Lea Pild

PhD in Philology

Associate Professor in Russian Literature, Senior Researcher at the Department of Slavic Studies, University of Tartu (Tartu, Estonia).

Research interests:

History of Russian literature; Symbolism; pre-Symbolism; works of I. Turgenev, A. Blok, etc.

Doctoral thesis:

“Turgenev as Percepted by Russian Symbolists (1890–1900s)” (1999).

Organizational activities:

Member of the international editorial board of the series “Acta Slavica Estonica”.

Member of the editorial board of the journal “Literary Fact” (Moscow).

Teaching activity:

Associate Professor at the Department of Russian Literature, University of Tartu. Courses: “Literature of Russian Realism of the 19th Century”, “From the Russian Classical Heritage”, “Estonian-Russian and Russian-Estonian Translation”, special courses on the works of Chekhov, Leskov, Sluchevsky, Turgenev, Blok, Russian Symbolism, etc.


Selected scientific publications

Selected Essays

  • “Poetic Meanings in A.A. Fet’s cycle ‘Romanzero’: Translating Music into Word.” Wiener Slawisticher Almanach. Sonderband 93: Ideological Contexts of Russian Culture of the 19th – 20th Centuries and the poetics of translation. Peter Lang, 2017, pp. 117–132. (In Russ.)
  • “Translation as ‘Interiorization’: Friedebert Tuglas as a Translator of A.N. Tolstoy’s novel ‘Peter the Great’.” Acta Slavica Estonica IX. Studies in Russian and Slavic Philology X. Translation Strategies and State Control. Tartu, 2017, pp. 135–154. (In Russ.)
  • “A.A. Fet’s Poetry in the Pre-revolutionary School Canon.” ACTA SLAVICA ESTONICA IV. Studies in Russian and Slavic Philology. Literary Criticism IX. Textbook Texts: Russian Pedagogical Practice of the 19th Century. and Poetic Canon. Tartu, 2013, pp. 79–88. (In Russ.)
  • “Ieronim Yasinsky: Position and Reputation in Literature.” Blok Collection XVI: Alexander Blok and Russian Literature of the First Half of the 20th Century. Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2003, pp. 36–51. (In Russ.)
  • “ʽNapoleon’ by D. Merezhkovsky: the Right to Historiosophy.” Studia Russica Helsingiensia et Tartuensia VIII: History and Historiosophy in Literary Refraction. Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2002, pp. 239–251. (In Russ.)
  • “Pushkin in ‘The Little Devil’ by F. Sologub.” Pushkin Proceedings in Tartu 2: Materials of the International Conferencem September 18–20, 1998. Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2000, pp. 306–321. (In Russ.)
  • “I.S. Turgenev’s Works Estimated by Valery Bryusov.” Studia Russica Helsingiensia et Tartuensia VI: Issues of the Border in Culture. Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 1998, pp. 111–126. (In Russ.)
  • “Turgenev in Fictional Prose Works Published in ‘Apollon’.” Studies in Russian and Slavic Philology. Literary Criticism. II. (New Series). Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 1996, pp. 191–208. (In Russ.)
  • “I.F. Annensky as an Interpreter of I.S. Turgenev.” Blok Collection XIII: In Memory of V.I. Bezzubov: Russian Culture of the 20th Century: Metropolis and Diaspora. Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 1996, pp. 63–73. (In Russ.)
  • “I.S. Turgenev's Short Story ‘Faust’: The Semantics of the Epigraph.” Studia Russica Helsingiensia et Tartuensia IV: ‘Native’ and ‘Alien’ in Literature and Culture. Tartu, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 1995, pp. 167–177. (In Russ.)