The hagiographic genre of the life of Alexander (Plutarch’s Comparative biographies)
The article describes the main features of the hagiographic genre in the Life of Alexander from Plutarch’s Comparative Biographies. I use the comparative, reverse and structural-semantic methods to analyse the biography of Alexander the Great, the images of the protagonist and the narrator, the unreality and ...
Text reinterpretation and the motif of transformation in a short form of Internet poetry
In this article, I analyse the vehicles of humour in two short forms of Internet poetry that developed in the 2000s: the pirozhok (literary, a ‘stuffed bun’) and the poroshok (‘powder’). Poems of these genres are quatrains written in iambic tetrameter. Pirozhoks have no rhyme scheme, whereas, in poroshoks, the fourth line truncated to two syllables rhymes with the second line. The poroshok as a genre is a descendant of the pirozhok. Just as in jokes ...
The functional determination of speech aspects of a document
... communicative-genre approach, often employed in recent research works. This approach produces an integrated picture that takes into account parameters affected by both linguistic and extralinguistic factors. The article describes speech representations of the key genre elements. These are the communicative goal, the image of the author and the addressee, the image of the past and the future, the content of the dictum, the language of a genre, and relevant means of speech representation. The authors conclude that ...
A synthesis of genres in Andrey Bolotov’s memoirs
Although the genre status of the memoirs of the Russian writer Andrei T. Bolotov has been repeatedly raised in the literature, it has never merited a separate study. This article analyses the structure of Bolotov’s memoirs in terms of their genre peculiarity. Text ...
The parameterisation of document texts as a means of genre identification
The creation of a corpus of historical documents requires developing criteria for the scientific evaluation of the former based on a number of genre parameters that make it possible to structure a text array and present it in an electronic search environment. An important feature is the genre and type of a documentary text, which are established using a set of elements essential to documents....
Poetics of the genre of espionage dilogy by S. Pesetsky
Researching the poetics of S. Pesetsky's novels "The Fifth Stage" and "Equal to The Gods of Night" the author disputes the traditional idea of them as belonging to the genre of adventure. The narrative structure of the works, their composition, motive system, the role of dreams, letters, included episodes are explored.
1. Гиппиус З. Дневники. Воспоминания. Мемуары. Минск, 2004....
Sergiusz Piasecki’s The Tower of Babel: the poetics of the genre
This article considers the genre poetics of the novels by the Polish writer of Belarusian descent, Sergiusz Piasecki. The authors identify the features of artistic incarnation of the actual autobiographical material, the genre forming role of Belarusian and Russian substrata, the ...
The alphabet of happenstance. On M. L. Gasparov’s Notes and excerpts. Pt. 1.
This article examines the new genre created by L. M. Gasparov — the ‘interdiscursive novel’. The author analyses characteristics of the genre, in particular, its termhood, research features, flexible interaction with methodology, and journalistic style. These characteristics ...
H. Hesse. Kurgast: the genre nature and narrative strategy
This article analyzes the genre paradigm of Hesse's Kurgast in the framework of the writer’s avant-garde technique of narration, including the autobiographical narrator, who is differentiated in the text into the observing agent (narrating I) and the observed object (narrated ...
‘Term memory’ and its varieties in the history of the genre nomination of English novel
... free-form and the semantics of its terminological definitions. This was enshrined in the dual terminological definition of novel in English literary studies as romance (stressing its genesis from chivalry romance) and novel (nominating the subsequent genre transformations).
1. Бахтин М. М. Роман как литературный жанр // Бахтин М. М. Собр. соч. : в 7 т. М., 2012. Т. 3. С. 608—643.
2. Бройтман С.Н. Историческая поэтика....
The memento mori genre in medieval German literature
This article addresses the memento mori genre in the German literature if the 11th-12th centuries. The works in this genre present a literary expression of the category of reminder of mortality. It is close to the sermon calling for repentance. The typical texts by Heinrich von Melk include ...
The modifications of the fairy tale genre in the modern Czech literature: The case of A. Mikulka O jelenovi s kulometem and J. Černický’s O Sasance
Fairy tales by two Czech authors — J. Černický and A. Mikulka — are used to consider the problem of modification of the author’s fairy tale genre in the modern Czech literature. On the one hand, writers take into account the traditions of the 20th century Czech author’s fairy tale, which was developed by many other Czech authors. In Mikulka’s works, elements of folklore fairy tale are ...
