Abramovskikh Elena V. — Doctor of Philology, an assistant professor at the Department of Russian and Foreign Literature and Methods of Teaching Literature at Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities. Research area: receptive aesthetics, creative reception of the text, the unfinished text, creative potential of the text, narratology, serial character of culture, secondary texts. E-mail:   


Andrianova Maria D. – Cand. of Sc. (Philology), an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Saint-Petersburg Humanitarian University of Professional Unions. Research area: narratology, Russian literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, postmodernism. E-mail:


Chevtaev Arkadij A. — Cand. Sc. (Philology), an assistant professor at the Department of Russian Philology and Literature, State Polar Academy (Saint Petersburg). Research area: 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 20th century. E-mail:


Fedunina Olga V. — Cand. Sc. (Philology), an assistant professor at the Department of Theoretical and Historical Poetics, Institute for History and Philology, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH). Research area: typology and functions of dreams as an artistic form in the Russian literature of the 19th and the first third of the 20th century; genres of crime literature (detective story, police novel, cape-and-dagger fiction, etc.). E-mail:   


Grimova Olga A. — Cand. of Sc. (Philology), a lecturer at the Department for History of Russian Literature, Theory of Literature and Criticism of the Faculty of Philology, Kuban State University (Krasnodar). Research area: theory of literature, history of literature of the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries (the contemporary novel). E-mail:


Kovács Árpád (Budapest, Hungary) — Dr. habil., Professor at Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Hungarian Language and Literature, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. Research area: theory of language and discourse, theory of literature, cultural studies, poetic of novel, Hungarian literature, Slavistic studies. E-mail:


Krivonos Vladislav Sh. — Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Volga State Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences and 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), Nikolai Gogol as a Hermeneutical Issue. A Collective Monograph (2009; joint authorship with O. V. Zyryanov, E. K. Sozina, et al.), Gogol: Issues of Creative Work and Interpretation (2009), “N. Gogol’s Dead Souls: the Space of Meaning” (2012). E-mail:


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


Pier John – Professor of English at the Université François-Rabelais de Tours and co-director of the seminar “Narratologies contemporaines” at the Centre for Research on the Arts and Language (CRAL) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris. A member of the steering committee of the European Narratology Network (ENN). E-mail:


Sokruta Katerina – Cand. of Sc. (Philology), a senior lecturer at the Department of Literary Theory and Artistic Culture, Donetsk National University (Donetsk, Ukraine). Research area: theoretical poetics, autopoetics, theory of genres, phenomenology, dialogic philosophy, comparative studies, contemporary European novel. E-mail:  


Tataru Ludmila V. — Doctor of Philology, Professor at the Department of the English language, Balashov Institute of Saratov State University named after N. G. Chernyshevsky. Research area: 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:


Vorotyntseva Kseniya A. – finished postgraduate studies at Institute of Philology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk). Research area: theory of literature, narratology, discourse analysis, semiotics, Russian literature. E-mail:


Zuseva-Özkan Veronika B. — Cand. of Sc. (Philology), a candidate for a doctor’s degree at the Department of Theoretical and Historical Poetics, Institute for Philology and History, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH). Research area: theory of literature, the genre of metanovel, modern and postmodern fiction. E-mail: