Embedding imagology in Translation Studies
... promoted national or cultural self-image, has now also grown in countries outside of Europe. Future perspectives for findings on image spread through translation are offered through collaboration with existing research in sociology and psychology.
Beller, M. and Leerssen, J. eds., 2007. Imagology: The Cultural Construction and Literary Representation of National Characters — a critical survey. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi.
Bielsa, E., 2013. Translation and the international circulation ...
Aldington’s «All people are enemies»: an analysis of the motivic structure of the novel
... presents the analysis of motif-structure of the novel by Richard Aldington «All men are enemies» (in particular, its relationship with the system of characters of the book). Sets of motifs corresponding to specific stages in the development of the image of the main character were identified; a nuclear-peripheral motif model was built where the movement of motifs from the nucleus to the peripheral zone demonstrates the importance of a particular event at the plot level of the novel. The movement of story and fable ...
V. The hagiographic topic in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice
... the plot and the milestones of his biography. We maintain that in terms of the genre this novel resembles both the lives of the righteous and the lives of the venerable. The novel conforms to the canons of hagiographic texts because of the presence of a righteous character, whose image is built in accordance with the traditional paradigm of the positive qualities of a saint. Other reasons for such conformity include the biographical topic, namely, a stable set of events and facts, affecting the life and fate of the character, ...
Male Cinderella: the character, genre, and poetics of Jerzy Kosiński's novel Being There
This article presents a comprehensive analysis of the novel of the 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 ...
Alchemic symbols as a means of psychoanalytical description in N. Kononov's story «Source of Injury»
The story «The Source of Injury» by Nikolay Kononov is as a psychoanalytic report that has a therapeutic effect for the narrator. The characteristics of the three main characters are considered in terms of their alchemical symbolism. This point of view makes it possible to identify the psychological function of each character as a reflection of a certain aspect of their psyche. Ovechin, whose image is dominated by the solar symbolism, appears as a projection of Ego and of momentary consciousness. Olya, who is associated ...
Semantics of P. B. Shelley’s artistic imagery in the Marque of Anarchy poem
Analyzing the system of P. Shelley’s literary images, the authors argue that allegorical characters of P. Shelley’s poem form two opposite groups, those of good and evil, light and darkness, and truth and falsehood. P.Shelley’s negative characters are a reflection of the poet’s views on reality and the sociopolitical situation in the country. ...
Pushkin texts in the description of characters by Dostoevsky and Nabokov
... aesthetic and mundane. Pushkin’s St Petersburg text, whose sign is wet snow, creates the space in which contradiction-ridden Hermann (The Queen of Spades) and Dostoevsky’s paradoxalists develop. The Pushkin code in Dostoevsky’s texts is what the images of characters are built on. It is a text-producing and plot-building technique and an element of literary discourse, of author-reader interactions. These techniques are used by Vladimir Nabokov in Despair and “The Visit to the Museum”.
An “exceptional character” in G. G. Byron’s Mazeppa
The analysis of Byron’s poem includes the examination of its mythopoetic images and the testing situation constituting the framework of the plot structure. The author comes to a conclusion about the ... ... Тресиддер Дж. Словарь символов. М., 1999.
Byron, Mazeppa, romanticism, exceptional character
«Nomen est omen»: the role of names in the novel Parade by Nikolay Kononov
... identify hidden meanings consciously or subconsciously used by the writer. N. Kononov resorts to language game throughout his novel and shows the connection between the name Lev and the semantics of physicality and personality traits. Describing his characters, the writer uses a number of images: the king of all animals, the cowardly lion, etc. The multilanguage anagrammatic code highlights the connection of the name of the protagonist with the two key concepts of the novel — love (LEV = LoVE) and death. Similarly, this code works ...
Anagrams in M.A. Bulgakov’s works
... Брокгауза и И. А. Ефрона : в 86 т. СПб., 1897. Т. 22.
20. Яблоков Е. А. Хор солистов: Проблемы и герои русской литературы первой половины XX века. СПб., 2014.
