Table of contents


7 Elena Zeifert. The Greek Spirit of the Latin Letter

10 Ilya Danishevsky. kadavergehorsam


14 Nikolay Poselyagin. From the Editor

16 Pavel Arsenev. Seeing the Forest for the Trees: On Distant Reading and the Speculative Turn in Literary Studies


Franco Moretti, Distant Reading (Moscow: Gaidar Institute, 2016)

37 Oleg Sobchuk, Artem Shelya. Reading Distant Reading (From the Guest Editors)

39 Igor Pilshchikov. Franco Moretti and New Quantitative Formalism

46 Jessica Merrill. Distant Reading in Russia (Translated from English by Oleg Sobchuk)

53 Kirill Korchagin. Franco Moretti and Quantitative Literary Studies: On a Disappointment

57 Abram Reitblat. Theory Without Facts, Numbers Without a Theory

62 Georgi Derluguian. Immanuel Wallerstein from a World-Systems Perspective

69 Konstantin Kokarev. Future Trends in Distant Reading: Franco Moretti as a Source of Inspiration for Researching Politics

72 Galina Orlova. Time to Zoom In: Digital Reading in Search of Scale

82 Tatiana Venediktova. The Clever Traveler

88 Oleg Sobchuk, Artem Shelya. (Distant) Reading and (Cultural) Evolution


99 Natalia Dolgorukova. From the Guest Editor

100 Natalia Dolgorukova. Bakhtin in France (Based on His First French Reviews in the 1970s)

108 Andrej Likhatsky. Editorial Politics and the Review Process for the Journal Voice of the Past (Early 20th Century)

116 Kira Ilina. The Evaluation of Masters’ and Doctoral Dissertations in Russian Universities During the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

129 Oleg Morozov. The Criteria for Evaluating Scholarly Texts in Reviews from the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century: The Journal of the Ministry of National Education

139 Sergei Matveev. “A Bolshevik Scholar Ought To Make Objective Evaluations”: Reviews in Soviet Historical Periodicals in the 1930s—1950s

148 Aleksey Pleshkov. Classicalization and Reviewing in Contemporary Analytical Theology: the Case of Neoeternalism


164 Alexander Zholkovsky. The Place of “Calling Cards” in Bunin’s Erotic Catalogue

186 Evgeny Ponomarev. The Intertext of Dark Avenues: The Dissolution of the Novella in Ivan Bunin’s Late Work


Anri Volokhonsky

(19.3.1936, Leningrad — 08.04.2017 Rexingen)

205 Ilja Kukuj. On Anri Volokhonsky’s Poetic Voice

206 Pavel Ryzhakov. I Call Myself No One

210 Richard Pevear. “And in the strings, a friend’s voice...” (In Memory of Anri Volokhonsky)

212 Vladimir Erl. Anri

214 Poets’ Voices (Igor Vishnevetsky, Polina Barskova, Evgeny Soshkin, Tatyana Neshumova, Ivan Akhmetev, Petr Kazarnovsky, Gali-Dana Zinger, Vadim Kosmatschov on the significance of Anri Volokhonsky)

224 Anri Volokhonsky. Uncollected Works (Published by Ilja Kukuj)


229 Vitaly Lekhtsier. Exhibition and Research, or What’s Happening with the Subject in Contemporary Documentary Poetry: Mark Nowak and Others

251 Yaraslava Ananka, Heinrich Kirschbaum. Bilingual Disorder. The Implied (Non)reader and the (Bela)rus(s)ian Subject in Dmitry Strotsev’s Patchwork Ode


271 Roman Katsman. “Freakish Sacrifices”: The Problem of Victimhood in Alexander Goldstein’s Novel Quiet Fields


290 Iulia Valieva. “...Neither white acacias nor red carnations” (Review of: M. Eremin, Stikhotvorenia. Vol. 7. Saint Petersburg 2017)

296 Denis Larionov. Unquiet Observer (Review of: Iu. Leiderman. Moabitskie khroniki. Kiev, 2017)


300 Evgeny Savitsky. War Experience in Literature and the Social Sciences (Review of: Nesselhauf J. Der ewige Albtraum: Zur Figur des Kriegsheimkehrers in der Literatur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Paderborn, 2018; Kriegserfahrung erzählen: Geschichtsund literatur- wissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Bielefeld, 2016)

312 Andrey Oleynikov. The Historian Against Historicism: The Case of Constantin Fasolt (Review of: Fasolt C. Past Sense: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern European History. Leiden, 2014)

320 Tatyana Pirusskaya. Why Should Sociologists Read Novels? (Review of: Longo M. Fiction and Social Reality: Literature and Narrative as Sociological Resources. Farnham, 2015)

324 Darya Demekhina. “Rehearsal of Theatrical Production” as a Key (Review of: R. Schechner. Performed Imaginaries. N.Y., 2015)

328 Andrey Teslya. Academic Charisma: From the Corporative to the Individual (Review of William Clark. Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University. Ed. & Trans. M. Dobriakova. Moscow, 2017)

331 Galina Elshevskaya. Large Books About Artists Who Aren’t the Most Famous (Survey of books published by the Galeyev Gallery press)

341 Ludmila Lutsevich. A Polish Monograph on Valery Briusov’s Poetry (Review of: Gozdek A. Kobiety mityczne w poezji Walerija Briusowa. Dialog z tradycją. Lublin, 2017)

345 Nikolay Bogomolov. In the Book Corner (17)

352 New Books

382 L.V. Bessmertnykh. Examples of Publications Appearing in Russia at the Turn of the 20th Century in Limited Print Runs (According to the documents of the Book Museum of the Russian State Library, the collection of N.V. Skorodumov, and the author’s private collection)


400 Vera Mostovaya, Vera Polilova, Vera Milchina. Gasparov Readings

(RSU / NRU HSE, 19–22 April 2017)

422 Olga Panova. Fifth International Conference of the Philological Department of MSU in Memory of L.G. Andreev “Faces of the 20th Century. Literature and Revolution” (21–23 June 2017)

435 Summary

441 Table of Contents

445 Our Authors