Shcherbakova1

DSc in Philology, Professor, Director of Research, Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Pedagogical Education Sciences

Head of the Research Center "Russian Literature and Christian Tradition", A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6705-8707

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Education:

Graduated from the Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1976; in 1981, completed the postgraduate studies at Moscow State University in the Department of Russian Literature.

PhD thesis:

The novel “Resurrection” by Leo Tolstoy. Genre innovation and the problem of tradition» (1982)

DSc thesis:

The prose by Sergey Maksimov. Textology and issues of poetics (1997)

Scientific and organisational activities:

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the academic edition of Leo Tolstoy’s Complete Works in 100 volumes.

Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences “History of World Culture” and chairwoman of Tolstoyan commission in the structure of the said council.

Member of the Academic Council of A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS)

Editor-in-Chief of Gorky IWL RAS scientific journal “Two Centuries of the Russian Classics”

Member of the editorial boards of the scholarly collections: “Leo Tolstoy & of Leo Tolstoy”, “Tolstoyan Yearbook”, “Yasnaya Polyana compilation” and the Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy & Dmitry Pisarev.

Member of the dissertation council of A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Academic collaborations with the Slavic research group at the University of Ottawa (Canada), the Institute of Literature of the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences (Hanoi), and the Department of Philology of Istanbul University (Turkey).

Awards:

2004 – Mikhail Lermontov Medal “for personal contribution to the multinational culture of the Russian Federation and to strengthening Russian statehood” (for the 190th anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov's birth).

2005 – Active Service Commemorative Medal (awardee as a foreign collaborator of the Slavic research group at the University of Ottawa, Canada).

 

Selected scientific publications:

Monographs

  • Letters from the Vysha. Theophanes the Recluse and his correspondents the Kugushevs. Moscow, The Russian Writer publishing house Publ., 2018. 160 p. (In Russ.)
  • Textology. Introduction to Literary Studies: Textbook for Academic Bachelor's Degree. 3rd edition, revised & enlarged. Under the general editorship of L. M. Krupchanov. Moscow, Urait publishing house Publ., 2016, pp. 118–177. (In Russ.)
  • Sergey Maksimov. An essay on creative work. Moscow, Prometheus Publ., 1996. 200 p. (In Russ.)

Preparation for publication (compilation, scientific editing, commenting)

  • Dushanbe Almanac. Moscow, publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas, 2017. 580 p. Responsible editor. (In Russ.)
  • Literary interconnections of Russia in the 18th – 19th centuries. On the materials of Russian and foreign archives. Scientific almanac. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2017. 302 p. Responsible editor (co-authored with N. D. Bludilina). (In Russ.)
  • Topical issues in the study of secular and spiritual literature. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2017. 416 p. Responsible editor. (In Russ.)
  • A true friend of the Russian classics. Ilya Repin, Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Aivazovsky and other contemporaries in the diaries and letters of Aleksandr Zhirkevich. Moscow, Khudozhestvennaya Literatura (fiction literature) publishing house Publ., 2017. 592 p. Responsible editor. (In Russ.)
  • On the threshold of Russian Palestine. A Chronicle of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission. 1847–1854. Moscow, Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Mission: IWL RAS, 2017. 352 p. Compilation, introductory article, comments. (In Russ.)
  • Chronicle of the life and works of Saint Theophanes, the Recluse of Vysha. 1815–1894. In 5 vols., vol. I. 1815–1859. Moscow, Publishing house of Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church Publ., 2016. 928 p. Text preparation, compilation, comments. (In Russ.)
  • Letters of Sergey Maksimov to Aleksey Bakhrushin. Russian Archive. Russian History in evidence and documents of the 18th – 20th centuries. Moscow: Three T Productions Publ, Russian Archive, 1999, pp. 383–409. Preface, preparation of the text, comments. (In Russ.)
  • Ivan Aksakov and Nikolay Strakhov. Correspondence. Ottawa; Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2007. 192 p. Text preparation, commentary, introductory article. (In Russ.)

