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Svetlana Efimova

Postdoctoral project „A Poet on the Way to Prose: About One Model of Oeuvres in Russian, German and Czech Modernist Literature”

Svetlana Efimova

Freie Universität Berlin

Friedrich Schlegel-Graduiertenschule

PostDoc as of winter semester 2016

Address Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 33/132
14195 Berlin
Email svetlana.efimova@fu-berlin.de

Svetlana Efimova studied Russian Philology and Comparative Literature at the Moscow State Lomonosov University (2007-2013). During this time she spent two semesters at the Humboldt University in Berlin (winter terms 2009/10 and 2012/13). She also studied and worked as a Russian language assistant in Russian Department at Carleton College (USA) for one academic year (09/2010 – 06/2011). From October 2013 till July 2016 she was a doctoral candidate and a DAAD scholarship holder at the Freie Universität Berlin (Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature). Her doctoral thesis was titled “The Writerʼs Notebook as a Medium of Thinking in Russian and German Literature”. She completed her PhD with the highest grade “summa cum laude” in July 2016. Since October 2016 she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies.

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

Authored Books:

1. Zapisnaja knižka pisatelja: stenogramma Žizni. Moskva 2012. [in Russian]

2. „Sudʼba ne poterpit izmeny“: poezija Konstantina Vasilʼeva. Moskva 2016. [in Russian]

Edited Volume:

Konstantin Vasilʼev: “Čto bratʼ s beruščej v dolg duši?” Stichotvorenija. Perevody. Statʼi. Sostavlenie, predislovie, biografija, kommentarii S.N. Efimovoj. Moskva 2015. [in Russian]

Selected Articles:

  1. Das Spiel mit der räumlichen Materialität des Notizbuchs als Teil des Aufschreibeprozesses. In: Spielräume und Raumspiele in der Literatur. Hg. von Julia Dettke und Elisabeth Heine. Würzburg 2016, S. 263-277. [in German]
  2. Das Notizbuch als „literarisches Faktum“. Das auktoriale Selbstbild von Vladimir Majakovskij. In: Grenzräume – Grenzbewegungen. Ergebnisse der Arbeitstreffen des Jungen Forums Slavistische Literaturwissenschaft Basel 2013 / Frankfurt (Oder) und Słubice 2014. Hg. von Nina Frieß, Gunnar Lenz, Erik Martin. In 2 Bd. Bd. 2. Potsdam 2016, S. 59-71. [in German]
  3. Denkprozesse in den Notizbüchern von Lev Tolstoj, Thomas Mann und Bertolt Brecht. In: Compar(a)ison. An International Journal of Comparative Literature. Narration and Reflection. I-II 2010 [2015]. S. 129-150. (Special issue „Narration and Reflection“, ed. by Stefano Ercolino and Christy Wampole). [in German]
  4. Jazykovoe soznanie pisatelej skvozʼ prizmu ich zapisnych knižek // Aktualʼnye problemy filologičeskoj nauki: vzgljad novogo pokolenija. Vyp. 6. Red.-sost. A.E. Belikov. Moskva 2015. S. 488-492. [in Russian]
  5. Problemy naučnogo izdanija zapisnych knižek pisatelej (XIX-XX vv.) v svete novejšich edicionnych proektov // Tekstologija i istoriko-literaturnyj process. Vyp. 3. Pod red. L.A. Novickas, A.N. Perškinoj, A.S. Fedotova. Moskva 2015. S. 147-157. [in Russian]
  6. O sinkretizme tvorčeskogo processa u M.Ju. Lermontova: rabočie tetradi i “scena pisʼma“ // „My počti vsegda izvinjaem to, čto ponimaem“. Sbornik naučnych trudov, posvjaščennych 200-letnemu jubileju M.Ju. Lermontova (Bibliotheca Slavica Savariensis. Tomus XIV). Red. Angelika Molnár, István Pozsgai. Szombathely 2014. S. 55-63. [in Russian]
  7. Obraz zapisnoj knižki v „Pisʼmach russkogo putešestvennika“ N.M. Karamzina i statʼjach E.R. Daškovoj // Izvestija Smolenskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. 2014. #1 (25). S. 7-15. [in Russian]
  8. Zapisnaja knižka pisatelja i literatura postmodernizma: točki sbliženija // Acta Universitatis Lodziensis [Łódź, Polska] Folia Litteraria Rossica, # 5. 2012. S. 100-110. [in Russian]
  9. Folʼklorno-mifologičeskie konstanty v poezii K. Vasilʼeva i V. Blažennogo // Folʼklorističeskie issledovanija. Kontekst. Tipologija. Svjazi: sb. nauč. statej. Vyp. 9. Minsk 2012. S. 223-233. [in Russian]
  10. Duša i veter, putnik i ptica, smertʼ i son: „strannye sbliženʼja“ v poezii Veniamina Blažennogo i Konstantina Vasilʼeva // Po stupenjam sveta. K 90-letiju Veniamina Blažennogo: sb. statej; sost. i nauch. red. U.Ju. Verinoj. Minsk 2012. S. 70-82. [in Russian]
  11. The Metrical and Stanzaic Forms of Konstantin Vasiliev. In: Formal Methods in Poetics. A Collection of Scholarly Works Dedicated to the Memory of Professor M.A. Krasnoperova. Ed. by Barry P. Scherr, James Bailey, Evgeny V. Kazartsev. Lüdenscheid 2011. P. 171-190.
  12. Poslednij iz minnezingerov, ili Novyj pisatelʼ Russkogo Severa // Literaturnaja Učeba. 2011. # 2. S. 30-36. [in Russian]
  13. Zapisnye knižki A.P. Čechova: ličnostnoe načalo, mirovozzrenie, literaturnyj kontekst // Vestnik Mosk. un-ta. Ser. 9. Filologija. 2010. #6. S. 134-145. [in Russian]
  14. L.N. Tolstoj i F.M. Dostoevskij v publicistike Genricha i Tomasa Mannov // Sravnitelnoe i obščee literaturovedenie: Sbornik statej molodych učenych. Vypusk 3. Pod red. L.V. Černec, N.A. Solovʼevoi, N.Z. Kolʼcovoi. Moskva (MAKS Press) 2010. S. 52-61. [in Russian]
  15. Stilʼ pisem Čechova 1880 i 1888 gg. v kontekste tvorčestva i biografii pisatelja // Molodye issledovateli Čechova. Vyp. 6: Materialy mežd. naučno-prakt. konf. (Moskva, mai 2008). Moskva 2009. S. 187-195. [in Russian]
  16. Četyre obraza mira i slovo v romane Saši Sokolova “Meždu sobakoj i volkom” // Izvestija Smolenskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. 2008. #1. S. 42-50. [in Russian]