Stepanov Andrey Dmitrievich (Russia)

Doctor of Philology, Professor, St. Petersburg State University
Editorial Board Member, Editor of Literary Studies Section
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1991 — graduated in Russian Philology and Teaching of the Russian Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University;

1996 — Candidate of Philology; title of candidate thesis: “Drama of A.P. Chekhov in 1880s and poetics of melodrama”;

2005 — Ph.D. (Laudatur), Åbo Akademi University, Finland;

2005 — Doctor of Philology; title of doctoral thesis: “Problems of communication in Chekhov`s works”;

2008 — Professor, Department of the History of Russian Literature, St. Petersburg State University.





Author of over 120 scholarly publications on the modern theories of literature, history of culture, theory of speech acts and speech genres, poetics of A.P. Chekhov, modern Russian prose, methodology of teaching the Russian language, rhetoric.

The most recent notable works include:

1. Stepanov A. D. Ob interesnom literaturovedenii [Towards interesting literature studies]. In: Vodolazkin E. G. (Ed.). Tekst i traditsiia: al'manakh — Text and Tradition. Anthology, issue 2, St. Petersburg, Rostok Publ., 2014, pp. 237–244.

2. Stepanov A. D. Comments. In: Verne J. Vokrug sveta za vosem'desiat dnei [Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours], St. Petersburg, Azbuka-Attikus Publ., 2014, pp. 275–312.

3.  Stepanov A. D. Comments. In: Turgenev I. S. Ottsy i deti [Fathers and Children], St. Petersburg, Azbuka-Attikus Publ., 2014, pp. 283–312.

4. Stepanov A. D. Comments. In: Gogol N. V. Revizor i drugie p'esy [The Government Inspector and Other Plays], St. Petersburg, Azbuka-Attikus Publ., 2014, pp. 313–344.

5. Stepanov A. D. Comments. In: Chekhov A. P. Tolstyi i tonkii [Fat and Thin], St. Petersburg, Azbuka-Attikus Publ., 2014, pp. 269–312.

6. Stepanov A. D. Comments. In: Chekhov A. P. Dama s sobachkoy [The Lady with the Dog], St. Petersburg, Azbuka-Attikus Publ., 2014, pp. 401–440.

7. Stepanov A. D.  Chekhovskie motivy v rasskazakh Elis Manro [Chekhov`s motives in Elise Monroe`s short stories]. Mir russkogo slova — The world of the Russian Word, 2014, no. 2, pp. 85–90.

8. Stepanov A. D.  Chekhov i Elis Manro: intertekstual'nyi dialog [Chekhov and Elise Monroe: inter-textual dialogue]. Dinamika iazykovykh i kul'turnykh protsessov v sovremennoi Rossii: Materialy IV Kongressa «ROPRIaL», prokhodiashchego v ramkakh I Pedagogicheskogo foruma «Russkii iazyk v sovremennoi shkole» (Sochi, 1–2 noiabria 2014 goda): v 4 t.: Т.2  — Dynamics of language and cultural processes in modern Russia: Proceedings of IV Congress “Russian Society of the Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature”, I Pedagogical Forum “The Russian Language in the Modern School”, Sochi, November 1–2, 2014, Vol. 2, St. Petersburg, ROPRYAL Publ., 2014, pp. 181–187.

9. Stepanov A.D. Sozidanie cherez razrushenie: russkaia literatura 2000-kh godov [Creation through destruction: Russian literature in 2000s]. Modern problems of science and education, 2014, no. 6. Available at: (accessed: 23.04.2015)

Visiting lecturer, Cheonan University, Korea; Georgia State University, USA; Keimyung University, South Korea; Åbo Akademi University, Finland; Free University of Brussels, Belgium; Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany;  Beijing University, China. Published 10 translations from English, 2 books of fiction prose; award of the magazine Neva, 2009; N.V. Gogol award of St. Petersburg, 2011; award for the best scholar work, Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University, 2006.