kaplun1PhD in Philology

Senior Researcher, Department of Old Slavic Literatures, IWL RAS


Graduated from the School of Philology of the Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities cum laude (2008)

PhD thesis:

The First Plays of the Russian Theater and the Aesthetic Views of Pastor Johann Gottfried Gregory (2016)


Research Interests: Poetics and hermeneutics of Old Russian literature, the problem of refraction of literary text in cinema, poetic of screen adaptation, the gender order of Russian modernism

Professional Service

Member of the Editorial Board of Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature

Scientific Editor of Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature

2020 — Member (secretary) of the Committee of the Alexander N. Veselovsky award (RAS)


Academic publications — over 20 publications, including 1 monograph.

Selected publications


  • “The First Plays of the Russian Theater and the Aesthetic Views of Johann Gottfried Gregory.” Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 18. Moscow, Berlin, Direktmedia Pablishing, 2018, pp. 12–180. DOI: 10.23681/500015. In Russ.

Selected essays

  • “‛I would go there ... to kill!’: Transformation of the Motive of Crime / Act in the Play Judith by N.V. Nedobrovo.” Issues of Poetics, Genesis and Evolution of Criminal Literature. Moscow, Ippolitov Publ., 2022, pp. 78–92. DOI: 10.54770/978593856557. In Russ.
  • “Between Action and Comedy: On the Features of Titles of the First Russian Plays of the 1670s (Western European Aspect and Formation of Old Russian Drama).” Slavianskii mir v tret'em tysiacheletii, vol. 15, no. 1–2, pp. 7–20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31168/2412-6446.2020.15.1-2.01. In Russ.
  • “‛The Feast of Babette’ by Gabriel Axel: on the Issue of Genre Affiliation.” Artikul't, no. 3 (27), 2017, pp. 95–98. DOI: 10.28995/2227-6165-2017-3-95-98. In Russ.
  • “Lutheran School Drama and Plays by J.G. Gregory.” Filologicheskie nauki: voprosy teorii i praktiki, no. 3 (57), part 1, 2016, pp. 23–25. In Russ.
  • “Buffoon-characters in ‛Judith’ by J.G. Gregory in the Context of the ‛English Comedians’ Repertoire.” Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta kul'tury i iskusstv, no. 3 (24), 2015, pp. 61–65. In Russ.

Scopus, Web of Science

  • “‘A Tale of the Origin of Vinesmoking’ in the Literary Space of the Seventeenth Century Collection.” Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 21. Ed.-in-chief O.A. Tufanova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 294–304. In Russ. https://doi.org/10.22455/HORL.1607-6192-2022-21-294-304
  • “The Elements of Expressiveness in the ‛Youth Dialogue about Feast of the Nativity’.” Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 20. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 314–324. https://doi.org/10.22455/HORL.1607-6192-2021-20-314-324. In Russ.
  • “The Image of Judith in Drama: From the 16th Century to Modernism.” Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Filologiya, no. 69, 2021, pp. 265–280. DOI: 10.17223/19986645/69/13. In Russ.
  • “On the West European Sources of the First Russian Comedies (Based on the Materials of the Ambassadorial Order of the Second Half of the 17th Century).” Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, no. 451, 2020, pp. 28–33. DOI: 10.17223/15617793/451/4. In Russ.
  • “The Symbolism of the Sun in Johann Gottfried Gregory’s Plays.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 47, 2018, pp. 169–177. In Russ.
  • “Оn a Poem by Johann Gottfried Gregory.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 2, no. 4, 2017, pp. 170–181. In Russ.
  • “Women`s Images in the Plays ‛Ahasuerus Action’ and ‛Judith’ by J.G. Gregory.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 41, no. 3, 2016, pp. 139–149. In Russ.
  • “The Plays on the Adam and Eve’s Plot in the Works by Johann Gottfried Gregory and Joost van den Vondel.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, no. 3 (37), 2015, pp. 155–164. In Russ.