kudelin

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Academician (Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since May 2003), Scholarly Director of the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS, Member of the Presidium of RAS. Member of the Board of the Philological/Historical Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Education:

Holds a graduate degree (1967) from the Institute of Oriental Languages (at present, The Institute of Asian and African Countries) at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Took graduate courses in Arabic philology at the Tunis University (1965–1966).

PhD thesis (Candidate of Philological Sciences Dissertation defended at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1970):

Major Genres of Hispano-Arabic Classical Poetry in the Age of Flourish (From the late 10th Century to the Mid-12th Century)

Doct. Hab. thesis (Doctoral Dissertation defended at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1985):

The Concept of Canon in the Medieval Arabic Poetics.


Research Interests: Oriental Studies, history of Classical and Modern Arabic Literature, history of Oriental literatures, cross-influences between Eastern and Western literatures, comparative studies, literary theory.

Professional Service

In 2002–2013: Deputy Academician-Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Historical and Philological Division of RAS and Head of the Section for Languages and Literatures of RAS.

At present, Head of the Committee of the Alexander N. Veselovsky award (RAS), Co-President of the Scientific Council of RAS for Classical Philology and Comparative Linguistic/Literary Studies. General Editor of three academic book series: “Monuments of World Literature,” “Literary Heritage,” “Written Masterpieces of the Orient.” Representative (delegate) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in The Union Académique Internationale (UAI, The International Union of Academies). Member of The Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI, Association of European Arabists and Islamicists).

 

Awards

2005: Winner-Laureate of the Veselovsky Prize (RAS) for the monograph The Arabic Literature: A Poetics, Stylistics, Typology, Connections. Moscow, 2003.

2009: Cavalier of the Order of Al-Fakhr (II class), for the great merit in research and promotion of the monuments of Arabic and Islamic Cultural Heritage and for the excellency in teaching and preparing new orientalists and scholars of Islam.

Scholarly Publications: over 180 publications, including 6 monographs.

Major Works:

Books

  • Historiographic and Literary Aspects of “The Life of the Prophet” by Ibn Ishāq – Ibn Hishām. M.: The Division of History and Philology of the Russian academy of sciences, 2017. In Russ.
  • Literary Interconnections between the West and the East in the Nineteenth Century and the Making of the Concept “World Literature.” St. Petersburg: Saint-Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences (a.k.a. Saint-Petersburg University of Labor Unions) Publ., 2011. In Russ.
  • Ibn Isḥāq – Ibn Hishām. “The Life of the Prophet” (Al‑sīra al-Nabawiyya). The Great Battle of Badr [Russian translation with extensive notes and scholarly introduction, Arabic text included]. Co-authors: A.B. Kudelin; D.V. Frolov, M.S. Nalich. Moscow: Institute of Europe, RAS; Russky Souvenir Publ., 2009. In Russ.
  • Arabic Literature: Poetics, Stylistics, Typology, Connections. Moscow, 2003. In Russ.
  • Medieval Arabic Poetics: The Second Half of the 8th — 11th Centuries. Moscow, 1983. In Russ.
  • Classical Hispano-Arabic Poetry: The late 10th cent. — the mid-12th Centuries. Moscow, 1973. In Russ.