Male Cinderella: the character, genre, and poetics of Jerzy Kosiński's novel Being There
... Polish émigré author Erzy Kosiński written in the English language. The image of the main character is considered in the typological comparison with the prece-dent images of world literature; the plot and composition structure is de-scribed; the genre is identified. Using the analysis of the novel’s key episodes, the article stresses the meaning-creating function of the reflection technique. The receptive field of the novel is identified.
1. Косинский Е. Садовник / пер....
The Christian context of H. Ch. Andersen’s fairy tales: The confines of the genre
The Christian context of H. C. Andersen’s fairy tales is considered from the perspective of the genre confines in view of the evolution of the author’s oeuvre. It is argued that the romanticism of Andersen’s fairy tales is rooted in his Christian worldview. The article traces the Christian axiology of Andersen’s fairy tales and emphasises ...
J. Andrzejewski's diary From One Day to Another: The poetics of an "unfinished work"
This article emphasises the significance of the diary genre in Jerzy Andrzejewski's prosaic experiments of the 1970s. The author considers the poetics of Andrzejewski's "literary diary" From One Day to Another and unfinished novel of diary "genesis" Hundred Years Ago and Now.
Russian Television of Post-Soviet Era: Patterns of Transformation
This paper analyses the transformation of broadcasting structure of the national television in the new social and political situation. On the basis of
this analysis, the new genre form — infotainment — is put up for discussion.
. Телевизионная журналистика: история, теория, практика. М., 2004.
. Перспективы нашего ...
On the poetics of literature genres
On the poetics of literary genres
Poetics of literary genres
Hagiographic genre in the works of Konrad von Wurzburg
... XIII century. The poems describe the lives of Saint Alexis, a Man of God, Saint Pantaleon and Pope Sylvester. These saints are worshipped both by the Catholic and the Orthodox churches. Special attention is paid to Konrad von Wurzburg’s concept of ‘genre’, its essential features and the reader’s perception of hagiographic texts. I hold that German medieval writers tended to create spiritual literature in a poetic form. I define the terms, which according to German tradition, characterize ...
Discursive and media borders of criticism in arts (based on written materials in German)
In the information society, criticism assumes a special role in the system of genre and stylistic differentiation of media texts. The media culture of new generation is faced with the problem of studying the discursive characteristics of criticism of modern media genres. The analysed examples of criticism from German press focusing ...
The prosodic means to convey modal-evaluative meanings in portrait interviews
Using texts of the journalistic genre of portrait interview, this article considers the ways to express the evaluative modal meanings of veracity/falsity and willingness/possibility/obligation by the medium of intonation. The study identifies the role of prosodic variation in achieving ...
The Instruciton of Vladimir Monomakh as a confession and self-report: On the problem of interpretation
The genre of the Instruction of Vladimir Monomakh is considered as a "deed" and "confession and selfreport" (M. Bakhtin) and is related to the fact that the way a text is created is determined by non-literary considerations; the internal ...
Translation and Discourse Analysis
... Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp. 223—245.
Schäffner, C., 2013. Discourse Analysis. In: Y. Gambier and L. van Doorslaer, eds. Handbook of Translation Studies, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Vol. 4. pp. 47—22.
Swales, J., 1990. Genre Analysis. English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Titscher, S., Meyer, M., Wodak, R. and Vetter, E., 2000. Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis. London: Sage.
Trosborg, A., 1997 Text typology: Register,...
Language specificity of Franz Kafka’s non-fiction texts
... diaristic and epistolary texts, which manifest his linguistic personality. The epistolary texts are analysed in reference to the addressee and their relationship with the author. Special attention is paid to the functional specificity of the parable as a genre and the absurd character of the author’s narration.
1. Бабенко Н. С. О лингвистическом смысле разграничения текстов на жанры // Лексика и стиль. Тверь, 1993. С. 9—16....
The transformation of the development novel (Entwicklungsroman) genre in the oeuvre of G. Meyrink
... subject in the course of development, whereas the author’s variant of the Entwicklungsroman is interpreted as an initiation novel.
1. Cersowsky P. Phantastische Literatur im ersten Viertel des 20. Jahrhunderts. Untersuchungen zum Strukturwandel des Genres, seinen geistesgeschichtlichen Voraussetzungen und zur Tradition der 'schwarzen Romantik' insbesondere bei Gustav Meyrink, Alfred Kubin und Franz Kafka, Fink. München, 1989.
2. Die Wiener Moderne: Literatur, Kunst und Musik zwischen 1890 und ...
Eschatological intertexts in E.Wichert’s report from “Dead forest”
The authors analyse the complex genre specificity of the art report “Der Totenwald”, written by Ernst Wiechert after his imprisonment in Buchenwald concentration camp. Three basic intertextual links of this text with Dante’s “The Divine Comedy”, Dostoevsky’s “The House ...
