Criminal songs: The hero and the plot
The criminal song is considered as a phenomenon of urban folklore functionally linked to the criminal community as an archaic subculture. The author characterises the plot structure of the criminal song: the system-building characters, their plot function, and typical motives. The article poses the question as to the thematic typology of the criminal song. It is emphasised that the bearer of the criminal song characteristics,...
The motif of repentance and the features of the plot in Vladimir Monomakh’s “autobiography”
The analysis of Vladimir Monomakh’s “autobiogrpahy” in the context of the confession-reflexion form brings the author to the conclusion that repentance is the central motif dominating the logic of the plot in the second part of the Instruction.
Владимира Мономаха // Памятники литературы Древней Руси: Начало русской литературы: XI— начало XII века....
Regularity and serendipity: a systemic asymmetry of singer songwriting
The author analyses the works of singer songwriters, i. e. lyrics of bard songs and rock poetry, from the point of view of their plot and their place in the typology of texts. The author identifies a discrepancy between the principles of building the plot of songs and the methods of creating the poetic model of the world in the central and peripheral areas of this type of songs....
The house in the plot structure of A. I. Podolinsky’s poem “Borsky”
The plot structure of the poem by a Russian author of the Pushkin era A. Podolinsi is characterised in comparison with the context of Russian Romanti-cism and the conceptual constants of Russian cultural consciousness. The au-thor identifies the function ...
Thematic parallels in the hagiographies of Adalbert of Prague and old Russian narratives
... extremely popular in Central Europe X—XII centuries, and hagiographies and old Russian chronicles related geographically to the events that took place in the basin of the Upper Oka. The author identified several direct and indirect parallels of the plot. Among them, there is a description of the activities of the Adalbert-Gaudentius brothers and the legendary Radim and Vyatko brothers. The story describing the tragic death of hieromonk Kuksha is similar to the ones describing the killing of Adalbert ...
Biblical motifs in B. Pasternak’s cycle Isn’t it Time for Birds to Sing as a structure forming principle
This article described the structure forming function of biblical motifs in the plot relating to the spiritual struggle between the good and the evil for the soul of the persona. The author identifies the role of intertextual connection in the formation of the image of poetic I.
1. Гиржева Г. Н. Поэтика лирики ...
The myth as a source of cultural legitimation: the rock and rap versions of Orpheus and Eurydice. Article 1
Using the rock opera Orpheus and Eurydice (1975) and Hip-hopera: Orpheus & Eurydice (2018), we analyse interpretations of the ancient myth in today’s popular culture. We demonstrate how the plot and motif transformations of the pre-text bridge the gap between history and modernity. In both the rock opera and the hip-hopera, the ancient theme of descent into the kingdom of the dead in the name of love merges with its semiotic double: the ...
The spiritual and moral collision in H. G. Wells’s short story “The Door in the Wall”
... axiological aspect. The issues of true and false values, the visible and invisible worlds and the border between them, and the meaning 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 and earthly values, this and the other worlds. The image of the narrator embodies the opposition between the catego-ries of faith and doubt shaping the inner collision of the short story.
1. Кагарлицкий ...
Image of Princess Olga in K.Ryleyev’s DUMA: hagiographical reference points
... K.Ryleyev pays special attention to an antithesis, showing that Prince Igor concedes to passions throughout his 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 ...
Christmas motif in R. L. Stevenson's story "Markheim"
The analysis of R. L. Stevenson's story "Markheim" shows an essential role of Christmas motifs in the semantic space of the work. There are various forms of expressing this motif in the key moments of the plot. The value space of the main character is connected to the Christian values inherent in Christ-mas motifs, and the story line develops along the rules of a Christmas story.
1. Амелина Е. Е. Феномен двойничества в ...
Pictorial art and George Perec’s oeuvre
Georges Perec is a French author, literary experimenter, and member of the Oulipo group, whose works are strongly influenced by pictorial art. This paper explores various ways in which pictorial art affects the plots, style, lan¬guage, structure, and composition of Perec’s poetics. It is argued that the three most important functions of visual art in Perec’s prose are plot-forming, structural, and conceptual-stylistic ones.
