Schmid Wolf — Dr. Dr. h.c., professor of Slavic Literatures (in particular, the Russian and Czech literature) at the University of Hamburg, Germany (emeritus since 2009). He was the founder of the Narratology Research Group, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Narratology at the University of Hamburg, and chairman of the European Narratology Network. Co-editor of the Handbook of Narratology (Berlin; New York: De Gruyter, 2009). Slavic scientist, author of the monographs of Russian literature of the 19th century.
Olga Grimova — Candidate of Philology, associate professor in Department of History of Russian Literature, Theory of Literature and criticism of Kuban State University, Krasnodar.
Research interests: modern Russian novel, theory of literature, narratology.
Kirilenko Natalia N. — independent researcher.
Candidate of Philology. Research interests: historical poetics (particularly plot poetics); the poetics of the classic detective story, the adventure investigation and the police novel; drama theory; the poetics of picaresque novel and adventure novel; the poetics of social-criminal novel.