Bulgakov, image of character, name of character, anagram, prototype
The psychological profile of the robber in A.S. Pushkin’s novella Kirdzhali
... Pushkin’s works, whose characters are based on real people who opposed conventional rules and laws and dedicated their life to fighting for personal and public freedom through following the path of crime. An analysis of the psychologically complex image of the novella’s main character shows that Pushkin paid special attention to the complicated and ambivalent personality of the robber who challenges his fate without pondering the meaning and value of human life.
1. Бочаров С. Г. Поэтика Пушкина : очерки....
Image of Princess Olga in K.Ryleyev’s DUMA: hagiographical reference points
... life whereas Princess Olga is always guided by a moral imperative. This antithesis is the main artistic means, and the cornerstone of the plot. The analysis of the main characters shows that Princess Olga, the ruler of the Russian land, is the epitome of the ideal Russian female character. The authors conclude that there are hagiographical references in depicting her image.
1. Вацуро В. Э. К изучению «Дум» К. Ф. Рылеева // Избранные труды. Статьи разных лет. 1964—1999. М., 2004. С. 83—102.
2. Даль В. И. Толковый словарь живого ...
The topic of cultural identity in N. Lossky’s personalism
The article considers N. O. Lossky’s methodology for interpreting the Russian national character. It is noted that N. O. Lossky identified and analyzed stable sociocultural images and their variants. Fiction, philosophical essays, and epistolary heritage are used as sources for the study.
1. Ильин И. А. Путь к очевидности. Мюнхен, 1957.
2. Лосский Н. О. Характер русского ...
Philosophy of images of nature in the “eastern” poems of G.G. Byron and “southern” poems of A.S. Pushkin
... and metaphorical semantics. Both poets show that, in the absence of spirituality, the true internal freedom sought by the main characters cannot be attained
1. Азадовский К. М. Пейзаж в творчестве К. Д. Фридриха ... ... символов. М., 1999.
8. Шеллинг Ф. В. Й. Философия искусства. М., 1966.
Byron, Pushkin, images of nature, “eastern” poems, “southern” poems, Romanticism, literary comparative studies, philosophy
The image of Svyatopolk in the Tale of Boris and Gleb: predestination or freedom of choice?
... his own free will. Svyatopolk embodies the model of a person of string will, which is opposed to the will of God and leads the character to captivity of the devil.
1. Сказание о Борисе и Глебе // Библиотека литературы Древней Руси ... ... Руси.
5. Федотов Г. П. Святые Древней Руси. М., 1990.
hagiography, anthropology, image, will, freedom of choice
Imagology as a Part of Compartive Literary Studies
... sociological terms]. St. Petersburg (in Russ.).
Guyard, M.-F., 1969. La litterature comparee. Dyserinck, H., 1966. Zum Problem der «images» und «mirages» und ihrer Untersuchung im Rahmen der Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft. Arcadia, 1, pp. 107—120.
Leerssen, J., 2007. Imagology. The сultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey. Amsterdam.
Leerssen, J., 2016. Imagology: On using ethnicity to make sense of the world. Iberical,...
The image of river in A. Ivanov’s novel The gold of revolt: the linguistic aspect
This article considers the image of the river Chusovaya, which is directly connected to the idea of space and road in A. Ivanov’s fictional world. The Chusovaya is not only a place but also a character of the novel.
: Чусовая. СПб., 2007.
Золото бунта, или Вниз по реке теснин. М., 2007.
. Вниз по ...
Foreign culture images and the civilisation/barbarianism opposition in Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall
The author examines Evelyn Waugh's novel Decline and Fall from the imagological point of view. The author identifies and analyses ethnic stereotypes reflected in the images of members of ‘other’ peoples and races. The article stresses that the novel’s system of cultural images of ‘others’ ... ... Studies. 2003. № 1. P. 285—294.
12. Leerssen J. Imagology. The Cultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey. Amsterdam, 2007.
13. Waugh Ev. Decline and Fall. Oxford, 2008.
Waugh, Decline ...
