Wolf Schmid

Philologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Hamburg.
He is a professor of Slavic studies at the University of Hamburg. Honorary Doctor of St. Petersburg State University. Founder of the Narratological Center at the University of Hamburg. Carrier of the Pushkin Medal of the President of the Russian Federation. The field of scientific activity is Russian and Czech literature, the theory of literature, in particular, narratology.

Wolf Schmid was born in 1944 in the city of Teplice (Czech Republic). He defended his thesis in 1973 in Munich.

He is also the author of the books "Building a text in Dostoevsky's novels" (German 1973, 2nd edition, 1986), "Aesthetic content. On the semantic function of poetic techniques" (German, 1977), "Pushkin's prose in a poetic reading. Belkin's story and The Queen of Spades" (German, 1991; Russian, 1996, 2nd ed. 2013), "Prose as poetry. Pushkin, Dostoevskij, Chexov, avangard" (1994, 2nd ed. 1998), "Narratology" (2003, 2nd ed. 2008, German 2005, 3rd ed. 2014, English, 2010), "Mental events" (German, 2017). "Narrative motivation" (German, 2020).

Editor-in-chief of the scientific series "Narratologia", co-editor (together with V. I. Tyupa) of the Internet narratological journal "Narratorium".