The Late Poetry of A. Bashlachev: Changes in Performance and New Meanings
This article investigates variations in a synthetic text manifested in word, sound, and performance. Based on earlier literary studies of the synthetic art phenomenon and its relevant methods, the authors set a theoretical and analytical framework for this research. The object of the study is verbal and musical subtexts, each performing a meaning-construction function. The difference between the performed and written texts is significant from the perspective of the capacities of meanings. However...
The ‘Russian Poetic Speech — 2016’ Project as a Cultural Narrative of Modern Russian Poetry
This article presents a methodological description of the ‘Russian Poetic Speech — 2016’ narrative project aimed to identify, demonstrate, and study a cross-section of modern Russian poetry. The author addresses the foundations of the narrative project, its ideology, as well as its publication and promotion components. The article explores the mechanism for understanding and using the power of Russian poetry and addresses its ultimate goal — the creation of a new humanitarian ideology. The author...
Radovan Karadžić’s All-Autumn poetry collection in the Serbian- Russian context
This article considers the content and style of R. Karadžić’s poetry and their multiaspect proximity to Russian poetry. Such features include philosophicity, special lyricism oriented to the existential feeling of the author, tragic perception of the world and the place of the persona in it. Moreover, it is humour and propensity for a paradox characteristic of folklore.
1. Блок А. А. «Да. Так диктует вдохновенье…». URL:
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On the Dual Role of the Translator of Poetry and the Division of Roles
This article deals with the roles and functions of a translator of poetry. The study identifies certain components of the process, within which a translator acts simultaneously as a transmitter of the original culture, a mediator between the reader and the author of the source text, a co-author, a linguistic innovator, a poet, and a linguist. The two latter roles are crucial for translating poetry. Translators of poetry create ‘their own’ texts. It is obvious that they cannot distance themselves...
Traditional Structures in Contemporary Chinese Poetry
This paper analyses structures typical of the classical Chinese poetry and the way they are used in contemporary Chinese verse. The analysis aims to demonstrate the work of traditional textual mechanisms in contemporary Chinese poetry and to describe their functional features. Poems by Dai Weina, Han Bo, Tashi Tentso, and Zhang Zao employ linguistic means that simultaneously engage several levels of utterances. These linguistic means include non-trivial semantic links created by means of phonographics...
‘The Word, an Ulcer…’: Aleksey Chicherin’s semiotic utopia
In this article, we analyse the semiotic concept of art created by the constructivist poet Aleksey Chicherin, as presented in his treatise Kan-Fun. We establish the connection between Chicherin’s concept of the ‘sign of Poetry’, on the one hand, and the theoretical research of the early Russian avant-garde and the basic tenets of the semiotic description of the language, on the other. An analysis of Chicherin's theory shows that it rests on an attempt to overcome the linearity of linguistic signs...
Poetry sets the pace of life
This article is the author’s lyrical reflection on the literary life in modern Lithuania. One of its particular aspects is poetical festivals of different levels. In this context, the author considered the 50th festival “The spring of poetry” dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Kristijonas Donelaitis. The festival made it possible to identify the influence of Donelaitis on modern Lithuanian poetry, as well as its indirect effect on Kaliningrad poets.
1. Гильманов В. Х. Хроносотериология...
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 the 1980-2000s. The study is based on the material of the poetry of Russian meta-realists — A. Parshchikov, I. Zhdanov, A. Eremenko, A. Dragomoschenko, V. Aristov, S. Soloviev, Ye. Danin, and N. 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 meanings...
A. A. Fet as a theoretical and practical adherent of pure art¬ and the prob-lem of the nature of poetry
This article is devoted to A. A. Fet’s philosophy of art. He is a representative of ‘pure art’ in Russian poetry, whose works were opposed to tendentious art serving the socio-political agenda ofthe time. However, the objective logic of nature of art made A. A. Fet’s poetry complimentary to revolutionary-democratic poetry. A. Fet was guided by Kant’s principle of aesthetics stating that the function of art is constituting the world of values. It does not and cannot replace either science, which is...