Particular features of Polish Hamlet in the novels “Homeless” by S.Zeromski and “Red Shields” by Y. Iwaszkiewicz
The authors study the evolution of “Polish Hamlet” image in prosaic works of the first half of the XXth century. They emphasize that the structure of this image in “Homeless” by S.Zheromsky and “Red Shields” by Ya. Ivashkevich is identified through the system of Hamlet’s character dominants as agent- ascetic personality and reflecting “ego”. The analysis concludes that Zheromsky within the frames of realistic novel successively implements the Hamlet’s psychological personality model while Ivashkevich a mystical ...
The spiritual and moral collision in H. G. Wells’s short story “The Door in the Wall”
The particularities of the key collision of H. G. Wells’s short story “The door in the wall” is considered ... ... of human life are examined as the central problem of the text. It is shown that the image of Wallace and the related plot are deter-mined by the choice between the eternal... ... Уэллс. М., 2010.
English literature, Herbert Wells, collision, character, plot, spiritual and moral aspect, religion, axiology.
Images of Paradise in the Russian Poetry of the End of the 20th Century
The article deals with the concept of Paradise and its figurative representations inherent in the poetic generation of ... ... Iskrenko, a member of the Moscow "Poetry" club. The author reveals the specific character of the metaphorization of the mythologeme and the realization of its symbolic... ... poetic representations of the Garden of Eden, the earthly and heavenly Paradise in the image of the city and the mountain, the boundaries of Paradise, the light as a marker...
The child that is «not of this world» in Sergey Snegov’s novel Humans as Gods
The novel by the famous Soviet science fiction writer is analysed in the context of evangelical allusions and connotations. Biblical references in the text suggest a link between one of the main characters, the boy Astr, and the image of Christ. Although well in line with the anthropology of enlighten-ment, the idea of the salvation of the universe, which is central to the plot of the novel, and the image of the saviour, the child that is ‘not of this world’, are counterposed to ...
Ekphrasis as a structural element of the world of art and a marker of modern society’s attitude to it in the novel by D. Tartt «Goldfinch»
The paper presents analysis of ekphrasis as part of artistic structure in D. Tartt’s «The Goldfinch», its plot and images of characters. The paper proves that ekphrasis helps the writer to describe the important tendencies of the existence of culture in the contemporary society. Existential motifs connected with the meeting of characters with the art treasures are also analyzed....
“Svetotomy” N. М. Kononov and Plato’s “The feast”: a dialogue of cultures
The article is devoted to comparative analysis of N. M. Kononov’s short story “Svetotomiy” and Plato’s dialogue “The feast”.... ... of the elite, described in the traditions of ethics and philosophy of antiquity. The characters of “The feast” are historical figures, their friendly conversation demonstrates... ... Kononov’s story is a feast of sinful flesh, “a feast during the plague”. The artistic images of the story are simulacra, attractive in appearance, but morally corrupted....
The example of humility: The life of St Nicholas the Bishop compiled by Symeon the Metaphrast
The image of St Nicholas in the translated Byzantine biography is analysed in order to identify the type of humble behaviour. The author examines the plot-based means of describing the character of the saint and comes to a conclusion about an equal combination of meekness and audacity in his humble behaviour, ...
The hagiographic genre of the life of Alexander (Plutarch’s Comparative biographies)
... certain model, a plot-scheme pattern, and includes Alexander’s birth, childhood, upbringing, adolescence, maturity, his victories, lifetime deification and death. The correlation of the two genre forms helps to reveal and explore the biographic image of Plutarch’s main character as well as his human fate, the aim of life and the freedom of choice. These aspects are reflected in the hagiographic genre. I analyse the similarities and differences of the narrative strategies employed since the narrative (non-diegetic narrator) ...
On the function of biblical anthroponyms David and Goliath in poetic texts of A. I. Polezhaeva and V. Ya. Bryusova
The author studies lexical dominants of the vocabulary of precedent biblical anthroponyms David and Goliath in the biblical ... ... the author’s assessment of the depicted. Changes are revealed in the semantics of images resulting from the author’s individual assessment and the reader’s perception... ... demonstrates the dependence of the functioning of the two biblical anthropoetonims on the character of text-reader communication, and on the formation of the common cultural...
