A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences

Senior research fellow

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Doctor Hab. of Philology, professor

Contact info:

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PhD thesis:

Ralph Ellison and the Blackamerican Literature of the 1950-80-ies 

Habilitation thesis:

Blackamerican Letters of the XVII-early XXth Century: Problems of Literary History and Its Interpretation 

Research interests:

  • American-Russian/Soviet literary and cultural contacts
  • American-European literary and cultural contacts
  • African-American studies
  • American Modernism
  • American Literary History

Selected bibliography:

In "Literature of the Americas":

  1. Ralph Ellison and Ellison Studies in the West and in Russia. Literature of the Americas 5 (2018): 10–26.(in Russ.)

  2. Phillis Wheatley in American Literary History and African American Literary Criticism. Literature of the Americas 4 (2018): 8–40. (in Russ.)

  3. Ralph Ellison at Oxford. In Literature of the Americas 4 (2018): 332–340. (in Russ.)

  4. Richard Wright’s Might-Have-Been Travel to the USSR. Literature of the Americas 3 (2017): 176–228. (in Russ.)

  5. The Womanly Face of Revolution: Julia Mickenberg on American Girls in Soviet Russia. Literature of the Americas 3 (2017): 491–499. (in Russ.)

  6. Pearl S. Buck and the USSR. Literature of the Americas 2 (2017): 43–78. (in Russ.)

  7. “History of American Literature” and the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Article 2. Literature of the Americas 2 (2017): 252–372. (in Russ.) (with S. Panov)

  8. American Literary History and the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Article 1. Literature of the Americas 1 (2016): 194–242.(in Russ.) (with S. Panov)

Articles:

  1. “Breaking Heart to the Time of Laughter”: Sentimental and Comic Image of the Blacks in American Literature and Culture of the 18th – the Beginning of the 20th Century. Izv. Saratov Univ., Ser. Philology. Journalism 18:3 (2018): 286–291. (in Russ.)

  2. American Writers at the October Revolution Celebrations, 1927. The New Philological Bulletin 3 (2018): 174–184. (with S. Panov) (in Russ.)

  3. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe: African American Responses. Perm University Herald. Russian and Foreign Philology 10:2 (2018): 111–121. (In Russ.)

  4.  “Born by the Revolution”: African American Literary Theory and the Legacy of the 1960-ies. In Literature and Revolution. XX Century. Issue 4. Ed. by O. Panova, V. Popova, V. Tolmatchoff. Moscow: Litfact Publ., 2018: 315–330.

  5. "American Studies in Russia. Literature of the Americas: a New Scholarly Journal of the History of the New World." Association of Women in Slavic Studies 4:2 (2017).

  6. The Idols of the Mauve Decade: Poe, Baudelaire, and the American Bohemia of the 1890s. In Poe, Baudelaire, Dostoevsky: Splendors and Miseries of National Genius. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie Publ., 2017: 330–345. (in Russ.)

  7. Classics as an Ideological Weapon: Two Pushkin 1937 Celebrations in the USA. In Literature and Ideology. XX Century. Issue 3. Ed. by O. Panova, V. Tolmatchoff. Moscow: MAKS Press, 2016: 43–54.  (in Russ.)

  8. “Dreiser Looks at Russia”: T. Dreiser’s Book on the USSR. Herald of the University of the Russian Academy of Education 4 (2015): 61–67. (with S. Panov) (In Russ.)

  9. An Afterword for a Foreword: Materials on (Non)publishing Dreiser’s Works in the USSR. New Russian humanitarian research. On-line journal of IWL RAS 10 (2015). (In Russ.)

  10. A Skeptical Pilgrim: Theodore Dreiser and the Russian Orthodox Church In 1927. Bulletin of St. Tikhon University for the Humanities. Series II. History. History of the Russian Orthodox Church 66:5 (2015): 90–114. (In Russ.)

  11. On the Beginnings of the African American Literary Tradition: Criminal Confessions of the 18th Century and the Making of Black American Autobiography. Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University. Russian Philology 1 (2014): 101–106. (In Russ.)

  12. Image of the Black Race in American Literature and Culture at the Turn of the 19th –20th Centuries. The Humanities and Social Sciences 74:1 (2014): 78–81. (In Russ.)

  13. Theodore Dreiser and the Soviet Union. Notes on the Topic. New Russian humanitarian research. On-line journal of IWL RAS 9 (2014) (with S. Panov) (In Russ.)

  14. “A United Stateser”: William Carlos Williams’ Quest For The “American Reality”. RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism 2 (2011): 69–77.

  15. Harlem Renaissance: Nigger Heaven or Nigger capital? Bulletin of the MSU. Series 9 “Philology” 5 (2008): 102–111.

Books:

  1. Literature and Revolution. XX Century. Ed. by O. Panova, V. Popova, V. Tolmatchoff. Moscow: Litfact Publ., 2018. Issue 4. 544 p.

  2. Literature and Ideology. XX Century. Ed. by O. Panova, V. Tolmatchoff. Moscow: MAKS Press, 2016. Issue 3. 400 p.

  3. The Worlds of Color: the Quest for the National Identity in American Literature. Moscow: MSU Publ., 2015.

  4. Literature and War. XX Century. Ed. by O. Panova, V. Tolmatchoff. Moscow: MAKS Press, 2013. 332 p.

Membership:

European American Studies Association (EAAS)

Russian Society for American Culture Studies (RSACS)

Ralph Ellison Society

Salzburg Seminar American Studies Alumni AssociatIon (SSASAA)