Sergey Zenkin - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1972 - 1978 Lomonossov Moscow State University, faculty of letters, department of structural linguistics, then department of Romanic and German philology
  • Magister graduation paper: “Fantastic Genres in French Romantic Literature” (defended in 1978, Lomonossov Moscow State University)
  • Candidate thesis (=PhD): “The Works of Théophile Gautier” (defended in 1986, Lomonossov Moscow State University)
  • 1978 - 1986 editor in Khoudojestvennaya Literatura publishing house (Moscow), department of literary criticism
  • 1986 - 1991 editor in Sovetski Pisatel publishing house (Moscow), department of literary criticism
  • 1993 - 1996 editor at the New Literary Observer (independent review of literary criticism, Moscow), responsible of the section of theory
  • 1997 - 2000 doctorate scholar, since 2000 senior researcher, since 2012 professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU, Moscow), Institute of Higher Studies in the Humanities
  • Doctoral thesis (=Habilitation) ”The French Romanticism and the Idea of Culture” (defended in 2001, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow)

More than 500 publications, including books in Russian and French, annotated translations of French and American theorists, critical editions of French authors (in French), articles published in Russia, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, USA, Brazil, Tunisia, Switzerland.

In 1992-2019, more than 40 professional stays in France, Germany, Norway, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Algeria, Tunisia, Japan (total staying time – about 4 years): researches, translation of books, lectures, conferences.

Member of the International Society for Intellectual History (London, UK), the Society of the 19th-century Studies (Paris, France), the Society Théophile Gautier (Montpellier, France), the Group of Sartrian Studies (Paris, France), chairman of the Commission for the French Literature and Intellectual Culture (Moscow, Russia, since 2004).

Native speaker of Russian; excellent in French; good reading and writing proficiency in English.

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