Publications
Article
Russo-Polovtsian Dynastic Contacts as Reflected in Genealogy and Onomastics

Litvina A., Uspenskij F. B.

The Silk Road. 2014. Vol. 12. P. 65-75.

Article
“Precisely ‘that’”: Vladislav Chodasevič’s poetic technique in Mandel´štam's Novye stichi

Pavel Uspenskij.

Scando-Slavica. 2015. Vol. 61. No. 2. P. 207-220.

Article
Russian Officer Corps and Military Efficiency, 1800–1914

Boltunova E.

Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. 2015. No. 2(16). P. 413-422.

Book
Blázni pro Krista. Kulturní dějiny jurodivosti In print

Ivanov S. A.

Prague: Parresia, 2015.

Book
"Доктор Живаго" как исторический роман

Поливанов К. М.

Вып. 33. Тарту: University of Tartu Press, 2015.

About the School

The School of Philology was launched within the Faculty of Humanities on February 2, 2015 following a reorganization of the Faculty of Philology. The school, which brings together specialists in literary studies and interdisciplinary researchers of language, houses the Laboratory of Linguo-Semiotic Studies and the Neurolinguistics Laboratory.

The school offers undergraduate and Master’s programmes in Philology, Russian Literature from a Crosscultural Perspective, and Philological Hermeneutics – For Teachers of Literature (this programme is run by the Institute of Development of Education). Research work involving students forms an important part of the school’s academic life.


Student Research Competition 2015: Sherlock Holmes Versus Pirates

As 2015 drew to a close, a panel of qualified judges was busy deciding on the results of HSE’s Student Research Competition. Out of nearly a thousand submissions in 17 different fields, a jury selected 94 prize recipients, all of which demonstrate how broad and complex the research interests of HSE’s students are.

Erik Bulatov: 'I Just Live in the Now, and I’ve Vowed not to Turn My Back or Lie'

In an interview with the Higher School of Economics organised by the HSE School of Philology, the artist Erik Bulatov discussed his life and artwork.

HSE Expanding International Cooperation in the Humanities

In 2016, the Higher School of Economics will be the first Russian university to become an associate member of a large project being carried out by the Freie Universität Berlin’s Dahlem Humanities Center. The project, entitled the Thematic Network Principles of Cultural Dynamics, aims to strengthen international cooperation in humanities research. Its objective is to study the factors that affect the cultural processes in the history of humanity’s development. 

Report by Alexey Vdovin at Humboldt University of Berlin

On November 11th,  Alexey Vdovin, Associate Professor at the School of Philology presented a report ‘Between Hegel and George Sand: How Russian Critics and Writers Invented Peasants in the 19th Century Fiction’ at the Institute for Slavic Studies. 

Lectures by Joachim Küpper (Freie Universität Berlin)

November 17th, 17.00. «Flaubert,  L’Education sentimentale — Balzac,  Le Père Goriot. On the French Realists’ Transformation of the  Bildungsroman»  
November 19th, 18.00. «Network theory of cultural production».

Both lectures will be in English.

‘Poetry Keeps Coming Back to the Question of Life and Death’

The HSE School of Philology is organising a new university project, Poet in Residence. The first poet to take up the post is Alexander Kushner. In October he came to talk to students about what poetry is concerned with and promised students he would comment on their verses in the future. 

Konstantin Polivanov at Conference in Stanford

Konstantin Polivanov, Associate Professor at the School of Philology took part in the international conference ‘Poetry and Politics in the 20th Century: Boris Pasternak, His Family, and His Novel Doctor Zhivago’. 

Gasan Gusejnov at Congress of Slavists at Giessen University

Gasan Gusejnov, Professor at the School of Philology presented a report at the opening ceremony of the Congress of Slavists at Giessen University, Germany.

Debating the Next Nobel Laureate

On October 8, 2015, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced. The favourites among bookmakers are the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, and Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Maya Kucherskaya, Professor in the HSE School of Philology, shares her opinions on the most likely contenders.

New Article by Ekaterina Boltunova

The article 'Imperial Throne Halls and Discourse of Power in the Topography of Early Modern Russia (late 17th–18th centuries)' by Ekaterina Boltunova, Associate Professor at the School of Philology, was published in the collection 'The Emperor's House: Palaces from Augustus to the Age of Absolutism' issued by De Gruyter.