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Galin Tihanov

  • Galin Tihanov has been at HSE University since 2016.

Education and Degrees

  • 1998
  • 1989

    Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski'


HSE Academics Elected Fellows of the British Academy

Galin Tihanov, Chief Research Fellow of Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and Professor of Queen Mary University of London, and Sergey Ivanov, Professor of the HSE Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (IOCS) have been elected fellows of the British Academy. In an interview with the HSE News Service, Sergey Ivanov speaks about this important event, his new responsibilities as a fellow of the Academy, and his short-term research plans.

Professor Galin Tihanov was elected a Fellow of British Academy

On July 22, 2021, IGITI Chief Research Fellow, Professor at Queen Mary University of London Galin Tikhanov was elected a Fellow of British Academy. Congratulations!

Poletaev Readings Consider New Turns In and Away from Theory in the Humanities

The Poletaev Readings, dedicated to the memory of Andrey Poletaev, one of the founders of the Poletaev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Russian acronym — IGITI), is a major annual event of the Institute. The event was set to mark its 10th anniversary in 2020, but due to the pandemic, the anniversary forum has been postponed to 2021. In its place, the organizers have arranged the Poletaev Readings 9¾, which were held online. HSE News Service spoke with the event organizer and some of the participants.

Galin Tihanov presented a talk "Scales of Comparison: The Rise of Comparative Literature and the Return of 'World Literature'"

On September 6, a lecture by IGITI Chief Research Fellow and George Steiner Professor of Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London Galin Tihanov was held at the Higher School of Economics. See the abstract and photos of the event.

A new book by Galin Tihanov

New monograph by IGITI Chief Research Fellow Galin Tihanov "The Birth and Death of Literary Theory. Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond" has been published by Stanford University Press. See the abstract.

A paper by Galin Tikhanov in "Primerjalna Knjizevnost"

The paper "The Post-Romantic Syndrome: Reflections on Work, Wealth, and Trade from Adam Müller to Ernst Jünger" by Galin Tikhanov, chief research fellow of IGITI, was published in the 39th volume of "Primerjalna Knjizevnost" journal of 2016.

Andrey Poletayev Memorial Readings

On September 9, 2016, VI Poletayev Memorial Readings entitled "Natual Sciences and Humanities: New Interaction (Dis)Order" were held at the Higher School of Economics. Among the participants were two guest speakers: Karl Hall from Central European University (Budapest) and Kornelius Borck from Lübeck University (Lübeck).

Galin Tikhanov's lecture for M.A. students

On September 6, 2016, Galin Tikhanov, professor at Queen Mary University, delivered his lecture on "What does Comparative Literature Compare?" for M.A. students of the School of History.