Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva


DSc in Philology, 

Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Science,

Head of the Department of Russian classical Literature, IWL RAS


Graduated from the Pedagogical Institute, Pskov

PhD thesis:

The Epistolary Genre in A.S. Pushin's Work (1986)

Dsc (Habil.) thesis:

Gogol in the Western European Сontext: between Languages ​​and Сultures (2011).

Research interests:  

history of Russian literature of the 19th century, textual criticism, theory of comparative method, literature and culture of European baroque and romanticism.

Professional service

Professor of the Department of Comparative History of Literature at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, Moscow),

Visiting professor at the University of Paris 8 (Saint-Denis) (1994-1996),

Visiting professor at the University of Picardy named after Jules Verne (2014),

Visiting professor at Ecole Normale Superier (2015).

Associate member (until 2019) of the Excellence TransferS Laboratory: Cultural Transfer, Translation, Interaction, led by Michel Espagne,

Initiator of colloquia dedicated to the problems of cultural transfer between Russia, Germany and France (co)organized with Michel Espagne).

The newly elected secretary of the International Master's Collegium of the University of Freiburg named after Albert Ludwig and the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, Moscow) (until 2020).


Winner of the Gogol award in Italy (2015)


Academic publications — more then 270 publications, including 4 monographs.

Selected scientific publications


  • Literary Castles of Europe and the Russian “County House Genre” across the Centuries (1880s-1930s). Ex. ed. G.A. Veligorsky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020.  768 p.  (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0637-6 
  • Gogol in the Western European context: between languages ​​and cultures. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2011. 391 p. (In Russ.) 
  • The Life of the Estate Myth: Paradise Lost and Found. Moscow, OGI Publ, 2003. 526 p. (Co-authored with O.N. Kuptsova). (In Russ.)
  • Maria Pavlovna. Die frühen Tagebücher der Erbherzogin von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach . Koeln Weimar Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2000. 399 p. (Co-authoredwith Viola Klein). (In German)

Scopus / Web of Science publications

  • “‘Gogol's Hard Truth’: Completing the Path.”Voprosy literatury, no. 1, 2023, pp. 101–120. (In Russ.)
  • “French Salons: From Social Ritual to Literary Practice.” Shagi / Steps, vol. 8, no. 2, 2022, pp. 102–123. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22394/2412-9410-2022-8-2-102-123 
  • “Those Who Stand Side by Side in the Liturgy. The Book of Al. Altaev ‘Gdovshchina’.” Novyi mir, no. 2, 2021, pp. 149–160. (In Russ.) 
  • “The Breton Castle of Lamennais, Two Novels and Two Novelists Who Did Not Get Along With Each Other (Stendhal and the Duchess de Duras).” Shagi / Steps, vol. 6, no. 3, 2020, pp. 228–243. (In Russ.)
  • “About the Origins of the Idea of Cosmopolitanism: Russian and European View.” Voprosy literatury, no. 2, 2020, pp. 44–69. (In Russ.)
  • “From the Correspondence of Florian Gilles with V.A. Zhukovsky.” Imagologiia i komparativistika, no. 13, 2020, pp. 24–48. (In Russ.)
  • “Translation and Untranslatability: Difficulties of Metaphysics and Eroticism.” Shagi / Steps, vol. 5, no. 3, 2019, pp. 51–83. (In Russ.)
  • “Russian Estate: Semantics, Topos and Hronos.ˮ Imagologiia i komparativistika, no. 11, 2019, pp. 140–174. (In Russ.)
  • “Playing Chekhov on the French stage: Nostalgia for the Estate or Nostalgia for the Game? (‘Dear Antoine ...’ by Jean Anouy).ˮ Russkaia literatura, no. 1, 2019, pp. 198–207. (In Russ.)
  • “Carefree Swimming and Frantic Dance: Parisian Gingettes Belle Epoque.ˮ Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, no. 149, 2018, pp. 117–131. (In Russ.)
  • “Garden of Diverging Paths: S.G. Bocharov and Gogol.ˮ Voprosy literatury, no. 3, 2018, pp. 22–27. (In Russ.)