Vladislav Svitelsky graduated from philological faculty of the Voronezh State University (1964).
Vladislav Svitelsky was an assistant, senior lecturer, associate professor of the department of literature of the Voronezh State Pedagogical Institute (1973-1991). He was an associate professor (since 1991), professor (since 1996) of the department of russian literature of the Voronezh State University.
He was a participant in many scientific conferences, including international in New York (USA), Paris (France), Chiba (Japan), Baden-Baden (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland).
Author of more than 300 publications, including books: "Russian Literature XIX Century: F.M. Dostoevsky, L.H. Tolstoy, A.P. Chekhov" (Voronezh, 1996; together with L.E. Kroychik), "Andrey Platonov yesterday and today" (Voronezh, 1998), "Russian literary classics of the 19th century" (Voronezh, 2001, 2003; together with A.A. Slinko, B.T. Udodov and others). Vladislav Svitelsky was an editor-in-chief of the journal "Philological notes" (1996-2004).