Mapping Poetic Bilingualism in Europe: Language Contacts and Cultural Transfers
This article presents preliminary results of a project studying multilingualism in world poetry. Multilingual interactions are particularly persistent in the contexts where either writers (poets) exist in multilingual sociocultural environments or they are moving from one country to another throughout their literary career. Existing in two or more cultural and/or linguistic spaces at the same time and thus making transfers across the boundaries of different languages easier, more efficient, and more...
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 and several other genres, a punchline plays an...
The image of N. M. Karamzin in Russian poetry
There are virtually no specialized studies into the creation of poetic image of N. Karamzin in late 18th — early 19th centuries in Russian literature; though it is the expressiveness and imagery of poetry which can have a great impact on the myths in public consciousness. The present study is based on the texts published in the following collections of poems: “Epigrams and Satire: from the history of literary feud of the 19th century” (Epigramma i satira: iz istorii literaturnoy bor’by XIX veka....
On the Pushkin text in the poetry of Perestroika
This article is devoted to Perestroika poets referring to the Pushkin text as a ‘tuning fork’ in reconfiguring poetics. The study aims to show that, in this case, intertextual connection create a special text-within-a-text. The corpus, intertextual, and compositional methods are used to analyse Pushkin-invoking texts by Yuri Arabov, Vladimir Druk, Timur Kibirov, and other poets. It is concluded that these authors perceive Pushkin’s poetry as a lexicon whose units can be used for building countless...
A philosophical framework for presenting novelty in a poetic text
Texts of different eras relate to varying degrees to the question of generating and presenting novelty. Recent poetry has been undergoing visible changes in poets’ attitudes to demonstrating linguistic novelty in texts. Young poets write texts that do not use the established algorithms of presenting and perceiving the new but disguise or surreptitiously reveal apparent novelty. One must explore the current practices of hedging against the new in the light of the philosophy of the text and in the...
Anagrams in the discourse of baroque ‘tacit theology’: The case of the Königsberg poetic circle of the 17th century
The problem of anagrams is linked to the paradigm secret of baroque poetry. It is shown that the essence of this poetry is a special type of poetic mimesis reflecting the existential and ontological fracture of being, which manifests itself in the lyrical persona of the poetic subject. Anagrams of the names of 17th century Königsberg poets – Simon Dach, Robert Roberthin, and Andreas Adersbach – comprise an ironical baroque reflection of the new “tacit theology” of poetry, whose mimesis reveals the...
The Serbian-Russian circle: A poet translates a poet
This article examines, in lyrical terms, the practices of poetical translations, identifies its key theoretical principles, and considers the role of a translator in the creation of a good translation. Serbian Russian poetical connection and the translations of S. Raičković
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3. Памятники средневековой латинской литературы IV—IX веков. М., 1970.
4. Пушкин А. С. Полн. собр. соч. : в 16 т. М. ; Л...
Language as mimesis (lyric poetry in H.-G. Gadamer’s herm¬e¬neutics)
This article deals with the essence of art in Gadamer’s philosophy, including his critical approach to Kantian aesthetical consciousness and subjectification of aesthetical experience in Kant’s philosophy. According to Gadamer, art deals with the notion of truth and should be associated not with aesthetics, but rather with ontology. Thus, art is the experience of truth. In Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics, the basis of art is the notion of mimesis, which is not the Platonic copy of idea, but...
The concept of ideal space in V.A. Zhukovky’s lyric poetry
This article analyses V. A. Zhukovsky’s images of ideal space in the context of Christian notions of paradise.
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A. A. Fet and Kant’s stars-and-morals motif in Russian philosophical poetry
This article maintains that the founder of the “stars-and-morals” cycle in Russian philosophical poetry of the 1840s is A. A. Fet. From the poems “I stood a long time without moving” (1843) and “To Le Verrier's Neptune” (1846) to “To extinguished stars” (1890), i. e. over half a century, Fet created lyrical miniatures under the influence of Kant’s and Schopenhauer’s ideas.
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2. Григорьев А. А. Комета...
Female Characters in German Rock Poetry
The female character is one of the central constants forming the poetic world of a German rock author. This article examines the variants of this character.
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The “rough style” of Vladimir Vysotsky: Problem statement
V. Vysotsky’s poetry is typologically close to the principles of the “rough style” Soviet painting of the 1960s. The author outlines the promising areas of comparative analysis and addresses the issue of typological similarities between different texts within the field of a common cultural and historical situation of the Khrushchev era.
1. Бобриков А. Суровый стиль: мобилизация и культурная революция // Художественный журнал. 2003. № 51/52 : [сайт]. URL: http://xz.gif.ru/numbers/51-52/surovo (дата...
Kalinnikov L. A. Immanuel Kant in Russian poetry (philosophical-aesthetic sketches)
Zilber Andrey S.
Guitar poetry in the context of culture
Contemporary Polish Poetry. Translated by I. Belov
Pushkin as a personal myth of the Russian avantgarde
This article analyses strategies for cultural appropriation and the appropriation of Pushkin’s personality and oeuvre by the Russian avant-garde. The treatment of Pushkin by the avant-garde is considered as a peculiar variant of cultural apophaticism when the object of reflection is asserted through its consistent negation. The factography of the Russian avant-garde proves that, from its earliest stages the creative system has been constructing its own Pushkin myth, within which the poet has the...
A. Schopenhauer and I. Kant in A. A. Fet’s philosophical and political worldview
This article offers an analysis of the influence of Kant’s and Schopenhauer's philosophical ideas on Fet’s worldview. The author demonstrates that the poet was not a strict follower of A. Schopenhauer, since he interpreted the German pessimist’s doctrine cum grano salis. The influence of Kant’s ideas on A. Fet was, at least, not less significant.
1. Благой Д. Д. Мир как красота // Фет А. А. Вечерние огни. М., 1981.
2. Григорьев Ап. Мои литературные и нравственные скитальчества // Григорьев Ап...
"Aortic dissection": Katayev's trace in V.Vysotsky's poetry
This article considers the role of the late prose of V. Katayev in the formation of V. Vysotsky's poetics. The author emphasises the influence of Vysotsky's theatrical works on his interpretation of Katayev's pretext.
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С. Высоцкого: Творческая эволюция. М., 1997.
. Влияние профессии актера на мироощущение...
Role of Tolerance Zones in Functional Modality Field and Development of Author's Verbal Image (on the Basis of Anna Akhmatova's Poems)
The article analyses the textual function of tolerance zones of particular modal meanings in Anna Akhmatova's poetry. The author pays special attention to the zones involved in the development of the author's verbal image, determines the explications of the zones describes and their interrelations.
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The phenomenology of Pushkin’s ‘universal sympathy (based on ‘Аscene from ‘Faust’, ‘The feast in the time of plague’, and ‘the Wanderer’)
This article attempts to approach the discovery of what Dostoevsky called Pushkin’s ‘great secret’. In his essay ‘Pushkin’, Dostoevsky wrote that the poet had ‘a capacity for universal sympathy’. The ‘secret’ of Pushkin is analysed in this article in the context of the general cultural problem of fundamental ontological predicates, which determined the main cultural codes of the literary worlds reflected in the poet’s oeuvre. The methodological approach is based on Valentin Nepomnyashchiy’s concept...
Me and Kaminski and Kaminskaya is me and? On the subject of Kehlmann’s oeuvre and German poetry
After 1900, literary manifestations of subjectivity underwent serious changes, which contributed to the increasing diversity and synthesis of means to create a literary reality. Daniel Kehlmann’s novel I and Kaminski (2003) is analysed from this perspective. Its text is compared with poetic works of German authors, which makes it possible to identify similarities and understand the general trends in modern culture
1. Кондратьев К. В. Кризис идеи и феномена субъекта в пространстве ново-временного...
Russian Poetry in Translation
1. Соловьева Н. «Горе от ума» А. С. Грибоедова в переводе М. Хобсон //Русский язык: исторические судьбы и современность: труды и материалы. М.,2007.
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Romantic Mythologisation in “New Poems” by Rainer Maria Rilke
The article analyses the peculiarities of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “New Poems” in the context of mythological constructions of German Romanticism.
The author formulates the hypothesis of mythologisation as the expression of the sacred in poetry. The epiphany of the image of the Thing (das Ding) is reached by means of artistic representations, which allows stating the connection between the 'matter' of poetry and its higher source, as well as its inner mythological quality.