1. Балаш А. Н. Изображение ...
Problems pertaining to civil transactions with common-use land plots
This article analyses such problems of the legal regulation of civil transactions with common use land plots as the legality of land lease, methods of maintaining the legal status of the land, and informing land owners, land users and other economic entities about the establishment of the legal status.
кодекс Российской ...
The ordinary person in the fictional world of Alexander Galich
Alexander Galich, a prominent singer-songwriter, built a gallery of socio-psychological types, central to which was the image of the ordinary Soviet person. This article focuses on the motif of death/immortality as a plot component describing the fate of a small person in Galich’s poetry. The place of the ordinary person in Galich’s creative ‘characterology’ is identified. The groundwork for a classification of the ordinary person types is laid and key ...
The abundance and territorial distribution of the Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) and Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) in Kaliningrad
This article studies the Coot and Moorhen breeding in urban conditions. Seven years’ (1999—2003, 2006 -2007) field studies resulted in the compilation of an atlas of the Kaliningrad region’s nesting birds. The city territory was divided into 206 plots of an area of 1 km2. The urbanisation rate was estimated on a scale of 1 to 5. Kaliningrad is home to 208 breeding pairs of coots and 56 of moorhens. The Coot is more widespread (present in 25.2 % of the plots) than the Moorhen (13.6 %). The population ...
Frame approach to analysing the semantisation of the biblical quasi-anthroponym prodigal son in the language of Russian poetry
... basic frame scenario is executed with high precision, i.e. using a complete set of ideationally significant slots, the biblical quasi-anthroponym prodigal son determines how deeper meanings associated with the poetic interpretation of that eternal plot develop in the text. The inheritance of meanings is carried out both explicitly and implicitly, whereas the poetic interpretation of the biblical plot retains an essential connection with the basic protoframe. In most contexts, the meanings of ...
V. The hagiographic topic in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice
... hagiographic topics in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice, which are expressed through different components of the novel’s literary structure — ranging from the individual traits of the main character, Ilya Sharonov, to twists of 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 ...
Private subsidiary farming: From the history of everyday life of Kaliningrad kolkhozes (1946—1953)
This article analyses the significance of private subsidiary farming for peasant settlers during late Stalinism. Special attention is paid to the characteristics of private land plots and the livestock number at peasant farms. It is concluded that subsidiary farming played a key role in the survival strategy of kolkhoz members in a post-war Soviet village.
1. Аксененок Г. А., Григорьев В. К., Пятницкий ...
Analytic philosophy, its history, and Kant
... in the United States // The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy / ed. N. Bunnin, E. P. Tsui-Lames. Oxford, 1996. P. 1—24.
23. Soames S. Philosophical analysis in the twentieth century. Princeton, 2003. Vol. 1, 2.
24. Story of analytic philosophy: plot and heroes / ed. by A. Biletzki, A. Matar. L., 1998.
25. Stroll A. Twentieth-century analytic philosophy. N.Y., 2000.
26. Talisse R. B., Scott F. A. Pragmatism: a guide for the perplexed. L., 2008.
analytic philosophy, history of philosophy, ...
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 dominants of Byron’s axiological system.
1. Байрон Дж. Г. Собр. соч. : в 4 т. М., 1981. Т. 3.
2. Берковский Н. Я. Лекции и статьи по зарубежной ...
Thanatological endings in the short stories of F. Sologub
... in a literary work. Thanatological motifs are among the most widespread finales in the world literature. The article deals with the characteristic features of such endings, their typology determined by the nature of death, the narrative structure of plot situations, and the modality of motifs. The research is based on short stories by F. Sologub, who often addressed this theme.
. Поэтика мотива. М., 2004.
. Собр. соч....
