theory of Literature (2004; 2 vol.; coauthors S. N. Broitman and N. D. Tamarchenko), Literature and Mentality (2009). E-mail:


Vorotyntseva Kseniya A. – a postgraduate student of Institute of Philology of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk). Research interests: theory of literature, narratology, discourse analysis, semiotics, Russian literature. E-mail: