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Akhapkin Denis

Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Field of Languages and Literature, Ph.D. in Philology (kandidat nauk)

Denis Akhapkin currently teaches in the Arts and Humanities Program at St.Petersburg State University, Russia, where also works as a head of Centre for Writing and Critical Thinking. His interests include modern Russian literature with an emphasis on poetry and poetics, literary linguistics and cognitive literature studies. He published a book of commentaries to poetry of Russian-American Nobel prize author Joseph Brodsky ("Joseph Brodsky: After Russia", 2009, in Russian). His work has appeared in Toronto Slavic Quarterly, Russian Literature and other journals, he is also the author of several biographies of Russian writers in Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB).

He was a visiting research fellow of Helsinki University Collegium (spring 2007) and The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, University of Edinburgh (fall 2014). He holds both B.A. and Ph.D. in Russian Language from St.Petersburg State University. Denis is an associate international member of the Institute for Writing and Thinking, Bard College (USA).

  • Aleksei Eliseevich Kruchenykh. In: Russian Writers of the Silver Age, 1890-1925. Detroit; San Francisco; London; Boston; Woodbridge, Conn., 2004. P.239-245 (Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol.295).
  • Nikolai Nikolaevich Aseev. In: Russian Writers of the Silver Age, 1890-1925. Detroit; San Francisco; London; Boston; Woodbridge, Conn., 2004. P.48-53 (Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol.295).
  • Boleslav Mikhailovich Markevich. In: Russian Novelists in the Age of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Detroit; San Francisco; London; Boston; Woodbridge, Conn., 2001. P.191-195 (Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol.238).
  • Fedor Mikhailovich Reshetnikov. In: Russian Novelists in the Age of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Detroit; San Francisco; London; Boston; Woodbridge, Conn., 2001. P.263-267 (Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol.238).
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