DSc in Philology

RAS professor,

Leading Research Fellow,

Department of Classic Western-European Literatures and Comparative Studies, IWL RAS


Graduated from the Department of History and Literature of the Russian State University for the Humanities in 1999; a graduate of the MA program for advanced literary studies (DEA), Geneva University (2009)

PhD thesis:

Generic Specificity of Les Historiettes by Tallemand de Reo and Seventeenth-Century French Memoir Prose (2003)

Dsc (Habil.) thesis:

Preciousity and gallant tradition in French salon literature of the 17th century (2017)

Research interests: Early Modern French literature, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; gallant literature and its impact; rhetoric and historiography; salon and academic discourse.

Professional service

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Literaturovedchesky jurnal (INION RAS, since 2015)

Member of the International Association of Literary Criticism (Association Internationale de la Critique Littéraire, France; AICL – France, since 2014)

Member of the Center for Higher Literary Studies (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Littérature, CESL, France, since 2014)


Academic publications — over 200 publications, including 2 monographs.

Selected Publications


  • Preciosity and Gallant tradition in the French Salon literature of the Seventeenth Century. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2017. In Russ.
  • Genres of French “Small Prose” in the Seventeenth Century: Mutual Influence of Salon and Scientific Traditions. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ. (In print). In Russ.

Selected Essays

  • “Hesiod’s Dream: the History of World Literature in the Novel of French Précieuse (ʽClélie, l’histoire romaine’ by Madeleine de Scudéry).” “The History of Literature”: Non-Scientific Sources of a Scientific Genre. Ex. ed. Maria R. Nenarokova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 705–752. In Russ. https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0684-0-705-752
  • “Bonapartiana: an Anecdote about Napoleon Bonaparte in French Culture of the First Half of the XIX Century.” Essays about French Literature. To the 100th Anniversary of L.G. Andreev. Ed. by O.Yu. Panova. Moscow, Litfact Publ., 2022, pp. 143–152. In Russ.
  • “‛The Affected Ladies’: on the Russian Perception of Molière’s Comedy Les précieuses ridicules.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 44, 2017, pp. 65–75. In Russ.
  • “The Gallant Dialect vs ‛Devil’s Jargon’: The Debates about an Aristocratic Language in the French Culture of the Seventeeth Century.” Novy philologchesky vestnik, no. 2, 2017, pp. 153–160. In Russ.
  • “Molchalin vs Chatsky: French Gallant tradition and its Critics in A. Griboedov’s Comedy Woe from Wit.Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 42, 2016, pp. 126–134. In Russ.
  • “From ‛la preciosa’ to ‛la pretieuse’ (1613–1659): The Road to Moliere’s The Ridiculous Précieuses.Novy philologchesky vestnik, no. 4 (39), 2016, pp. 126–133. In Russ.
  • “L’effet de Castiglione: Shakespeare et la culture mondaine de la fin de la Renaissance.” La dimension mondiale de W. Shakespeare. Paris, Vaillant, 2016, pp. 145–150. In French
  • “Le Héros ou la celebrity: La biographie et l’Histoire en Occident.” Les Eaux vives. Revue de l’Association internationale de la Critique littéraire, no. 4, 2016, pp. 11–47. In French
  • “Conversatio erudita: un nouveau modèle du savoir à la Renaissance.” Les Eaux vives. Revue de l’Association internationale de la Critique littéraire, no. 2, 2015, pp. 13–33. In French

Scopus, Web of Science

  • “Yevgeny Bazarov and ‛Don Juan’: Towards the Issue of Images, Motives, and Narrative Syntax.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 60, 2021, pp. 150–160. DOI: 10.37816/2073-9567-2021-60-150-160. In Russ.
  • “To Sin or to Fish: The Origins of ‛Wonder’ in French and Flemish Love Emblems (the turn of the 16th – 17th Centuries).” Novyi filologicheskii vestnik, no. 4, 2020, pp. 325–335. DOI: 10.24411/2072-9316-2020-00112. In Russ.
  • “Vers le roman historique: ‛Les histoires secretes’ en France à la fin du XVII e et au début du XVIIIe siècle.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 5, no. 4, 2020, pp. 88–101. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2020-5-4-88-101. In French
  • “Orientaliana et Vasconiana: l’anecdote ethnographique en France a la fin de XVIIe et au debut de XVIIIe siècle.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 4, no. 4, 2019, pp. 58–71. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-4-58-71. In French
  • “Anekdota de Procope de Cesarée entre histoire et littérature: Basileus vs Démon; Basilissa vs Hetaera.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 3, no. 4, 2018, pp. 106–115. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2018-3-4-106-115. In French
  • “Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess by Alfred de Musset: Construction of Subjectivity in French ‛Black’ Romanticism.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017, pp. 104–119. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2017-2-2-104-119. In Russ.



Teaching experience

Associate Professor at the Department of History and Literature of the Russian State University for the Humanities (since 2012)

Associate Professor at the Higher School of Economics.