1. The poetic structure of a maxim by La Rochefoucauld: An essay in “Theme – Text” poetics [co-author Iu. K. Shcheglov]. Poetics and Theory of Literature 3 (1978), 549-592.
  2. The Somali Story  “A Soothsayer Tested” in: Themes and Texts, pp. 85-98; short Engl. version in: A Soothsayer Tested.  Somali Folktales, ed. and transl. by G.L. Kapchits, Moscow: The Way, 2006, pp. 205-217.
  3. October 19, 1982, or: The semiotics of a Soviet cookie wrapperWiener Slawistischer Alamanach 11 (1983; special Mel’chuk issue), 341-354..
  4. The ‘sinister’ in the poetic world of PasternakInternational Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics 29 (1984), 109-131.
  5. The Literary Text. Thematic and Expressive Structure: An Analysis of Pushkin’s Poem “Ya vas lyubil…” in New Literary History, 9 (1977-78), 264-278, and in Themes and Texts. Toward a Poetics of Expressiveness. Cornell UP, 1984.
  6. Seven “winds”: translations of Pasternak’s “Veter.” In Language and Literary Theory, B. Stolz et al. eds., Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1984, 623-643.
  7. Iz zapisok po poezii grammatiki [From notes on the poetry of grammar]: On Pasternak’s figurative voicesRussian Linguistics (special Zalizniak issue; W. Lehfeldt guest ed.), 9 (1985), 375-386.
  8. The stylistic roots of PalisandriaCanadian-American Slavic Studies (special Sasha Sokolov issue; D. Barton Johnson guest ed.) 21, Nos. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1987 [actually publ. 1990], 369-400).
  9. Six easy pieces on grammar of poetry, grammar of loveLiterary Tradition and Practice in Russian Culture. Papers from an International Conference on the Occasion of the Seventieth Birthday of Yury Mikhailovich Lotman. Russian Culture: Structure and Tradition. 2-6 July 1992, Keele University, UK, ed. by V. Polukhina, J. Andrew, and R. Reid, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993: 192-213.
  10. “Between Genres,” in a collection of essays on Ginzburg, ed. by Jane Harris as a special issue of Canadian-American Slavic Studies 28 (1994) 2-3: 157-160.
  11. Rereading Gogol’s miswritten book: notes on Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 17-34.
  12. Through Revolution’s looking-glass: Tolstoy into Zoshchenko in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 35-57.
  13. Before and After “After the Ball” in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 59-87.
  14. A study in framing: Pushkin, Bunin, Nabokov, and theories of story and discourse in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 88-116.
  15. De- and re-constructing a classic: “I loved you” by Joseph Brodsky in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 117-146.
  16. The beauty mark and the ‘I’s of the beholder in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 147-163.
  17. Limonov at literary Olympics (On his short story “The Belle Who Had Inspired the Poet”). in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 163-180:
  18. A duet in three movements: Bulgakov — Olesha – Bulgakov in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 181-212.
  19. The dynamics of adaptation: Pasternk’s second birth in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 213-240.
  20. A dystopian “Newdream” Fivefold : Analyzing Ilf and Petrov’s Closet Monarchist in Text Counter Text. Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 241-269.
  21. The codes and contexts of Platonov’s “Fro”” in Text Counter Text> Stanford UP, 1994 (cloth), 1995 (paper): 70-296.
  22. How a Russian Maupassant was made in Odessa and Yasnaya Polyana: Isaak Babel and the Tolstoy legacy.   Slavic Review, 53, 3 (1994): 671-693; Russ. version in Babel’/Babel [ Isaak Babel; co-author M. B. Yampolsky]. Moscow: Carte blanche, 1994: 30-56.
  23. Eisenstein’s poetics: dialogical or totalitarian? in: Laboratory of Dreams: The Russian Avant-Garde and Cultural Experiment, ed. by John E. Bowlt and Olga Matich, Stanford UP, 1996: 245-256.
  24. “What is the author trying to say with his artistic work?”: rereading Zoshchenko’s oeuvre. Slavic and East European Journal, 40 (1996), 3: 458-474.
  25. Anna Akhmatova: scripts, not scriptures [Review Article]. Slavic and East European Journal 40 (1996), 1: 135-141.
  26. Pushkin Under Our Skin. Alexander Pushkin: A Celebration of Russia’s Best-loved Writer. Ed. A. D. P. Briggs. London: Hazar Publishing, 1999. P. 189-196.
  27. The obverse of  Stalinism: Akhmatova’s self-serving charisma of Selflessness. In Self and Story in Russian History, ed. by Laura Engelstein and Stephanie Sandler, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2000: 46-68.
  28.   Mikhail Zoshchenko’s Shadow Operas. In Russian Literature and the Other Arts. Ed. Catriona Kelly and Stephen Lovell. Cambridge University Press , 2000: 119-146.
  29.   The Power of Grammar and Grammar of Power in the Childhood Scenes of Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible. In Eisenstein at 100: A Reconsideration. Eds. Al LaValley and Barry P. Scherr. New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Rutgers UP. P. 253-267.
  30.   Poem, Problem, Prank. The Nabokovian 47 (Fall 2001, forthcoming).
  31.   Poetry of Grammar or Pragmatics of Poetry? (Confessions of a Compulsive Conservative). Paper at the Symposium Between History and System: Slavic Theory Today, at Yale University, March 1-2, 2002.
