I was born in the city of Moscow in 1979. I entered Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1996. In 2001 I defended the graduation thesis entitled "F. Scott Fitzgerald's Autobiographical Prose". As a graduate student I plan to complete my kandidatskaya dissertation, devoted to the American 20th century autobiographic tradition (from M. Twain and G. Stein to J. Baldwin and A. Ginsberg), which is the logical continuation of my graduation thesis. The Fulbright Program gives me a chance to broaden my scholarly horizons, since I always look forward to enriching my scientific vocabulary and cultural representation as well as to developing my professional skills.