Web of Science / Scopus publications

  • “Revelations beneficial to our hearts...”. About the book “Vasily Zhukovsky in Historical and Literary Illumination. Aesthetics. Poetics. Traditions” by Yuriy Mikhailovich Prozorov. St. Petersburg, Polygraph Publ, 2017. 406 p. Text. Book. Book Publishing, no. 19, 2019, pp. 126–137. (In Russ.)
  • Russo-Canadian Tolstoyan Odyssey. Russian Studies in Literature, no. 3, 1999, pp. 232–233. (In Russ.)
  • “The House of the Dead” and an episode in the novel “Resurrection” (on materials of unpublished manuscripts). Philological Sciences, no. 4, 1981, pp. 62–65. (In Russ.)

Articles

  • Editorial foresight: Nicolay Nekrasov, Leo Tolstoy, Nicolay Strakhov. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, vol. 27, no. 2, 2021, pp. 91–95. https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-2-91-95 (In Russ.)
  • Sermons of Innocent (Borisov), Archbishop of Kherson and Tauris, as a factor in keeping up the spirit in the Crimean War of 1853–1856. In Literature of Old Rus'. Moscow, Moscow Pedagogical State University Press, 2019, pp. 360–372. (In Russ.)
  • So that thought would fulfill the need for rest… The novel “Hadji Murat”, the short story “After the Ball”. Russian literature studies compilation, vol. 4, no. 4, 2018, pp. 4–10. (In Russ.)
  • Reefs of youth. Additions to the early biography of Nikolai Strakhov. Research result. Social studies and humanities, no. 4, 2018, pp. 4–10. (In Russ.)
  • Northwest Russia in the memoirs and epistolary heritage of the family of the Zhirkevichs. In Literary interconnections of Russia in the 18th – 19th centuries. On the materials of Russian and foreign archives. Scientific almanac. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ, 2017, pp. 153–189. (In Russ.)
  • Archbishop St. Innocent (Borisov) – correspondent of archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin). In Topical issues in the study of secular and spiritual literature. Issue 1. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2017, pp. 313–348. (In Russ.)
  • The beginning of Russian Palestine. In Topical issues in the study of secular and spiritual literature. Issue 1. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2017, pp. 235–253. (In Russ.)
  • Sophonia (Sokol’skiy), Archbishop of Turkestan and Tashkent, on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In Dushanbe Almanac. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2017, pp. 437–448. (In Russ.)
  • Saint Theophanes the Recluse and the Greek religious school on Halki Island. In Readings dedicated to Saint Theophanes the Recluse. Issue IX. Ryazan, Yesenin Ryazan State University Publ., 2016, pp. 35–70. (In Russ.)
  • Letters from Fyodor Tornau to Dmitry Milyutin in the context of European memoirs of the former. In Literary interconnections of Russia in the 18th – 19th centuries. On the materials of Russian and foreign archives. Issue 2. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2016, pp. 448–580. (co-authored with R. L. Avidzba) (In Russ.)
  • Leo Tolstoy in the assessment of contemporaries: from the correspondence of Nikolay Strakhov and Pavel Golohvastov. In Boris Fyodorovich's Islands of Love. Collection for the 90th anniversary of Boris Fyodorovich Yegorov. Saint Petersburg, Sprout Publ., 2016, pp. 988–993. (In Russ.)
  • Kostroma in Nikolay Strakhov’s life. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, no. 6,  2016, pp. 65–68. (In Russ.)
  • The first members of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem: a spiritual and civil feat. In Dushanbe Almanac. The interaction of religious and cultural traditions. Issue 1. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2015, pp. 315–332. (In Russ.)
  • A corpus of Russian memoirs on the theological school on Halki Island. In Literary interconnections of Russia in the 18th – 19th centuries. On the materials of Russian and foreign archives. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2015, pp. 453–500. (In Russ.)
  • The first members of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Palestine. In Literary interconnections of Russia in the 18th – 19th centuries. On the materials of Russian and foreign archives. Moscow, Publishing house at the Gate of St Nicetas Publ., 2015, pp. 433–452. (In Russ.)

Teaching activities:

Taught at Lenin Moscow State Pedagogical Institute (now called the MPGU) in the Department of Russian Literature at the Faculty of Philology from 1982 to 1998.