Research Interests: writing process research, materiality and mediality of literature, authorial discourse and genre theory, literature and cognitive processes, linguistic poetics, Russian-German literary contacts
My postdoctoral project, A Poet on the Way to Prose: About One Model of Oeuvres in Russian, German and Czech Modernist Literature, examines six exemplary oeuvres* that are constituted by oscillation between poetry and prose, “small forms” and “large forms”. I explore such oscillations as driving forces of European modernism and analyze them within a dynamic model of oeuvre. I situate this typological model at the interface between the discourse strategies of “oeuvre politics” and “oeuvre poetics”. The poetics of oeuvre include such quantitative discourse phenomena as shortage, stringing together and lengthening or stretching. This project contributes to the contemporary reanimation of the category “literary work” and attempts to establish a dynamic concept of “work” and “oeuvre”.
* Rainer Maria Rilke, Gottfried Benn, Boris Pasternak, Marina Cvetaeva, Jakub Deml, Richard Weiner