Information about ex. editor:
Irina L. Popova, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
Collective monograph was prepared by scientists from A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS, Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow State University, Russian State University for the Humanities, Georg August University of Göttingen, (Göttingen, Germany) and Queen Mary University of London (London, UK). It covers problems of historicism in the sciences of language and literature. The book includes articles on both general theoretical and methodological issues and different practices: historical poetics, “new historicism”, comparative historical research, dynamic models of literary history. The authors analyze the concepts of history in Russian (A.N. Veselovsky, OPOYAZ, M.M. Bakhtin, etc.), European (E.R. Curtius, E. Auerbach, etc.) and American theory in their connections and relations; study the strategies of literary history, explore the genesis of the idea of world literature, the specifics of philology and the history of world and national literatures.