  32.   Towards a typology of “debut” narratives: Babel, Nabokov and Others: Paper at the conference on The Enigma of Isaac Babel. Stanford University, 29 February-2 March 2004. Version in Danish
  33. Rethinking the canon: Non-conformist Soviet classics in post-Soviet perspectivein. In the Materials of the Second Nevada Conference on Russian Culture. Ed. Dmitry Shalin (forthcoming).
  34. You Don’t Know What You’re Missing. Hermitage Magazine 2006, No. 2: 32-33.
  35. In Memoram M. L. Gasparov: A Poetic Offering (Ivan Bunin’s “Without Me”; 1916 ). Paper at the USC Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures Symposium on Recent Books on Russian Poetry dedicated to the memory of M.L. Gasparov, Friday, April 7, 2006, and in Toronto Slavic Quarterly, 16.
  36. Infinitive Poetry, Relevance Of Linguistics And Issues In Poetic Analysis. Paper at the AATSEEL 2010/2011 Convention (Pasadena, CA), Panel on “Work in Progress” ( Jan. 07, 2011).
  37. Iskander’s Pantomime Narratives. Paper at the AATSEEL 2010/2011 Convention (Pasadena, CA), Panel on “Literary Theatrics: Gestures, Staginess, and Speech” (Jan. 8, 2011). Journal version in: Toronto Slavic Quarterly 35: 272-242.
  38. More Keys To The Lamarck Puzzle And Related Theoretical Issues. Paper at the ASEEES 2010 Convention (Los Angeles, CA), Panel on “Mandelstam Revisited” (Nov. 20, 2010).
  39. The Red and the Gray. In: : Emily Van Buskirk and Andrei Zorin, eds., Lydia Ginzburg’s Alternative Literary Identities. A Collection of Articles and New Translations (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012): 27-37. Russain version in Book 24: 104-114.
  40. Poetics Today: Some Burning Issues. Keynote Lecture // AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference, 12-13 October 2012. University of Madison-Wisconsin . Pyle Center, Room 335, Friday 12 October 2012, 4:00 pm.
  41. Themes, Structure, and Intertexts in Mikhail Kuzmin’s Infinitive Poem “Sweet Is It To Die…”. In: The Many Facets of Mikhail Kuzmin. A Miscellany. Ed. by Lada Panova with Sarah Pratt. Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica, 2011. P. 27-42.
  42. Acceptance speech at the awarding ceremony of the literary prize “Bella” (Russian and Italian versions; Italian translation by Giulia Zangoli).
  43. Listomania, or Catalog as Technique. With examples from poetry and prose, classical and modern, Western and Russian. An invited lecture at UC Berkeley, Monday March 31, 2014; also in: Russian Journal of Linguistics, 2018, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Studies in Cultural Semantics And Pragmatics: For Anna Wierzbicka’s Anniversary). Pp. 945—965.
  44. Time, Money, and Authorship in Dostoevsky’s “A Gentle Spirit.” Paper at the Symposium on Russian and Comparative Literature in Memory of Professor Emeritus James L. Rice (Eugene, Oregon, Friday, May 16, 2014).
  45. Seeing Tolstoy’s ghost in Khodasevich’s mirror // Poetry & Poetics: A Centennial Tribute to Kiril Taranovsky / Ed. by Barry P. Scherr, James Bailey and Vida T. Johnson. Bloomington, IN: Slavica. P. 203-213. Full Russain version.
  46. The City and the Lock: Pushkin’s Miniature Lyric// ‘A Convenient Territory:’ Russian Literature at the Edge of Modernity. Essays in Honor of Barry Scherr” / Ed. by Michael Gronas and John Kopper. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 2015 P. 67-79.
  47. Collaboration and Its Discontents: Pasternak and Mandel’stam in the Nineteen Thirties // Russian Literature 78 (2015), pp. 683-703.
  48. A Little House on Chelsea; or, A Theme And Variations //Urban Semiotics: The City as a Cultural-Historical Phenomenon / Ed. Igor Pilshchikov. Tallinn: TLU Press, 2015. P. 319-334.
  49. “Who organized the standing ovation?”: Stalin, Akhmatova, and Shakespeare.An Eberhard L. Faber Lecture (Monday, April 25, 4:30 pm, 245 East Pyne, Princeton University).
  50. Quote the Poets Ever More: Micro-Analyzing Intertextual Gems by Anna Akhmatova, Vladislav Khodasevich and Osip Mandel’shtam // Slavic & East European Journal, 61, 1 (Spring 2017): 11-128.
  51. Between Groys and Gasparov // Dialogic Pedagogy Online Journal, vol.5 (2017): 16-22.
  52. Linguistics and poetics — and some other smoldering issues of literary analysis: An auto-heuristic studySlavic and East Europen Journal, 64 (2020), 2: 155-177. (Linguistics and Poetics and Some Other Smoldering Issues of Literary Analysis: An (auto)heuristic study.” — Keynote address, AATSEEL, Feb 8, 2020, San Diego, Ca.)
  53. To Be or Not to Be God: The Issue of Authorial Power in DostoevskyReligions (ISSN 2077-1444), Vol. 12, 7 (2021; forthcoming in a paper edition); a revised English version of # 151.
  54. The Poetry of Grammar and Ungrammaticality. Alexander Zholkovsky Interviewed by the editors of Pushkin Review.” Pushkin Review, vol. 22-23, 2020-2021, p. 135-167. “Selected Bibliography of Alexander Zholkovsky’s Works on Pushkin.” Pushkin Review, vol. 22-23, 2020-2021, p. 169-178.
  55. Digital High: The Art of Visual Seduction? Arts 2022, 11(5), 97PDF-version.