Grammatical aspects of depersonalization in Yegor Letov's idiostyle
The article discusses several strategies of Egor Letov’s idiostyle associated with his subjective position, which is expressed in a literary text. The authors analyze some models of Letov’s poetic syntax — subject-predicate relations and the prevalence of infinitives. The article describes certain constants of the Egor Letov’s poetic model of the world, characterizing the position of the author’s «I» in the world.
1. Авилова Е. Р. «Культовый» статус автора в русской рок-поэзии // Русская рок-поэзия:...
B. Pasternak’s “February”: infinitive writing and its translations
Based on a comparison of translations of B. Pasternak’s poem “February”, the author raises the question as to the possibility of preserving the grammar strategies of the original in translation and the degree of stability of “poetry grammar” as a meaning generating mechanism.
1. Гин Я. И. К вопросу о построении поэтики грамматических категорий //Гин Я. И. Проблемы поэтики грамматических категорий : избр. работы. СПб.,1996. С. 75—86.
2. Жолковский А. К. Бродский и инфинитивное письмо (Заметки к...
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. The mythological and poetic image of the Earth is one of the central in the poem; the Earth calls for the people of England to regain their freedom. The authors...
The tactics of appeal to happiness/regret as speech instruments for implementing the strategies of defining recipient’s emotional status
This article deals with the ways of the strategies of defining recipient’s emotional status explication in the modern German poetry discourse. Especially we are concentrating on lexical tools of the tactics of appeal to happiness and tactics of appeal to regret. The examples of implementation of the strategy of defining recipient’s emotional status are poems, which are devoted to consideration of concept LOVE.
1. Борисова И. Н. Русский разговорный диалог: структура и динамика. Екатеринбург, 2001...
Simon Dach in the history of Königsberg University
This article considers the literary career of the famous East Prussian poet Simon Dach in connection with the history of Koenigsberg University. With the support of the ruling house of the Electorate of Branderburg and Prussia, Dach managed to obtain the position of a professor of poetry at the university, with which both his work and life are closely connected. One of Dach’s university works is the poetic composition “Prussiarchus” dedicated to the centenary of Albertina (1644). This work is a poetical-allegorical...
The myth as a source of cultural legitimation: the rock and hip-hop versions of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
A comparison of two original versions of the legend of Orpheus and Eu-rydice, the rock opera Orpheus and Eurydice (1975) and A Hip-Hopera: Orpheus & Eurydice (2018), shows how contemporary mass culture revives and deconstructs the ancient mythological pre-text, which lays a foundation for aesthetic legitimation of rock and hip-hop lyrics and their inclusion in a greater cultural context. The study explores the forms of representation of Orpheus’s dual semantics as the archetypical poet and musician...
The resonance of a tragic sound: G. Ivanov’s poetry in B. Ryzhy’s interpretation
The author analyses the specific features of B. Ryzhy’s poetry, showing that G. Ivanov’s works influenced his poetic manner. The author reveals the reasons of commonality of their existentialistic worldview, which was predetermined by some biographic and sociocultural factors. Reinterpreting G. Ivanov’s key motifs and imagery, B. Ryzhy enriches his lyrics by bringing in Soviet and post-Soviet connotations. G. Ivanov’s tragic intonation gains a new sound expressing the experience of man living in...
What Saussure wrote/did not write: A half a century discussion on the anagram theory
This article explores the history of studies into Ferdinand de Saussure’s ideas of anagrams. When Saussure’s notebooks were published in the late 1960s and his drafts in the 1990s, scholars received a wealth of material for in-terpretation going far beyond the initial topic of ancient Indo-European poetry. The paper emphasises the diversity of approaches to Saussure’s ideas — from J. Kristeva’s semiotics to M. Gronas’s mnemotechnical analysis. Over the recent decades, the study of anagrams has rested...
Frame approach to analysing the semantisation of the biblical quasi-anthroponym prodigal son in the language of Russian poetry
This article describes ways to semanticise the biblical quasi-anthroponym ‘prodigal son’ in a poetic text, using the frame approach as a means of cognitive modelling and description. This approach helps to identify and characterise meaning construction mechanisms in a precedent onomastic sign, which conveys the conceptual meanings of the biblical text. The study proposes a new methodology for analysing the biblical anthroponym in a poetic text.
