bolshakovaDSc in Philology,

Leading Researcher,
Department of Old Slavic Literatures, IWL RAS

Education
1976–1982 — study at the Department of Russian Language and Literature of School of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
1982–1986 — Graduate School of School of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
1990-1992 — study at the English Department, Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages

PhD thesis:
The Literary Implementation of Moral Issues in the Work of V.P. Astafiev (MSU, 1989)

DSc (Habil.) thesis:
The Phenomenon of Village Prose (Second Half of the 20th century) (MSU, 2002)


Research interests: literary study, history of Russian literature of the 11th – 21th centuries, Anglo-American literary criticism, philosophy of literature and culture.

Professional Service

Member of the Council on State Cultural Policy under the Chairman of the Federation Council (Russia) (2008–2016)
Expert of Higher Attestation Commission (Expert Council on Philology and Art History) (2011–2014)
Co-Chairman of the International Scientific Community Russian Literature: Spiritual and Cultural Contexts
Member of the Editorial Board of the literary and philosophical journal Literaturnaya ucheba (2001–2002)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific-Methodical Journal of the Ministry of Education Didakt (1998–2004)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Bio-Bibliographic Reference Book Modern Russian Literary Scholars (Center for Humanitarian Studies, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences RAS) (2008–2010)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific-Theoretical and Methodical Journal Russkaya slovesnost' (2009–2014)
Member of the International Editorial Board of the Scientific-Theoretical and Methodical Journal Sociosfera
Member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal Polilog. Studia Neofilologiczne. Akademia Pomorska w Słupsku International Journal of the Institute of Neophilology in the Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk (Poland).
Member of the Writers’ Union of Russia
Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia
Member of the International Federation of Journalists
Member of the Russian PEN Center

Awards

• Winner of the IV All-Russian Artiada for Achievements in the Field of Theory and History of Russian Literature and Literary Criticism (1998)
• Commemorative Medal 50th Anniversary of the Moscow City Organization of the Writers' Union of Russia (2004)
• The Winner’s Diploma in the Best Book of the Year Contest of the Book Publishers Association of Russia (For a Monograph from the Phenomenology of Literary Letters series) on the Prose of Contemporary Russian writers, (2006).
• Anniversary Medal 55 years of the Moscow City Organization of the Writers’ Union Of Russia (2009)
• Diploma of the Moscow City Writers’ Organization of the Union of Writers of Russia For the faithful service of Russian literature (2009)
• Diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation For a great contribution to the development of culture (2009).
• Veteran of Labour (2010)

Academic publications — 11 scientific monographs and over 500 publications in scientific and literary periodicals of Russia and abroad: in the UK, USA, Poland, Bulgaria, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, etc.

Selected publications

Monographs

• Village as an Archetype: from Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn. Moscow, Komitet Pravitel'stva Moskvy Publ., 1998; 2nd ed., corr., add., 1999. In Russ.
• Nation and Mentality: the Phenomenon of the Village Prose of the 20th Century. Moscow, Komitet Pravitel'stva Moskvy Publ., 2000. In Russ.
• Russian Village Prose of the 20th Century: Code Reading. Shumen (Bulgaria), Izd-vo Shumenskogo universiteta AKSIOS Publ., 2002. In Russ.
• The Fate of the Peasantry in Russian Literature. Moscow, Rossiiskaia akademiia obrazovaniia Publ., 2002. In Russ.
• Phenomenology of Literary Writing: On Prose of Boris Yevseyev. Moscow, Izd-vo MGU “MAKS Press” Publ., 2003. 126 p.; 2nd ed., corr., add. 2004. In Russ.
• Peasantry in Russian literature of the 18th – 20th centuries. Moscow, Rossiiskaia akademiia obrazovaniia Publ., 2004. In Russ.
• Phenomenology of Literary Writing: on the Prose of Yuri Polyakov. Moscow, MAIK Nauka Publ., 2005. In Russ.
• Wanderers of Russian History (about Vladimir Lichutin’s Prose). St. Petersburg, Fakul'tet filologii i iskusstv SPbGU Publ., 2009. In Russ.
• From Entity to Name. Forew. by Acad. RAS Yu.S. Stepanov. Ulyanovsk, 2010. In Russ.
• The Birth of the Theory. Ulyanovsk: UlGTU Publ., 2010. In Russ.
• Archetype – Myth – Concept (Turn of the 20th – 21th Centuries). Ulyanovsk, UlGTU Publ., 2011. In Russ.