The title and text in M. Lomonosov’s spiritual “Meditation”
The title and text of Lomonosov’s spiritual Meditation is considered within the system of an integrated context of meanings. The role of the title is identified through its connection with the structural and semantic framework of the poetic plot.
1. Даль В. И. Толковый словарь живого великорусского языка : в 4 т. М., 2001.
2. Кржижановский С. Д. Поэтика заглавий. М., 1931.
3. Ломоносов М. В. Полн....
The theme of Old Believers in the works of Alexander Kuprin: discussion and study prospects
This article clarifies the significance of the phenomenon of Old Belief in the artistic heritage of A. Kuprin. The sources of Old Believer images in the writer's work, as well as their influence on the plot of his works, are investigated. A hypothesis is put forward about the significant influence of L. Tolstoy and A. Chekhov on the formation of the author's idea of old-timers. The thesis of the crucial importance of stereotypes ingrained in the people ...
Poetics of the genre of espionage dilogy by S. Pesetsky
... Demel R. Sergiusz Piasecki (1901—1964). Życie i twórczość. Łomianki, 2012.
4. Piasecki S. Bogom nocy równi. Gdańsk, 1989.
5. Piasecki S. Piąty etap. Łomianki, 2014.
genre, poetics, adventure paradigm, diary, oneiric texts, plot parallelism, ideological novel, psychological portrait
Mirrors and reflections in O. Grushin’s hovel The Dream Life of Sukhanov
This article analyse the motif-image of the mirror and its functions in the novel of the American writer O. Grushin. The author identifies the plot structuring role of the reflection as a method of creating the psychological portrait of the character and the reflection phenomena as a means of the personality’s self-identification and a marker of its disintegration.
1. Бахтин М. М....
The motif of forgiveness in the Russian romantic poetry of the first third of the 19th century
This article considers works of two famous Russian poets of the first third of the 19th century. Both works depict the violation of the sixth commandment - ‘thou shalt not kill’. An axiological analysis of the plot and composition structure of both poems shows that the central problem is forgiving enemies – completely amoral persons that violate moral laws and do evil.
1. Гладков Б. И. Толкование Евангелия. СПб., 1913.
A revision of the syllabus (The model of “eternal return” in A. Platonov’s short stories)
This article compares two short stories by A. P. Platonov separated by a ten-year inter¬val but following the same plot scheme. Both works address the idea of “enteral return,” therefore they can be considered in the context of the problem of “Platonov and Nietzsche.”
1. Дмитровская М. «Огненная Мария» // «Страна философов» ...
The example of humility: The life of St Nicholas the Bishop compiled by Symeon the Metaphrast
... книжности XI—XV вв. // Труды отдела древнерусской литературы. СПб., 2008. Т. 59. С. 115—132.
Old Russian book studies, Old Russian literature, translated hagiography, humble person, typology, plot, biography, saint, feat of a saint, St Nicholas, Symeon Metaphrast
The problem of correlation of space and texts in A. Eppel’s short story On a dark warm night
... interaction between space and text in A. Eppel’s short stories. The correlation between the fictional and text spaces at the level of lexis is analysed on the basis of the short story On a dark warm night. The author proves the isomorphism of the plot and the reading process.
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The mythopoetics of Yu. Buida’s short story All the Floating by
... between wedding and funeral themes is considered in the framework of mythopoetical ideas of the identity of life and death. The authors analyse the explicit and implicit language markers of the given meanings and emphasise the multi-tier character of plot and language organization of the short story.
1. Аверинцев С. С. София-Логос : словарь. Киев, 2000.
2. Брокгауз Ф. А., Ефрон И. А. Энциклопедический словарь : в 86 т. Ярославль,...
Literary dreams from the cognitive perspective
... Игореве» : в 5 т. СПб., 1995. Т. 5. С. 30—39.
11. Лермонтов М. Ю. Полное собрание стихотворений : в 2 т. Л., 1989. Т. 2.
cognitive linguistics, literary studies, literary dreams, text, plot, composition.
