Natalia Kuznetsova

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Independent Researcher at present. From November 1994 up to the early retirement in August 2012 I worked as a docent at Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University(Russia). From August 2011 up to June 2012 I was the Erasmus Mundus Triple I Action post-doctoral fellow at Leuven Katholieken University (Belgium). From September 2008 up to February 2009 I was the Carnegie Humanities fellow at the New School (NY,USA). In 2000\2001 academic year I was a Junior Faculty Development Programme fellow at Pittsburgh State University (USA).

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While teaching Text Analysis and Interpretation after my return from the USA, I applied Narratological concepts for studying English and American short stories. My post-doctoral research focuses on the description of V. Nabokov's value system embedded in his fiction and related to different fictional instances such as characters, heroes, narrator and the implied author (W. Schmid) with their hierarchy in telling the story and being responsible for its sense. I resorted to M. Bakhtin's axiological literary theory as the starting point in my research and by means of his concept of the "axiological/value horizon" (in Russian - krugozor) I try to discover the intercommunication of fictional points of view. I hold that the implied author's value system always causes a value perception of the text through a carefully balanced system of factors determining a narration itself.


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