The form and meaning of H. Hesse’s novel A child’s soul
... work is considered as one marked by binary oppositions of nature/civilisation, the world of children/adults, the ideal/the reality, the truth/a lie, fear/bravery, judgement/absolution, God/devil. The authors analyse the psychology of the novel’s main character. The central autobiographical image of the novel is interpreted in the context of religious and philosophical ideas about the duality of human nature and is connected to the features of adolescent psychology and age-related alienation and rebelliousness.
1. Августин. Исповедь....
Idea of Home in Alexander Pushkin's “Eugene Onegin”
The article analyses the important cultural universal my means of the oppositions: home — peace; home — freedom, home — happiness in literary and historical context. This approach allows determining the affiliation of characters to the opposite axiological systems, which creates new opportunities for the interpretation of the denouement of the ... ... Онегине» // Московский пушкинист—
. М., 2000.
„Eugene Onegin“, Pushkin, home, image, axiology
Historical realia in teaching Russian as a foreign language
This article deals with the historical realia as markers of the national and historical identity of the country of the target language. Realia make it possible to reconstruct selected aspects of the national character and study the axiology of modern native speakers. The analysis of non-equivalent, background and connotative lexis in ... ... v istorii stanovleniya evropeiskogo obraza Rossii [Russian as a foreign language in the history of the becoming of European image of Russia]. Moscow.
5. Prokhorov, Yu. E., Sternin, I. A., 2006. Russkie: kommunikativnoe povedenie [Russians: communicative ...
The title of Alexander Pushkin’s novel The captain’s daughter as the textual dominant
... fiction since it makes it possible to interpret implied meanings. Unlike the other, more frequent, lexical and grammatical units used as nominations in the text (‘Masha’, ‘Marya Ivanovna Mironova’), ‘captain’s daughter’ explicates the image of both the main character and her father – captain Mironov. An ‘invisible hero’ in history, he is a man of high moral qualities: kindness and candour. Therefore, ‘captain’s daughter’ fulfils the role of the textual dominant and presents the essence of the ...
Images of English giants: at the intersection of mythological traditions
The present paper describes the influence of Scandinavian, Celtic and Classical mythological traditions on the characters of giants in English folk tale discourse. The elements of archaic beliefs are represented in the inner form of nominations and attributes of folk tale giants. Borrowed motifs are subjected to varying degrees of transformation in folk tale discourse ...
Functioning of the means to present argumentation in a judicial discourse: The case of Polish literary texts
... emphasises the particularities of the functioning of judicial reasoning. In addition, the argumentative function, which is integrated into the discourse, is combined with the aesthetic function and thus it can serve as a means to create the literary image of a character.
1. Брюшинкин В. Н. Когнитивный подход к аргументации // Модели рассуждений—3: когнитивный подход : сб. науч. ст. Калининград, 2010. С. 9—27....
Moral inscrutability and self-constitution in Kant (translated from the English by V. Belonogova and D. Khizanishvili, edited by V. Chaly)
This article analyses the system of inferences used by Kant in Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason to demonstrate ... ... completed within Kant’s practical philosophy. Together, they create a voluntaristic image of Kant, which undermines the philosopher’s earlier comparison of freedom with... ... Metaphysics, 58(3), pp. 571—84.6. Felicitas Munzel, G., 1999. Kant’s Conception of Moral Character: The “Critical” Link of Morality, Anthropology, and Reflective Judgment...
Geosituational Modelling of Coastal Marine Systems
... on identifying the most promising coastal marine areas. Some of the models presented in the present paper are qualitative, while others are empirical and statistical ones. However, the majority of the models can be referred to as forms of graphic and image mapping. The significance of the regional models lies in their specificity, a more detailed character (compared to the generalist ones) and the possibility of using them to back up managerial decisions in critical and emergency situations in order to minimize the negative effects of natural (storms, floods, earthquakes, etc.) and anthropogenic ...