toporkov

DSc in Philology

corresponding member of RAS (since 2006), Professor, Director of Research, A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3106-3819

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Research interests:

  • folklore,
  • Russian literature,
  • history of philology,
  • Slavic ethnography.

PhD thesis:

Domestic Utensils in Polesie Beliefs and Rituals (Nineteenth – the beginning of the Twentieth Centuries) (1986)

DSc thesis:

The Theory of Myth in Russian Nineteenth Century Philology (1998)

Organizational activities:

Member of the National Committee of Slavists

Member of the Committee on Folklore Studies at the National Committee of Slavists

Member of the Committee on Charms, Charmers and Charming, at the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR)

Head of the Editorial Board of the book series “‘Eternal’ Plots and Images”

Member of the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Studia LitterarumLiteraturni FaktRusskaya LiteraturaIncantatio.

Teaching experience:

Professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities

Awards:

2008 – Winner of the first prize of the P.G. Bogatirev Competition of folklore studies for the book Charms in Russian Manuscript Tradition of the Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries. Moscow: Indrik Publ., 2005.

 

Academic publications — over 540 publications, including 6 monographs.

Selected scientific publications

Monographs

  • At the Sources of etiquette. Ethnographic essays. Moscow, URSS Publ., 2019. 165 p. (Co-authored with A.K. Baiburinym) (In Russ.)
  • East Slavic Charms: Materials for the Functional Reference of Plots and Motifs. Annotated Bibliography. Moscow, Indrik Publ., 2014. 320 p. (Co-authored with Tatyana A. Agapkina). (In Russ.)
  • Sources of the “Tale of Prince Svetomir” by Vyach. Ivanov: Ancient and Medieval Scholarship and Folklore. Moscow, Indrik Publ., 2012. 496 p. (In Russ.)
  • Russian Charms from Manuscript Sources, Seventeenth – First Half of the Nineteenth Centuries. Moscow, Indrik Publ., 2010. 832 p. (In Russ.)
  • Charms in Russian Manuscript Tradition of the Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries. Moscow, Indrik Publ., 2005. 478 p. (In Russ.)
  • The Theory of Myth in Russian Nineteenth Century Philology. Мoscow, Indrik Publ., 1997. 456 p. (In Russ.)
  • At the Sources of Etiquette. Ethnographic Essays. Leningrad, Nauka Publ., 1990. 165 p. (Co-authored with A.K. Baiburin) (In Russ.)

Edited collections and works (selected)

  • Sisinieva Legend in Folklore and Manuscript Traditions of the Middle East, Balcans and Eastern Europe, ed. by A.L. Toporkov. Мoscow, Indrik Publ., 2017. 856 p. (In Russ.)
  • Unknown Pages of Russian Study of Folklore, ed. by A.L. Toporkov. Мoscow, Indrik Publ., 2015. 576 p. (In Russ.)
  • “Eternal” Plots and Images in Literature and Art of Russian Modernism, ed. by A.L. Toporkov. Мoscow, Indrik Publ., 2015. 415 p. (In Russ.)
  • Vyacheslav Ivanov. Tale of Prince Svetomir, ed. by A.L. Toporkov, O.L. Fetisenko, A.B. Shishkin. Moscow, Ladomir, Nauka, 2015. 824 p. (In Russ.)
  • Oral Charms in Structural and Comparative Light. Proceedings of the Conference of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research’s (ISFNR) Committee on Charms, Charmers and Charming. 27–29th October 2011, Moscow, ed. by Tatyana A. Mikhailova, Jonathan Roper, Andrey L. Toporkov, Dmitry S. Nikolayev. Moscow, Probel-2000 Publ., 2011. 222 p. (In Russ.)
  • Russian Folklorists: a Biobibliographical Guide. Т.G. Ivanova and A.L. Toporkov. Мoscow, Probel-2000, 2010. 240 p. (In Russ.)
  • Polesie Charms (in the Records of the 1970s–1990s), comp., prep., comm. by Т.А. Agapkina, Е.Е. Levkievskaya, А.L. Toporkov. Мoscow, Indrik Publ., 2003. 752 p. (In Russ.)
  • The Non-Existent Manuscripts. Forgery in Slavic Folklore, ed. by A.L. Toporkov, T.G. Ivanova, L.P. Lapteva, E.E.  Levkievskaya. Moscow, Ladomir Publ., 2002. 979 p. (In Russ.)
  • Eros and Pornography in Russian Culture, ed. by M. Levitt and A.L. Toporkov. Moscow, Ladomir Publ., 1999. 700 p. (In Russ.)

Scopus / Web of Science publications

  • “St Sisinnius' Legend in Folklore and Handwritten Traditions of Eurasia and Africa (Outcomes and Perspectives of Research).” Studia Litterarum, vol. 4, no. 2, 2019, pp. 312–341. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-2-312-341 (In English)
  • “The Verse About The Holy Mountain by Vyacheslav Ivanov: A Close Reading. Second Essay.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 3, no. 4, 2018, pp. 216–239. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2018-3-4-216-239 (In Russ.)
  • “Proper Names in the 17th Century Olonets Codex of Verbal Charms.” Voprosy onomastiki, vol. 15, no. 1, 2018, pp. 155–133. DOI: 10.15826/vopr_onom.2018.15.1.005 (In Russ.)
  •  “Poem ‘Three Coffins’ by Vyacheslav Ivanov: Sources and Symbolic Structure. Part Two.” Novyi filologicheskii vestnik, no. 2 (45), 2018, pp. 154–166. DOI: 10.24411/2072-9316-2018-00023 (In Russ.)
  • “Poem ‘Three Coffins’ by Vyacheslav Ivanov: Sources and Symbolic Structure. Part One.” Novyi filologicheskii vestnik, no. 3 (42), 2017, pp. 198–213. DOI: 10.24411/2072-9316-2017-00013 (In Russ.)

Selected Essays

“An Episode from the History of Russian Folklore Studies: G.I. Parikhin’s Letters to I.P. Sakharov.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 8, 2018, pp. 68–103. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2018-8-68-103 (In Russ.)