Novel-reconstruction: the creation of the genre (On "The Creation of Karamzin" by Yu. Lotman)
Y. Lotman’s defined his own book " The Creation of Karamzin” as a " novel-reconstruction”. This is an attempt to create a new genre — the ideal historical description, organized as a polylogue between the historian, novelist and semiotician. For this, Lotman relied on Karamzin’s experience. The structural and semiotic characteristics of the novel-reconstruction allow revealing ...
Hybrid texts as a form of interaction between avant-garde artistic and political discourses
... features. The main methods used in this study are the linguistic pragmatic method, the linguistic poetic method, and discourse analysis. The article proposes a definition of hybridization and hybrid texts while distinguishing between the linguistic, genre, multimodal, and multimedia types of hybridization. Special cases of language hybrids are onomatopoeic hybrids, which are based on the sounds of hostilities; hybrid words formed with a hyphen or a connecting vowel; bifocal semantic hybrids; and ...
Cognitive space of the Russian romance
The article contains a short history of the term “romance” and the genre of Russian romance, describes the problems of studying the romance. Russian romance is presented as a social-cognitive construct with a particular set of historically and culturally conditioned cognitive indicators. A comparative analysis of the ...
The 2nd Research Workshop «Hagiography in Russian Cultural Space»
... 2017, at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. The author defines the scope of Russian hagiography studies, identifies key problems discussed, and outlines prospects for further research.
Russian philology, hagiography, history, culture, genre, Medieval studies, hermeneutics
Dorofeeva L. G.
Дорофеева Л. Г. DOI 10.5922/2225-5346-2018-1-9
The image of the Ocean in the composition of M. V. Lomonosov's ode Morning Meditation on the Greatness of God
символов, знаков, эмблем. М.; СПб., 2008.
Pavlyak O. N.
Lomonosov, ode, genre, poetics, image
Faces and Icons (on Vladimir Soloukhin's “The Black Boards”)
... Солоухин В.
А. // Русские писатели ХХ века. Биографический словарь / гл. ред. и сост. П.
А. Николаев. М., 2000.
Soloukhin, icon, tradition, Orthodoxy, genre
The functioning of performatives in the texts of documents: The case of appeal letters
... documents. Performatives are defined as significant structure and content components of text solving the pragmatic task of establishing the contact between the addresser and addressee. The author identifies the communicative and pragmatic features of this genre of documents in view of its subgenre types.
1. Апресян Ю. Д. Перформативы в грамматике и в словаре // Известия АН СССР. 1986. № 3. С. 211—216.
2. Арутюнова Н. Д. Перформатив ...
The motif of childhood in Bruno Schulz’s novel Cinnamon Shops
... przedstawiania w twórczości Brunona Schulza. Warszawa, 1995.
9. Менады // Энциклопедия мифологии : [сайт]. URL:
(дата обращения: 12.12.2014).
Bruno Schulz, literary text, genre, literary memoirs, concept of ‘childhood’, myth, ‘brilliant era’, male and female elements
The hermeneutics of literary modelling and intertext in L. Leonov’s novel The Pyramid
... modelling a literary meaning, which employs intertextual connections and associations both in the text and in the recipient’s perception, as well as to reveal the interconnection between the intertextual layer and the role of reader-co-creator within the genre of philosophical novel.
1. Ахматова А. Соч. : в 2 т. М., 1990. Т. 1.
2. Леонов Л. Пирамида : роман-наваждение в трех частях. М., 1994.
3. Любомудров А. М. Суд над творцом....
The nature of the mystical in the works of Novalis and MacDonald
This article examines Novalis’s influence on the British fairy tale writer George Macdonald. The author explores the reasons for the authors to devote themselves to the genre of literary fairy tale and compares the means of expressing the mystical in their works.
Мистерия духа: художественная проза немецких романтиков. Калининград,...
The typological features of the anthroponymicon across different genres of Old Russian literary texts
This article examines Old Russian literary texts of the ancient period from the perspective of the origin and development of the Slavic given names stemming from both Old Russian roots and loanwords. The author analyses two- and three-part male and female given names and examines their phonetic adaptation in Old Russian. Citations are selected from the Russian National Corpus.
1. Likhachev, D. S., 1997. The greatness of ancient literature. In: D. S. Likhachev, ed. Biblioteka literatury Drevnei...