The features of proper name semantic structure in N. Kononov short story Mikesha
This article analyses the mythological and folklore concepts affecting the semantics of proper names in the short story, as well as the connection between the anthroponym and the thematic and plot levels of the work. The author identifies the meaning, functional, and axiological elements of the proper name.
Българско-руски речник. Варна, 2000.
The idea of destiny and its intertextual projections in ‘fairstory’ in “The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye” by A. Byatt
... processes taking place on the border of the real merging with the imaginary, Otherworldly. The author shows the role and organization of these poetical paradigms in the text, the center of which is the idea of Destiny. It is reflected not only in the plot twists and turns, but also in the formation of characters, the creation of the book composition, as well as in numerous intertexts.
1. Байетт А. С. Джинн в бутылке из стекла «соловьиный глаз» / пер....
The axiological discourse in A. Veltman’s poem The Woods of Murom
... became central to Russian Romanticism. An analysis of the poem in the axiological aspect shows that A. Veltman – as well as other Russian poets – is interested in the moral and psychological reasons behind this phenomenon rather than social ones. The plot structure and the author’s position suggest that robbery is depicted in the poem as a cardinal sin that cannot be justified; it forces a person to abandon the moral law and leads to spiritual death.
1. Вельтман А. А. Муромские ...
The Instruciton of Vladimir Monomakh as a confession and self-report: On the problem of interpretation
... 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 plot unfolds as a confession. The creation of the Instruction is interpreted as a deed, which determines the way to salvation for a lay prince.
Владимира Мономаха // Памятники литературы Древней ...
The problem of self-identification in H. Hesse’s short novel “Klein Wagner” and M. Frisch’s novel “Stiller”
This article compares the poetics of two works by Hesse and Frisch brought together by a similar topic and complex of motives up to identical plot elements. It is shown that the problem of self-identification is solved differently by two writers: Hesse’s solution lies in Klein’s rejection of the role and mask of Wagner, which was imposed on him by the society, through a voluntary death,...
The motif of temptation in G. G. Byron’s mystery play Cain
This article considers one of the most complex works of Byron. The author focuses on the key motif in the plot of the philosophical drama. The analysis shows that Byron’s interpretation of the Biblical events makes it possible to conclude that, striving for absolute freedom, the human being is incapable of protecting themselves from the spiritual captivity ...
Axiological content of the ‘altering modus’ of the inserted texts in the novel Morfo Eugenia by A. S. Bayette
... of the unambiguous assessment of moral and ethical evaluation and emphatic characterological art image. The tale “Things Are Not What They Seem” brings together an ensemble of inserted structures, changing the prism of the axiological system, the plot and the meaning of the novel. It creates a wide variability of axiological senses, and the changable axiological poetics of the novel.
1. Байет А. С. Ангелы и насекомые. М., 2000.
2. Бейтс Г. У. Натуралист ...
Aldington’s «All people are enemies»: an analysis of the motivic structure of the novel
... 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 motifs reflects the evolution of the main character’s relations towards reality and its conscious refusal to become a part of a post-war society.
1. Головань О. В. Семантико-ассоциативная ...
Rural areas of russia’s north-west borderland: problems and development paths
... functions were identified. The analysis of the recreational resources of border districts helped to determine the directions in which the transformation of rural areas into consumer spaces was moving. The major development trajectories of rural areas were plotted using the non-endogenous approach and differentiated by the district types. The rural areas of the North-West borderlands were confirmed to have a unique and diverse resource potential that is sufficient to ensure their sustainable development ...
The Paradise theme in G. Kh. Andersen’s tales
... 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 child that is «not of this world» in Sergey Snegov’s novel Humans as Gods
... 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 Christian philosophy.
1. Ринекер Ф., Майер Г. Библейская энциклопедия Брокгауза. URL: https:// ...
