Russian literature of the nineteenth century in the Slavic studies оf W.М. Todd III.



The paper reviews some academic works by William Mills Todd III, professor of the Harvard University (USA), and the leading specialist in Slavic studies. Todd III focuses on the various aspects of the literary process in Russia in the nineteenth century: the genre traits of the familiar letters of the poets close to the literary circle Arzamas, the genre features of the novel in verse The Eugene Onegin by A.S. Pushkin, and the poetics of seriality in The Brothers Karamazov by F.M. Dostoevsky. The scholar resorts to different methods: «new criticism», sociological criticism, semiotics of culture, reception theory.


W.М. Todd III; Slavic studies in the USA; «new criticism»; sociological criticism; semiotics of culture; reception theory; «Arzamas» (literary circle); familiar letters; novel in verse; poetics of seriality; A.S. Pushkin; F.M. Dostoevsky.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2022.01.09

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