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

Senior Researcher

Doctor Hab. of Philology.


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Romano-Germanic Philology Department of Kiev State University.


The Problem of Time in the "Southern school" of Modern American Novel, 1978 (PhD)

The Destiny of America in the Contemporary American Novel, 1995 (Habilitation).

Areas of specialization:

American literature, modern novel, nonfiction, postmodernism, travel books, comparative literature, mass culture, ecocriticism, synergetics at humanities, literary theory.

Professional membership, grants, conferences:

Member of the Russian and European Associations for the Study of American Culture.

Participated at the international conferences in Moscow, Kiev, USA, Germany, Austria, France, Czechia, Cyprus, including conferences of the EAAS. Participated in Salzburg Seminar, session 313, 1994.

Grants: Grant of National Endowment for the Humanities for the project "Dialogues/Dialogi", 1991; Fellowship at Newberry Library (Chicago), 1992; Fellowship at NIAS (Netherlands), 1995; Fellowship at the Kennedy-Institut fur Nordamerikanstudien, Freie Universitat Berlin, 1998, 2002; Fellowship at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1999.


The History of the USA Literature in 6 vv. ( main editor of 3, 5 and 6 vv.), Moscow, 1997- 2013; Origins and Formation of American National Literature (XVII-XVIII cent.). Moscow, 1985; Mark Twain and his Role in the Development of the American Realistic Literature. Moscow, 1987.


The Destiny of America in the Contemporary USA Novel. Moscow, 1994;

Dialogues/Dialogi: Literary and Cultural Exchanges Between (Ex)Soviet and American Women. Duke Univ. Press, Durham, L., 1994 (in coauthorship);

History Written on the Way...(Notes and Books of Travel in the American Literature of the XVII-XVIII centuries). Moscow, 1999;

Ecological Consciousness in the Contemporary American Literature. Moscow, 2005.

Concepts of Chaos and Order in the Literature of the USA (From Dichotomic to Synergetic View of the World), Moscow, 2009.

Main Articles:

Documentary Prose// Literature of the USA in the 70th of the XX Century. Moscow, 1983;

M.Twain's Travel Books; Autobiographical Prose of M/Twain; Traditions of M.Twain in the American Realistic Novel// Mark Twain and his Role in the Development of the American Realistic Literature. Moscow, 1987;

W.Styron Novel "Sophie's Choice" as a Form of History Comprehension//Interactions of Form and Contents in the Realistic Fiction. Kiev, 1988;

Rhythmic Composition of Fiction// Context-1988, Moscow, 1989;

M.Twain Travel Books// In the European Grain: American Studies from Central and Eastern Europe. Amsterdam, 1990;

Soviet Criticism on Faulkner's Short Stories//Faulkner and the Short Story. Jackson (Miss.), 1990;

History in the Novels of Gor Vidal// Literature and Social Consciousness of the West. Kiev, 1990;

T.Capote, Sh.A.Grau, W.Inge, E.R.Burroughs// The Writers of the USA. Moscow, 1990;

History in the Mass Literature (M.Mitchell)// Images of the USA Mass Culture. Moscow, 1991;

Formation of Secular Literary Tradition in Colonial America// Russian Eyes on American Literature. Jackson (Miss.), 1992;

W.Faulkner and V.Astafiev. Problems of Nature and Civilization// Faulkner, his Contemporaries, and his Posterity. Tubingen, 1993;

Th.Jefferson, Th.Paine, Chronicles and Notes. Literature of the Southern Settlements// The History of the USA Literature, v.1, Moscow, 1997;

Literature of the Civil War, Late American Romanticism//ibid., v.3, Moscow, 2000;

W.D.Howells, J.Deforest, Mass Literature// ibid., v.4, Moscow, 2003;

Ecological Consciousness in the Context of American Culture// USA-Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture. 2000, N 2;

The Conception of Tradition in the 20th Century Literature// The Artistic Achivements of the Foreign Literature of the 20th Century. Moscow, 2001;

From Chaos to Cosmos: The Way Towards Harmony of Man, Community and Universe// Professionals for Cooperation. N 5, Moscow, 2002;

Canon and Postmodernism in the Works of Cormac MacCarthy// Mainstream – Heterogeneity – Canon in the Contemporary American Literature. Kiev, Ukraine, 2005.

American Literature of the Beginning of the XX century // The History of the USA Literature, v.5, Moscow, 2009.

Postmodernism and the Contemporary Theory of Chaos// Voprosy Philologii, N1 (34), Moscow, 2010.

Literature of the USA between Two World Wars, Erskine Caldwell, John Steinbeck, Proletarian Novel, Documentary Literature, Literature of the USA in the Years of the Second World War, Mass Literature // The History of the USA Literature, v.6, book 1, Moscow, 2013.

Childish and Adult Worlds in the Novels of Mark Twain "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" // Childhood in the Anglo-American Literary Consciousness of the XVII-XX Centuries. Moscow, 2016.

“The Concept of Childishness in the Literature of the United States of America”. In Literature of the Americas: Journal of Literary History. 2017. No. 2. P. 386-412 (in Russian).