Some features of Corncrake's ecology in the conditions of modern agriculture
This paper considers the dynamics of acoustical activity and the impact of hay harvesting and cattle grazing on the nesting of Corncrake Crex crex on three plots in the Ryazan, Vladimir, and Novgorod regions. Peak acoustic activity is achieved in June. The survival of nests and broods of up to 5-day old nestlings depends on the time span of hay harvesting (from 3 up to 68 %).
In total, from 48 to 88 % of ...
Male Cinderella: the character, genre, and poetics of Jerzy Kosiński's novel Being There
... 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 meaning-creating function of the reflection technique. The receptive field of the novel is identified.
The Christian context of H. Ch. Andersen’s fairy tales: The confines of the genre
... work 1805—75. Phaidon, 1975.
15. Brandes G. Andersen som Eventyrdigter // Samlede Skrifter. Danmark. Andet Bind. Nordisk Forlag. Kjøbenhavn-Kristiania, 1919.
Dorofeeva L. G.
C. H. Andersen, Romanticism, genre, context, Christianity, character, plot, poetics
From ekphrasis to autobiography (Nikolay Kononov’s story “Svetotomia”)
... mythopoetic semantics of cycle and mutual transition. Ekphrastic descriptions are both explicit and implicit in Kononov’s short story. The authors conclude that in “Svetotomia”, the text produces ekphrasis and at the same time, ekphrasis shapes the plot, and painting and photography create autobiography.
1. Барт Р. Camera lucida. Комментарий к фотографии / пер. с фр., послесл. и коммент. М., 2011.
2. Дашкова Т. Визуальная репрезентация ...
The philosophy of the text as texts of philosophy
... In this interpretation, being in itself appears as a text. Philosophizing as such is realized in various forms of textualization, which are the focus of this article. Verbal textualization (single words, paremia, aphoristics, parables, detailed plots, hermeneutic interpretations, conceptual systems) does not exclude visual, activity-driven textualizations and their mutual translations. Philosophy is capable of taking on diverse, dissimilar forms. It is as diversified as the paths of human ...
Between faith and disbelief: the theme of life and death in Yu. N. Ivanov’s novel Dances in the Crematory: Ten Episodes from the Life of Königsberg
... novel towards a difficult, yet clear victory of life over death. I trace how the autobiographical character- narrator gradually turns to God and faith. I prove that, in the novel’s poetics, the author uses such a technique as the compression of the plot and the idea into two symbolic metaphors — the dance in the crematory and the zoo, which stand for resurrection and the triumph of life in the tragic space of Königsberg/Kaliningrad — a city devastated by the war.
Berdyaev, N.A., 1995. Tsarstvo ...
The myth as a source of cultural legitimation: the rock and hip-hop versions of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
... explores the forms of representation of Orpheus’s dual semantics as the archetypical poet and musician as well as of the general motifs of temptation/seduction and selling one’s soul. It is established that, perceived as a single source of meanings and plots, the myth encourages the musical and poetical culture of the 20th/early 21st centuries to exploit deep¬er levels of the mythological metasystem and to build new cultural mythologies. Contemporary artists transform the traditional models of mythical ...
The legal aspects of community elimination during the Stolypin agrarian reform
... "leaving the community" though analyzing the legal nature of the farmstead and district land tenure formed through placing land in personal ownership, individual allotments, and complete division of rural lands into farmsteads and isolated land plots. It is shown that the reform legislation did not suggest legal discrimination of the community, which retained its administrative, economic, and land-related functions.
1. Вронский О. Г. Государственная власть России ...
On fate and/or providence in Pushkin’s short story ‘The blizzard’
... Pushkin’s short story ‘The blizzard’, Zhukovsky's ballad ‘Svetlana’, from which Pushkin borrowed the epigraph, and Burger's ‘Lenora’, which was twice used by Zhukovsky in different contexts. Differences in the functioning of the traditional plot are considered against the background of the interrelation and interdependence between fate, chance, and free will. In a Christian reading, the attitudes of the main characters of the three works to God's providence explain the motives behind ...