The review concentrates on several functions of parody in the Russian writer’s texts of the Golden Age as they are reflected in the Slavic literary studies of the USA. This review focuses on comparative analysis of the texts by N.M. Karamzin, A.S. Pushkin, N.V. Gogol, N.G. Chernyshevsky and F.M. Dostoevsky. The American Slavic researches – R.L. Belknap, M. Greenleaf, M.G. Altshuller, О.А. Мееrson, N. Firtich, Е. Slivkin and К. Rutsala – reveal and examine various typological and poetical aspects of parody and metaparody in some classical works by Russian writers of the nineteenth century.
Russian literature of the nineteenth century; the American Slavic literary studies; typology; poetics; intertextuality; parody; metaparody; structure.