21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Ulitsa, room 525
The departament of literary history and theory was founded in 2019 and was based on the school of philology of the faculty of Humanities. Our department is home to a thriving research culture across the full range of literary and cultural studies as it brings together leading scholars in the history of Russian, European and American literature, comparative studies and literary theory, specialists in Classical and Byzantine studies, the literature and culture of Russian and European Middle Ages, and contemporary literature and culture as well as in French, Italian, English, German and Spanish languages.
Professorial and other staff of the department publish scientific books and manuals and take an active part in creating scientific annotated editions. Apart from teaching our faculty members are involved in researching questions of literary history and the history of ideas, literary canon, translation theory and history, cultural transfer, metrics and Digital Humanities.
Our department is in constant touch with many leading universities and research centers in Russia and abroad, the members of the staff read lectures and participate in international conferences and congresses, organize work meetings, summer schools, young scholars’ conferences, and workshops on the faculty grounds. The scientific work of the staff is carried out in close collaboration with that of graduate and post-graduate students.