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:


Dan Shen is Changjiang Professor of English and director of the Center for European and American Literatures at Peking University. She is on the advisory or editorial boards of the American journals Style and Narrative, the British Language and Literature, and the European JLS: Journal of Literary Semantics, as well as being a consultant editor of Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. In addition to having published five books and more than one hundred essays in China, she has published about forty essays in North America and Europe in narrative studies, stylistics, and translation studies. Her book Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots is forthcoming from Routledge. E-mail: 


Drach Inna G. — Cand. Sc. (Philology), an assistant 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 Chair of Theoretical and Historical Poetics, 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.). E-mail:


Kazankova Ekaterina A. — Cand. Sc. (Philology), an assistant professor at the Department of Germanic Languages, the Faculty of International Relations, Belarusian State University. Research interests: particularity of indirect authorial narration in the contemporary German prose, representation of «the other’s» (indirect) speech and its modifications in narrative. E-mail:


Kozmina Elena Yu. — Cand. Sc. (Philology), an assistant professor at the Department of the Russian Language, Institute of Fundamental Education, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin. Research interests: philosophical adventure fantastic literature of the 20th century; genre studies; the anti-utopian novel; methods of teaching literature. 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:


Poselyagin Nikolay V. — Cand. Sc. (Philology); a teacher at the Chair of the General Theory of Literature (the theory of discourse and communication), the Department of Philology, MSU. Editor of the Section «Theory» of the Journal «Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye» (from 2013). The main sphere of research interests: the history of Russian literature, narratology. E-mail:


Syrov Vasily N. — Doctor of Sc. (Philosophy), professor, heads the Department of Ontology, Theory of Cognition and Social Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy, professor at the Department of the History of the Ancient World, Middle Ages and Methodology of History, the Faculty of History, National Research Tomsk State University. Research interests: narratology (limits of narrative, author and narrator, time in narrative, the fictional and factual in narrative), philosophy of history, historical cognition, ethics, mass culture. E-mail:  


Tataru Ludmila V. — Doctor of Philology, Professor at the Chair of the English language, Balashov Institute of Saratov State University named after N. G. Chernyshevsky. Research interests: the theory of narrative, in particular, the linguistics of narrative, cognitive narratology, narrativity of poetry, journalistic narratives. Besides, she deals with the stylistics of decoding, functional stylistics and linguistic cultural studies. E-mail:


Troitsky Yury L., Cand. Sc. (History), is a professor at the Department of the Theory and History of the Humanities, Deputy Director for didactic methodology and history education, the Institute for Philology and History, RSUH. Specializes in the 19th-century history of Russia. Research interests: methodology of historiography, Russian cultural studies in the 19th century, egohistory as a historiographical problem, communicative didactics, history education. E-mail:


Zhilicheva Galina A. — Cand. Sc. (Philology), an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Literature and Literature Teaching Theory, the Novosibirsk State Teachers’ Training University. Research interests: narratology, the theory of the novel, the theory of the comical, the history of the Russian literature of the 20th century. E-mail: 


Zuseva-Özkan Veronika B. – Cand. Sc. (Philology), doctoral candidate in the Chair of theoretical and historical poetics, Russian State University for Humanities. Research area: literary theory, self-conscious novel (metanovel), modern and post-modern fiction. E-mail: