M. (Maria) Klimova MA

  • Guest PhD Student
  • French literature (XVI-XIX centuries)

Fields of interest

  • History of French literature
  • Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman poetry
  • History of the French language
  • Linguistics


My project focuses on an intriguing aspect of André Chénier’s poetry, which has not received much attention in scholarship: Chénier’s indebtedness – in the form of translation, adaptation, borrowing, reference – to Hellenistic poetry; it interprets the role of this indebtedness in his poetical and political views; and it assesses the way the 19th-century poets considered, and eventually, adopted Chénier’s antiquarianism.

Curriculum vitae

2007-2012: BA/MA in French Linguistics (diploma with honours), Moscow State Linguistic University

Academic experience:
2012-2014: Lecturer in French, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

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