Selected essays

• “God – Peace – Man in the Literature of the Russian Middle Ages.” Przeglad Rusycystyczny / Russian Studies Review (Poland: Journal of the Polish Association of Russian Studies), 2018, no 3 (163). Pp. 3–27. In Russ.
• “The Archetype of Split in Old Russian Literature.” Polilog. Studia Neofilologiczne. Akademia Pomorska w Słupsku. International Journal of the Institute of Neophilology at the Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk (Poland), 2018, no 8. Pp. 5–16. In Russ.
• “Current Literary Situation: Paradigm Shift.” The History of Russian Literature of the 20th Century in 2 parts. Part 2. Textbook. Under Ed. Prof. V.V. Agenosov. Ser. 58. Bachelor. Academic course. 4th ed., trans. and add. Moscow, YuRAJT Publ., 2018. Pp. 665–685. In Russ.
• “The Memory of Literary Creativity: the “Dialogue” of M. Bakhtin and the “Intertextuality” of Y. Kristeva (in Chinese).” Russian Literature and Art (Beijing, China), 2018, no 4. Pp. 21–34. In Russ.
• “The Archetype of the Family Nest in the Works of I. Turgenev (in Chinese).” Russian Literature and Art (Beijing, China), 2018, no 2. Pp. 41–46. In Russ.
• “Philosophical Constants and Artistic Individualization of the Archetype in the Life of Protopope Avvakum.” Voprosy filosofii, 2017, no 11. Pp. 68–78. In Russ.
• “The Archetypes of Russian literature: the Middle Ages – Classic – Modernity.” The Originality and World Significance of Russian classical literature (19th – the first half of the 20th century). Ideals, Cultural and Philosophical Synthesis, Reception: a Collective Monograph. Moscow, Maska Publ., 2017. Pp. 28–36. In Russ.
• “Live and Remember: the Poetics of V. Rasputin.” East Slavic Philology. Literary criticism. Collection of scientific papers. OO VPO “Gorlovskij in.-t inostrannyh yazykov”. Gorlovka, OOO VPO “GIIYa” Publ., 2017. Issue 4 (28). Pp. 32–38. In Russ.
• “To the Very Things!” Phenomenological Foundations of Literary Criticism.” Filologicheskii klass, 2016, no 3 (45). Pp. 68–74. In Russ.
• “Formation of the Literary Archetype in Old Russian Literature.” Drevnyaia Rus': Prostranstvo knizhnogo slova. Istoriko-filologicheskie issledovaniia. A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS. Ex. ed. V.M. Kirillin. Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury Publ., 2015. Pp. 43–62. In Russ.
• “On the Role of the Plot in Russian Literature: From Social Realism to the Classics of the 20th Century.” Filologicheskii klass, 2015, no 3 (41). Pp. 12–20. In Russ.
• “Word about Vladimir Lichutin.” Preface. Lichutin V.V. Complete Works: in 14 vols. Chief Ed. A.Yu. Bolshakova. Moscow, Veche Publ., 2015. Vol. 1: Freemason: Tale, Novel. Pp. 5–30. In Russ.
• “V. Astafyev and Russian Village Prose.” Literaturnaia ucheba, 2014, no 2. Pp. 61–84. In Russ.
• “Women Prose in Contemporary Russia: Theoretical Aspects.” New Women's Writing in Russia and East Central Europe: Gender, Generation, and Identities. Ed. R. Marsh. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. In English.
Scientific publishing
• Literature, сulture and аolklore of Slavic peoples. XIII International Congress of Slavists. Мoscow, Nasledie IWL RAS Publ., 2002 (Scientific Secretary)
• Literature, culture and folklore of Slavic peoples. Conference proceedings IWL RAS. Мoscow, Nasledie IWL RAS Publ., 2002 (Scientific Secretary)
• Theory of literature: in 4 vols. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2003. Vol. 3: Kinds and genres.. (Responsible Co-Editor и Scientific Secretary)
• Russia and the West at the beginning of the new millennium. A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS. Moscow, Nauka Publ., 2007. (Executive Editor and Compiler)
• XXI century. Results of the literary decade: Language – Culture – Society. Materials of the International scientific-practical conference. April 21 – December 2010. Moscow; Ulyanovsk, 2011 (Executive Editor and Compiler)
• Lichutin V.V. Complete Works: in 14 vols. Chief Ed. A.Yu. Bolshakova. Moscow, Veche Publ., 2015–2019. (Editor-in-Chief)