deminDSc in Philology,
Chief Researcher,
Department of Old Slavic Literatures, IWL RAS

Education:
1952–1957 – Study in the School of Philology, Baku State University cum laude
1961–1963 – Postgraduate Studies at the Sector of Old Russian Literature of the Institute of Russian Literature in Leningrad. Award for the Early Completion of the Thesis.

PhD thesis:
Russian Collection of Letters of the 15th – 17th Centuries (1964)

DSc (Habil.) thesis:
New Literary Ideas about the World, Nature, Man in Russian literature of the second half of the 17th – Beginning of the 18th Centuries (1977)

Researcher ID : Т-7310-2018


Research interests: Old Russian literature, poetics, semantics, source study.

Professional Service

Author and Project Leader of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature
Member of the Editorial Board of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature

Awards

The Winner of the D.S. Likhachev Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006)

Academic publications — over 220, including 8 monographs.

Selected publications

Monographs

• Early Literature of the Second Half of the 17th – Beginning of the 18th Centuries. Moscow, Nauka Publ., 1977. 296 p. In Russ.
• Writer and Society in Russia in the 16th – 17th centuries. Moscow, Nauka Publ., 1986. 353 p. In Russ.
• Literary Worlds of Old Russian Literature. Moscow, Nasledie Publ., 1993. 224 p. In Russ.
• On the Poetics of Old Russian Literature. Moscow, Yazyki russkoi kul'tury Publ., 1998. 847 p. In Russ.
• Poetics of Old Russian Literature. Moscow, Rukopisnye pamyatniki Drevnei Rusi Publ., 2009. 403 p. In Russ.
• Old Russian Literature as Literature. Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury Publ., 2015. 486 p.
• Historical Semantics of Means and Forms of Old Russian Literature. Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury Publ., 2019 (in print). In Russ.

Collective works and scientific editing

• Old Russian Literature: To help Teachers, High School Students and Applicants. Comp. A.S. Demin, M.V. Pervushin. Moscow, Izd-vo Moskovskogo un-ta Publ., 2018. 176 p. In Russ.
• Biblical Plots in Old Russian Literature. Ex. ed. A.S. Demin. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2014. 384 p. In Russ.
• History of Old Russian Literature: Analytical Guide. Lomonosov Moscow State University; A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, RAS; ex. ed. A.S. Demin. Moscow, Yazyki slavianskikh kul'tur Publ., 2008. 820 p. In Russ.
• Bulletin of the Society of Researchers of Old Russia for 2002–2003. Comp. A.S. Demin. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2007. 348 p. In Russ.
• Bulletin of the Society of Researchers of Old Russia for 2001. Comp. A.S. Demin. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2003. 205 p. In Russ.
• Bulletin of the Society of Researchers of Old Russia for 2000. Comp. A.S. Demin. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2002. 128 p. In Russ.
• Old Russian Literature. Society image. Ex. ed. A.S. Demin. Мoscow, Nauka Publ., 1991. 248 p. In Russ.
• Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature: Collection 1: 11th–17th cent. Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union; A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature; Ex. ed. A.S. Demin. Мoscow, Print. of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR Publ., 1989. 481 p. In Russ.
• Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature: Collection 2: 16th – early 18th cent. Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union; A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature; Ex. ed. A.S. Demin. Мoscow, Print. of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR Publ., 1989. 484 p. In Russ.

Selected essays

• “Some Factors of Expressive Narration in Old Russian Works.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, 2018, vol. 47. Pp. 135–158. In Russ.
• “On the Genre Composition of the Manuscript Collection Belonging to the Boyar M.P. Golovin.” Literaturnyi fakt, 2018, vol. 8. Pp. 160–175. In Russ.
• “The Tale of Bygone Years.” Old Russian Literature: To help Teachers, High School Students and Applicants. Comp. A.S. Demin, M.V. Pervushin. Moscow, Izd-vo Moskovskogo un-ta Publ., 2018. Pp. 14–39. In Russ.
• “The Tale of Igor's Campaign”. Old Russian Literature: To help Teachers, High School Students and Applicants. Comp. A.S. Demin, M.V. Pervushin. Moscow, Izd-vo Moskovskogo un-ta Publ., 2018. Pp. 73–109. In Russ.
• “The Military Theme and Appearance of the Authors in the Popular Narratives of the Late 17th – early 18th Centuries.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, 2016, vol. 2 (40). Pp. 179–192. In Russ.
• “Interrelation of Different Genre Forms in the Texts of the 12th–17th Centuries and Mentality of Old Authors.” Studia Litterarum, 2016, vol. 1, no 1–2. Pp. 239–255. In Russ.
• “The Pictorial Background in The Tale of Igor's Campaign and Archaic Narrative.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, 2015, no 1 (35). Pp. 63–73. In Russ.
• “Comprehension of Biblical Scenes in Old Russian Literary Texts of the 11th–12th Centuries.” Biblical Plots in Old Russian Literature. Ex. ed. A.S. Demin. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2014. Pp. 4–66. In Russ.

Teaching
1986 – present time ― Professor of the Department of Russian Classical Literature and Slavic Studies, Maxim Gorky Literature Institute (Moscow). Lecture course ― History of Old Russian Literature.