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  1. The poetic structure of a maxim by La Rochefoucauld: An essay in "Theme - Text" poetics [co-author Iu. K. Shcheglov]. Poetics and Theory of Literature 3 (1978), 549-592.
  2. The Somali Story "A Soothsayer Tested" in: Themes and Texts, pp. 85-98; short Engl. version in: A Soothsayer Tested. Somali Folktales, ed. and transl. by G.L. Kapchits, Moscow: The Way, 2006, pp. 205-217.
  3. October 19, 1982, or: The semiotics of a Soviet cookie wrapper. Wiener Slawistischer Alamanach 11 (1983; special Mel'chuk issue), 341-354..
  4. The 'sinister' in the poetic world of Pasternak. International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics 29 (1984), 109-131.
  5. Seven "winds": translations of Pasternak's "Veter." In Language and Literary Theory, B. Stolz et al. eds., Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1984, 623-643.
  6. Iz zapisok po poezii grammatiki [From notes on the poetry of grammar]: On Pasternak's figurative voices. Russian Linguistics (special Zalizniak issue; W. Lehfeldt guest ed.), 9 (1985), 375-386.
  7. The stylistic roots of Palisandria. Canadian-American Slavic Studies (special Sasha Sokolov issue; D. Barton Johnson guest ed.) 21, Nos. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1987 [actually publ. 1990], 369-400).
  8. "Between Genres," in a collection of essays on Ginzburg, ed. by Jane Harris as a special issue of Canadian-American Slavic Studies 28 (1994) 2-3: 157-160.
  9. Rereading Gogol's miswritten book: notes on Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends inText Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 17-34.
  10. Through Revolutions looking-glass: Tolstoy into Zoshchenko in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 35-57.
  11. Before and After "After the Ball" in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 59-87.
  12. A study in framing: Pushkin, Bunin, Nabokov, and theories of story and discourse in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 88-116.
  13. De- and re-constructing a classic: I loved you by Joseph Brodsky in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 117-146.
  14. The beauty mark and the 'I's of the beholder in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 147-163.
  15. Limonov at literary Olympics (On his short story "The Belle Who Had Inspired the Poet"). in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 163-180:
  16. A duet in three movements: Bulgakov Olesha Bulgakov in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 181-212.
  17. The dynamics of adaptation: Pasternks second birth in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 213-240.
  18. A dystopian Newdream Fivefold : Analyzing Ilf and Petrovs Closet Monarchist in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 241-269.
  19. The codes and contexts of Platonov's "Fro" in Text Counter Text> Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 70-296.
  20.  How a Russian Maupassant was made in Odessa and Yasnaya Polyana: Isaak Babel and the Tolstoy legacy.   Slavic Review, 53, 3 (1994): 671-693; Russ. version in Babel'/Babel [ Isaak Babel; co-author M. B. Yampolsky]. Moscow: Carte blanche, 1994: 30-56.
  21.  Eisenstein's poetics: dialogical or totalitarian? in: Laboratory of Dreams: The Russian Avant-Garde and Cultural Experiment, ed. by John E. Bowlt and Olga Matich, Stanford UP, 1996: 245-256.
  22.  "What is the author trying to say with his artistic work?": rereading Zoshchenko's oeuvre. Slavic and East European Journal, 40 (1996), 3: 458-474.
  23.  Pushkin Under Our Skin. Alexander Pushkin: A Celebration of Russia's Best-loved Writer. Ed. A. D. P. Briggs. London: Hazar Publishing, 1999. P. 189-196.
  24.  The obverse of  Stalinism: Akhmatova's self-serving charisma of Selflessness. In Self and Story in Russian History, ed. by Laura Engelstein and Stephanie Sandler, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2000: 46-68.
  25.   Mikhail Zoshchenko's Shadow Operas. In Russian Literature and the Other Arts. Ed. Catriona Kelly and Stephen Lovell. Cambridge University Press , 2000: 119-146.
  26.   The Power of Grammar and Grammar of Power in the Childhood Scenes of Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible. In Eisenstein at 100: A Reconsideration. Eds. Al LaValley and Barry P. Scherr. New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Rutgers UP. P. 253-267.
  27.   Poem, Problem, Prank. The Nabokovian 47 (Fall 2001, forthcoming).
  28.   Poetry of Grammar or Pragmatics of Poetry? (Confessions of a Compulsive Conservative). Paper at the Symposium Between History and System: Slavic Theory Today, at Yale University, March 1-2, 2002.
  29.   Towards a typology of debut narratives: Babel, Nabokov and Others: Paper at the conference on The Enigma of Isaac Babel. Stanford University, 29 February-2 March 2004.
  30. Rethinking the canon: Non-conformist Soviet classics in post-Soviet perspectivein. In the Materials of the Second Nevada Conference on Russian Culture. Ed. Dmitry Shalin (forthcoming).
  31. You Dont Know What Youre Missing. Hermitage Magazine 2006, No. 2: 32-33.
  32. In Memoram M. L. Gasparov: A Poetic Offering (Ivan Bunins "Without Me"; 1916 ). Paper at the USC Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures Symposium on Recent Books on Russian Poetry dedicated to the memory of M.L. Gasparov, Friday, April 7, 2006.