N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State University
Doctor Hab. of Philology, Professor
Art and creativity in the novels by John Fowles and B.S. Johnson (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1986)
Doctor Habilitat. Thesis:
Genre Typology of British Prose of the 1930-ies (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2001)
Literature and ideology, literature and religion, genre in British and US literature of the XX-XXI centuries
Teaching experience, courses taught:
1978-1986: Assistant Professor, Department of Western Literatures, Saratov State University
1986-2002: Associate Professor, Saratov State University
2002-present: Professor, Department of Western Literatures, Saratov State University
2005 – 201: Head of Department of World Literature, Saratov State University
2016 – present: Professor, Department of Russian and World Literature, Saratov National Research State University
Western literatures of the Middle Ages, 17th-18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Critical Theory. Survey and advanced courses in the British and US literatures in translation.
World Literature. Textbook for high school students. Saratov, 2002.
An anthology of Critical Theory. Translation, introduction, notes. Moscow, 2004.
XX-th century World Literature: seminars. Editor, introduction, co-authored with E. Staroverova, S. Pavlova, O.Kozonkova. Moscow, 2008, 2009.
Phenomenology of Power in Satire. Ed. with V.Prozorov. Saratov, 2008.
“Sweet prison”: Western mass literature in Russian book market // Cultural Products: the Phenomenon of Mass-culture in Russia Today. Saint-Ptersburg, 2009.
Sovereign power in Evelyn Waugh’s Edmund Campion and Helena // “A Handful of Mischief”: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh. Ed. Donat Gallagher, Ann Pasternak Slater, and John Howard Wilson. Madison-Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2011. P. 87-96.
The concept of “American exclusivity” yesterday and now // Global Contexts of American Literature. Ivanovo, 2012, p. 12-28.
English Literature, 1930-2010 // XX-th century World Literature. A textbook for students working towards B.A. degree. Ed. by V. Tolmatchov. 2-nd ed. in 2 vols. Moscow, 2014. V.I – p. 412-430, v. II – p. 175-230.
Mario Puzo’s The Godfather : Immigrants’ Home Country Reterritorialised in the US // Topographies of Popular Culture. Ed. Piipponen, Maarit; Salmel, Markku. Cambridge Scholars, 2016. P. 189-208. URL http://www.myilibrary.com?ID=949339
Idealists and ideologues in Hilary Mantel’s A Place of Greater Safety // Literature and ideology. XX century. Ed. by O. Panova, V. Tolmatchov. Moscow, 2016.
Awards, fellowships, grants:
1994: British Academy grant to present a paper in the International Conference, Oxford University
1994: British Council scholarship to attend Scottish Universities International Summer School
1995: grant from Britain-Russia Center to study the provision of English courses at Scottish Universities
1998: Open Society Institute grant to research "Russian Images of the West Today”
1998: USIA – IREX grant for participation in Curriculum Development Program, Iowa State University, USA
1999: IREX Alumni Small grant to create a website «Archetypes in World Literatures»
1999: Soros Foundation grant to present a paper at International Conference “Beyond Boundaries 2”, European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
2000: Salzburg Seminar grant to participate in Session 379, "Higher Education for the XXI century”
2002: Fulbright Research Scholarship, Critical Theory Institute, University of California, Irvine
2003: Saratov CASE grant to participate in the Evelyn Waugh Centennary Conference, Hetrford College, Oxford
2004: Carnegie Visiting Fellow, The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York
2005: University of Illinois grant for a research project, Urbana-Champaign
2008; Visiting Professor, Tampere University, Finland
2000, 2009, 2011: Open Society Institute grants for research projects in Central European University, Budapest
Oxford-Russia Foundation grants to participate in the Perm University workshops on English literature