Georgieva Dimova M. The Comparativistics Paradigm of Blaže Koneski
The purpose of this essay is to deduce Blaze Koneski’s comparative paradigm mainly from his essays and theoretical discussions, without necessarily excluding illustrations within his poetry. Koneski’s comparativistics paradigm establishes a complex system of terms that corresponds to a wide range of themes and concepts from both classical and contemporary comparative, as well as several comparative methods he employs in his literary interpretations. In this sense, our research will detect those themes, terms and approaches by which we deduce Koneski’s comparative paradigm.
Blaze Koneski, comparative literature, influence, tradition, world literature
Belova T.N. American Retrospection in V. Nabokov’s Creative Work: Artistic Traditions of E.A. Poe
The paper comprises the artistic approach, certain stylistic trends and poetic principles of E.A. Poe’s work put into practice by V. Nabokov in his novels and stories, – i. e. literary tradition, its retrospective influence and the new artistic horizon the latter achieved in his creative work. The influence is considered mainly in the scope of poetics. Like E.A. Poe, Nabokov enriches his plot with metaphoric descriptions, exploits the romantic theme of the Otherworld, combines fantastic and detective elements with psychological intensity of narration, including various riddles, cryptic and cipher words. But keeping to the literary tradition of E.A. Poe, Nabokov on his part introduced some elements of postmodern poetics, e. g. intertextuality, artistically developed while creating the ironical-burlesque modus of narration.
Babicheva M. The Great Book about the Great War: Daniil Granin “My Lieutenant” – Laureate of the National Literary Award (Big Book)
The National Literary Award “Big Book” is the most important contemporary one for Russian Federation’s Writers today. The Big Book confers for the best prose literary work in Russian since 2006. The laureates are determined by a representative jury, which includes more than a hundred people: professional writers, cultural figures, scientists, public figures, statesmen, journalists, and entrepreneurs. Over 14 premium seasons the 35 authors have been rewarded this literary award (some twice, D. Bykov – thrice). Currently, work is underway at the Russian State Library to create bio-bibliographic essays about the Big Book’s writers. The proposed article is devoted to one of them.
National Literary Award “Big Book”, Russian State Library, Daniil Granin
Nichiporov I.B. War-sound in Children’s Voices: “Last Witnesses (Solo for Children’s Voice)” of Svetlana Alexievich
The article is devoted to the book by Svetlana Alexievich “Last Witnesses (solo for child’s voice)” (1985) as a phenomenon of documentary fiction. The author considers the character world, composition, and style of the work, and describes the principles of literary coverage of historical material – war and post-war reality – at the intercrossing of child’s and adult’s perception.
Svetlana Alexievich, literature about the war, documentary fiction, the theme of childhood
Shmeleva E.A. Between Classics and Mass Literature (Mikhail Avdeev’s Novel “The Underwater Stone”)
The author discusses the fiction features: urgent problems, illustrative images, rationalism obvious even in smooth and expressive style. Mikhail Avdeev’s novel “The Underwater Stone” (“Podvodny Kamen”) is the significant example of such literature.
Mikhail Avdeev, fiction, character, type of personage, borrowing, reader
Communications and Materials
Berbić Kolar E., Yakushkina E. Dialect Materials from Slavonia
The paper presents the Croatian dialect lexical material collected on the base of the “Croatian dialect Atlas” questionnaire in the village of Siche in Eastern Croatia (Slavonia). The dialect of this village is very archaic in contrast to the literary Croatian that is more evident in the phonetics and morphology than in the vocabulary containing many borrowings as a result of various cultural influences. The materials in the article reflect main groups of the lexical-semantic dialect system and can be used in comparative studies of Slavic vocabulary.
Bogdanova Y.A. Parody and Meta-Theatre: Interpretation of the Characters of Silvio Pellico’s Drama “Francesca da Rimini” in the 19th century Neapolitan Theater
Silvio Pellico’s drama “Francesca da Rimini”, based upon the famous abstract from Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, had a great success on the 19th century Italian scene, and it’s text can be considered as an excellent example of Italian fiction of that time. One of its most interesting interpretations is the parody of Neapolitan actor and playwrighter Antonio Petito. This article analyzes the techniques by which Petito parodies the work of his predecessor, bringing a comic effect to the traditionally dramatic plot; as well as demonstrating a new technique for the drama of that time, “theater in theater” or meta-theatre. Thanks to the analysis of the two declared works, one can trace the change and complication of the theatrical tradition of Italy in the 19th century.
Italian literature, Risorgimento, theatre, drama, parody, meta-theatre, Dante, Pellico, Petito
Pautkin A.A. Youth of Gavrila Derzhavin. A Few Comments on the Poet’s Autobiographical Notes
The article offers a historical and cultural commentary on several facts and events described in The first two sections of Gavrila Derzhavin’s autobiographical “Notes”: the provincial city where the poet spent his infancy, the participation of the high school student Derzhavin in the archaeological excavations of ancient Bulgar in 1761 and the beginning of his service in the guard on the eve of the Palace coup in 1762.
Derzhavin, memoir prose, Yaransk, Friedrich II, Peter III, Holstein guard, Great Bulgar
Voropaev V.A. The Bibliography of N.V. Gogolʼs Works and Literature about Him in Russian. 2018
Koltsova N.Z. The Program of the Academic Discipline “Comprehensive Analysis and Interpretation of Literary Text”
Koltsova N.Z. The Program of the Academic Discipline “The History of Russian Literature of the late 19th – early 20th century”
Mikhailova M.V., Monisova I.V. The Program of the Academic Discipline “Theatrical and Dramatic Concepts and Art Practice of Silver Age”
Monisova I.V. The Program of the Academic Discipline “Literature of the Peoples of Russia”
Alpatov S.V. Problems of Presentation of Folklore Materials on the Internet
One of the sources as well as the significant factor of the Web folklore existence in the authentic folklore corpus formation and interactive verification of its results is the activity of academic and educational organizations, creative research teams and independent researchers on the submission of folklore expeditions and archives data on the Internet.
folklore, Web, digital archives, authenticity
Dovgy O.L. Conference “Bestiary of Hate (RES et VERBA-9)”
The paper is a brief report on scientific conference “Bestiary of Hate” held on January 17–18 at the Russian State Humanitarian University. This is the ninth meeting in conduct of program (“RES et VERBA”). The focus of the participants was the representation of hatred, one of the basic human emotions, in bestiarian categories.
bestiarian conferences in RSUH, RES et VERBA, bestiarian representations of hatred
Mikhailova T.A. The Round Table «Between the Lines... or Grammar of the Unreal-3». December 20, 2019
Sheshken A. In Memory of Macedonian Popularizer of Russian Literature and Culture Tanja Urošević (1936–2020)