Selected essays

  • “Cross-Connections between the Literatures of the Orient and the West: From the Medieval Ages to the Contemporary History.” Collection of Articles Celebrating the Day of Knowledge at the University: Sept. 1, 2016. Issue 22. SPb.: Saint-Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences (a.k.a. Saint-Petersburg University of Labor Unions), 2016 (Published in 2017). Pp. 20–27. In Russ.
  • “Dmitry Vladimirovich Frolov, Corresponding Member of RAS” (For the 70th Anniversary).” Vestnik Rossiskoy Akademii nauk: seria literaturi i yazuka [The Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Studies in Language and Literature.] 2016 (published in 2017), vol. 75, no 6. P. 76–77. In Russ,
  • “The Forms of Prosaic Speech in Al-sīra by Ibn Ishāq – Ibn Hishām.” Studia Litterarum. 2017, vol. 2, no 2. Pp. 44–63. In Russ.
  • “Ali-Shir Nava’i as the Founder of Uzbek Literature.” (In Celebration of the 575th Anniversary of Nava’I.” Vestnik Rossiskoy Akademii nauk: seria literaturi i yazuka [The Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Studies in Language and Literature.] 2016, vol. 75, no 4. Pp. 5–11. In Russ.
  • “The Life of Muhammad” by Ibn Ishāq – Ibn Hishām: Between Historiography and Literature.” Studia Litterarum. 2016, vol. 1, no 1–2. Pp. 91–107. In Russ.
  • “Andalusian Strophic Poetry: A Singular Case of Interlinguistic Contacts in Medieval Europe?” Critique and Semiotics (The Journal of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philology). 2015, vol. 31, no 1. Pp. 171–181. In Russ.
  • Precise to the Letter. The Russian Humanities Fund (RGNF) Furthers the Recovery of Authentic Attributed Texts. Poisk [Inquity: The Newsletter of the Russian Academy of Sciences]. June 6, 2015, no 23 (1305). In Russ.
  • “The Works in Literary Studies among the Projects Supported by the Russian Humanities Fund (RGNF) in 1994–2014.” Vetsnik Rossiiskogo Gumanitarnogo Fonda [The Bulletin of the Russian Humanities Fund]. 2014, vol. 76, no 3 (76). Pp. 31–37. In Russ.
  • The ‘Collective Isnad’ as the Composition Factor in The Life of the Prophet by Ibn Isḥāq – Ibn Hishām // Pismennie pamytniki Vostoka [Oriental Studies. Annual Journal of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS, Saint Petersburg). 2013, vol. 19, no 2. Pp. 75–99. In Russ.
  • “The Early Gogol’s Take on History: From Arabesques to The Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends.Russky yazik za rubezhom [Russian Language Abroad. The Journal of the Pushkin State Russian-Language Institute, Moscow. 2009, no 3. Pp. 76–85. In Russ.
  • “Russian Philology at the Current Stage of Development.” Vestnik Rossiiskoy Akademii nauk [Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Former title: Herald of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.] 2008, vol. 78, no 5. Pp. 391–398. In Russ.
  • Joint scientific session of the General Meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Academic Council of the Lomonosov Moscow State University named dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Osipov Y.S., Sadovnichii V.A., Kozlov V.V., Krokhin O.N., Zefirov N.S., Velikhov E.P., Dobrovol'skii G.V., Keldysh L.V., Nikol'skii S.M., Tret'yakov Y.D., Frolov K.V., Khain V.E., Chazov E.I., Yanin V.L., Kabanov V.A., Solzhenitsyn A.I., Faddeev L.D., Andreev A.F., Chernyi G.G., Lunin V.V., Pushcharovskii D.Y., Stepin V.S., Derevyanko A.P., Kudelin A.B., Nigmatulin R.I., Oizerman T.I., Dikanskii N.S., Plate N.A., Kostyuk V.V., Urusov V.S. Vestnik Rossiiskoy Akademii nauk [Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences], 2005, vol. 75, no 3. Pр. 214–270. In English.

 

Scopus, Web of Science

  •   “Where is the Russian Culture Heading? (Materials from the Round-Table Discussion).” Gadzhiev, G.A.; Zapesotsky, A.S.; Kudelin, A.B.; Makarov, V.L.; Piotrovsky, M.B.; Reznik, G.M.; Stepin, V.S.; Yurieva, T.S. Russian Studies in Philosophy. 2010, no 9. Pp. 3–59. In Russ.
  • “Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya” by Ibn Ishaq - Ibn Hisham: the History of the Texts and the Problem of Authorship.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2010, vol. 16, no 1. Pр. 6–12. In English.
  • “Muhammad ‘Abdu''s Letter to Leo Tolstoi (History of the Russian-Arabic Cultural Dialogue in the Beginning of the 20th Century).” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2009, vol. 15, no 1. Pр. 41–49. In English.
  • “Russian Philology at the Modern Stage of Development.” Vestnik Rossiiskoy Akademii nauk [Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences]. 2008, vol. 78, no 3. Рр. 196–202. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. VIII: Formulaic Expressions in Sirat ‘Antar.’” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2008, vol. 14, no 1. Pр. 57–67. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. IX: On Interpreting the Elements of “Miraculous” in Life of the Prophet by Ibn Ishaq - Ibn Hisham.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2008, vol. 14, no 2. Pр. 15–20. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. VII: the Life of the Prophet by Ibn Isḥāq – Ibn Hishām as a Monument of Medieval Arabic literature. Attempt at a Literary Analysis.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2006, vol. 12, no 2. Pр. 36–49. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. V: a Romantic Epos about Majnun and its Arabic Roots.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2005, vol. 11, no 2. Pр. 11–20. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. VI: Family-Matrimonial Relations in the 5th-7th Centuries Arabia and Their Reflection in the Early Arabic Poetry.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2005, vol. 11, no 3. Pр. 8–12. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. I: Medieval Arabic Graphic Culture (from Pictorial Figures to Drawing Script).” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2004, vol. 10, no 1. Pр. 4–11. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. II: to the Problem of Correlation of the Traditional and the Original in Medieval Poetics (about “Imitation” in Classical Literatures of the Near and Middle East).” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2004, vol. 10, no 2. Pр. 30–33. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. III: Early Arabic Poetry: an Attempt of Historical-Functional Analysis.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2004, vol. 10, no 3. Pр. 21–30. In English.
  • “Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. IV: Medieval Arabic Panegyric: Tradition and Creative Personality.” Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. 2004, vol. 10, no 4. Pр. 20–26. In English.
  • “Comparative Literature Congress.” Social Sciences. 1983, vol. 14, no 3. Pр. 244–246. In English.

Teaching career

Professor of Arabic Studies at the Institute of Asian and African Countries (Lomonosov Moscow State University).