Intermedial text modelling: D. Lodge. Nice Work
... literary images created using special literary techniques. The novel’s picture poetics emphasises picturesqueness as a generalising feature. The poetic role of the intermedial techniques – portrait and self-portrait, semiotics-enriched landscape, and genre episode – is identified in the visual ima-gery of the novel.
1. Барт. Р. От произведения к тексту // Барт Р. Избранные работы: Семиотика. Поэтика. М., 1994.
2. Бахтин М. М....
Television news as a form of knowledge about politics
14. Park R. News as a Form of Knowledge // American Journal of Sociology.1940. № 45. Р. 669—686.
15. Tuchman G. Making News: A Study in the Construction of Reality. N. Y., 1978.
mass media, political information, news genre, political actors.
The verbs МОЧЬ and MÓC as core constituents of modal microfields of possibility in the Russian and Polish languages
Based on the modern Russian and Polish texts of different genres and styles, the authors consider the functioning of the Russian verb мочь and the Polish móc as main explicators of the modal meaning of possibility within their respective microfields. The article identifies the universal characteristics ...
The gallant style in the development of new Russian literature (I. Bogdanovich — N. Karamzin — I. Dmitriev)
... русской литературы XVIII века : учебник. М., 2003.
8. La bégueule, conte moral, par M. de Voltaire. Geneve, 1772.
gallant style, Précieuses, light poetry, rococo, Karamzin, Bogdanovich, I. Dmitriev, La Fontaine, Voltaire, literary genre, poem, novel, literary fairy tale
The Paradise theme in G. Kh. Andersen’s tales
... Христиана Андерсена «Снежная королева» в образовательном пространстве // Молодой ученый. 2015. № 22.1. С. 39—41.
Dorofeeva L. G.
Andersen, Christianity, Romantic period, genre, theme, plot, hero, axiology, space, time
The ‘secret portrait’ in Eastern Slavic religious paintings on the threshold of modernity: The southwestern accent
... examines the first attempts at introducing realistic portraits into Eastern European religious paintings. The author identifies stages in the development of this trend and describes aspects of cultural synthesis embodied in a portrait as the first secular genre of painting. A distinctive feature of this process is depicting an actual person in a religious context.
1. Александрович В. С. Портретная живопись во Львове в последней четверти XVI ...
Opposition of modalities in petition formulas as a reflection of the business correspondence culture in the Russian languagee of late XVII — early XVIII cc.
Using the texts of petitions as a genre of business correspondence in the initial period of the formation of the Russian language, the authors explore the specifics of the formulas that make up phraseological units. Employing a functional-semantic analysis of the modalities of possibility/impossibility ...
The game of Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Measuring the World
... scientists’ multidirectional game strategies is ex-plained by a change in their roles: they turn from subjects of the game into its objects ruled by the Nature, Time, and Chance. The central metaphor of gam-bling defines the composition of the novel and its genre, which can be defined as a postmodernist novel about the incomprehensibility of the nature of gen-ius.
1. Барт Р. От произведения к тексту // Барт Р. Избранные работы: Семиотика. Поэтика....
Anna Dostoyevskaya: letters to her husband
... Эпистолярный жанр в наследии Ф. М. Достоевского : дис. ... канд. филол. наук. Челябинск, 2004.
Russian literature, F.M. Dostoyevsky, A.G. Dostoyevskaya, correspondence, epistolary genre, style, dialogue
Concentration camp prose as primary source
This article considers the possibility of the use of Polish concentration camp prose as a primary source. Its features are analysed on the basis of its genre and subject characteristics. The works of a prominent representative of this literary trend help demonstrate the potential of concentration camp short stories as primary sources.
1. Боровский Т. Прощание с Марией. URL: ...
Ekphrasis in contemporary English novels
... Экфрасис как художественно-мировоззренческая модель // Вопросы философии. 2011. № 11. С. 47—57.
16. Byatt A. S. Little Black Book of Stories. L., 2004.
poetics, ekphrasis, genre, modern English short story
Positive Philosopher with Restless Imagination (Rev.: V. V. Vasilyev, David Hume and the Riddles of His Philosophy. Moscow: LENAND, 2020, 704 pp.)
Locke, J., 2013. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Edited by P. H. Nidditch. Oxford: Oxford University Press; Oxford Scholarly Editions Online. doi:10.1093/actrade/9780198243861.book.1.
Rorty, R., 1984. The Historiography of Philosophy: Four Genres. In: R. Rorty, J. B. Schneewind and Q. Skinner, eds. 1984. Philosophy in History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 49-75.
Stewart, M. A., 2005. Hume’s Intellectual Development, 1711–1752. In: M. Frasca-Spada and P. J. E. Kail, eds....