DSc in Philology
Professor of General and Comparative Literature, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (Paris, France).
Comparative literature; French novel of the Enlightenment; literary connections of the 17th century.
“Typology of Novel Genres and French Novel of the Enlightenment” (1983).
Defense of “habilitation” (the right to scientific research direction = doctoral thesis) “French-Russian Scientific Relations of the 18th Century” at the University Sorbonne Paris 4 (1998).
Professional and teaching activities:
1982–1989 — Junior, then Senior Researcher at the All-Union State Library of Foreign Literature (Moscow).
1989–1999 — Junior, then Senior Researcher at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS.
1994–1996 — Visiting Professor at the Paul Valéry University, Montpellier III.
1997 — Visiting Professor at the École normale supérieure (Paris) and the University of Geneva. Visiting Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of the 18th Century, Montpellier.
1999–2001 — Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature Studies, Faculty of Philology, Marc Bloch University (Strasbourg).
2001–2006 — Professor at the Department of French Literature, University of Western Brittany (Brest).
2006–present — Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.
2008–2012 — Head of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.
Author of over 200 scientific works, including 4 monographs.
Selected scientific publications
- La Russie et la France des Lumières: Monarques et philosophes, écrivains et espions. Paris, Institut d’études slaves, 2017. 512 p. (In French)
- Ériger une République souveraine, libre et indépendante (Mémoires de Charles-Léopold Andreu de Bilistein sur la Moldavie et la Valachie au XVIIIe siècle). Bucarest, Editure Roza Vânturilor, 2001. 200 p. (En collaboration avec Ileana Mihaila) (In French)
- “Those Who Correct the Fortune.” Adventurers. Moscow, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie Publ., 1998. 400 p. (In Russ.)
- Les Aventuriers des Lumières. Paris, PUF, 1997. 350 p. (In French)
- “Unknown movie scripts by Yevgeny Zamyatin.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 3 (13), 2019, pp. 8–70. https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-8297-2019-13-8-70 (In Russ.)
- “Gastronomy and Social Pedagogy: On the Reception of Voltaire's Poem ‘The Secular Man’.” Voltaire Proceedings IV. St. Petersburg, 2017, pp. 103–127. (In Russ.)
- “The Myth of the Writer’s Death in the Literature of 18th – Early 19th Century.” Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism. XI: Romanticism in Literature On the Cross-road of Epoques and Cultures, vol. 1, 2017, pp. 29–49. (In Russ.)
- “Eighteenth-Century Russian Writers and Parisian Actresses in Life and Literature.” Literature in Exile: Emigrants’ Fiction 20th Century Experience, ed. Irma Ratiani. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, pp. 345–343. (In English)
- “Les oisillons du nid de Voltaire: le mythe du poète francophone des Lumières.” Lumières sans frontières. Hommage à Roland Mortier et Raymond Trousson, éd. Daniel Droixhe et Jacques Ch. Lemaire. Paris, Hermann, 2016, pp. 399–410. (In French)
- “Zamyatin and Stendhal: the Unpublished Script ‛Princess Vanina’.” Literature and Ideology. XX century. Moscow, 2016, pp. 75–84. (With the participation of T. Nikitina) (In Russ.)
- “The First French Translators and Reviewers of Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1893–1908).” Russian Literature in the Mirrors of World Culture: Receptions, Translations, Interpretations. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2015, pp. 539–573. (In Russ.)
- “Nikolaï Gretch et Prosper Mérimée: un plagiat presque parfait.” Cahiers Mérimée, no. 6, 2014, pp. 103–113. (In French)
- “ʽLaisa took a microscope...’ Russian Nobility and Parisian Actresses: Literary and Historical Contexts of Pushkin's Epigrams.” Russian Literature, vol. 76, 2014, pp. 85–96. (In Russ.)
- “ʽAnd in the Canvas There Was a Hole Depicting the Moon...’: Opera as Seen by Friedrich Melchior Grimm and Leo Tolstoy.” Yasnaya Polyana Collection: 2014: Articles, Materials, Publications, vol. 1, pp. 149–159. (In Russ.)
- “Anna Akhmatova and Louis-Sebastien Mercier: Additions to the Commentary on ‘Poem without a Hero’.” Russian-French Phrasebook, or/ou Les Causeries du 7 Septembre: A Collection of Essays in Honor of Vera Arkadyevna Milchina, ed. ex. E.E. Lyamina, O.A. Lekmanov. Moscow, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Publ., 2014, pp. 548–551. (In Russ.)
- “Libertinage as a Method of Government: Catherine II as Seen by Marquis de Sade.” Russian Literature, no. LXIX – II/III/IV, 2011, pp. 195–208. (In Russ.)