The results obtained suggest that the realisation...
The mutual similarity of meanings and structures in a literary text
This paper discusses a discourse grounding strategy that has not been described before. It is shown that the fragments of a literary text that are perceived as impressive, aphoristic, etc., tend to have a set of recurrent features. Firstly, in such fragments, there often is mutual reflectedness of meanings (it emerges in metaphors, similes, parallelisms, or juxtapositions of contradictory notions). Second, mutual reflectedness goes through pronounced detrivialization, i.e it is emphasised using...
In the corridor of moving spaces: On the poetic topology of M. Tsvetaeva's cycle Table
The poetics of the image of space in M. Tsvetaeva's cycle "Table" is considered in the context of her fictional world image. The author traces the spatial-poetical representation of the topic of poetry in the cycle.
Собрание сочинений: в 7 т. М., 1994. Т. 2.
Семиосфера. СПб., 2000.
Krysanova A. V.
Tsvetaeva, poetics, space, image, boundary, model
A major principle of Indo-European poetry or arbitrary etymologising? A review of modern international publications on anagrams in the cultures of Ancient East and Antiquity
This article examines the approaches of modern international scholars to the problem of anagrams in ancient texts. The author addresses the following “problem nodes”: the difficulty of proving the presence of an anagram in each individual case and the ambiguity of the question as to the arbitrary or systematic nature of anagrammatic structures and anagrams’ functions. Solving these problems will contribute to identifying the major avenues of further research on anagrams.
1. Гаты Заратустры. URL:...
The corporal features of incorporeal: the image of poet in M. Tsvetaeva’s poetry
The topic of body is considered in the context of M. Tsvetayeva’s world view. The author focuses on the problem of transformation of human body into the body of a poet and identifies the features of the spatiopoetics of body.
1. Цветаева М. Неизданное. Сводные тетради. М., 1997.
2. Цветаева М. Собр. соч. : в 7 т. М., 1995.
M. Tsvetayeva, body, space, flesh, spirit, soul, death, life
Between mysticism and technique: anagram the European Baroque culture
The author analyses the history of anagrams in the European baroque culture of the 17th century, shows a rich diversity of literary genres where anagrams are used, and identifies the main trends and techniques of creating anagrams. The article outlines the scope of problems for a future study of anagrams in different areas of contemporary European culture.
1. Алпатов С. В., Шамин С. М. Элогиум митавских иезуитов в документах Великого посольства 1697 г. // Древняя Русь. Вопросы медиевистики. 2014...
The apologia of reason in J. Chr. Gottsched’s classicistic system: On the 250th anniversary of the philosopher’s death
This article revisits the ratio-centric system developed by the prominent exponent of the German enlightenment J. Chr. Gottsched (1700—1766). The authors examine the problem of the ontological argument in the context of the current civilizational crisis of consciousness, which arose against the background of the 20th century crisis of objectivist methodology of modern natural sciences. Such a methodology is incapable of solving the problem of an accurate description of the reality, in particular...
The problem of poets’ “testimony” (Z/K or vivisection. The book of proceedings by M. Zolotonosov and M. Kononov)
This article focuses on the problem field of the genre-unique book of the literary critic Mikhail Zolotonosov and the poet Nikolai Kononov Z/K or Vivisection. The book proceedings. The author analyses the issues of possibility/ impossibility of a constructive dialogue between a critic and a poet, the cognoscibility/incognoscibility of poetry, the interpretation and understanding of poetic texts, etc.
1. Золотоносов М., Кононов Н. З/К, или Вивисекция. Книга протоколов. СПб., 2002.
Origins and beginnings. The Livonian Rhymed Chronicle as a reference point for literature in the Teutonic Order
Almost all recent historical and literary studies agree that the Livonian Chronicle conveys an impression of a poetical work containing archaic elements. The affinity between the Chronicle and German heroic epic poetry is often stressed. The established perspective, which distorts the image of the Chronicle, requires adjustment. This literary study into the Chronicle’s text complements research on the development of corporate identity in the Teutonic Order.
1. Arnold U. De primordiis ordinis Theutonici...
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. собр. соч. : в 11 т. М. ; Л., 1959.
4. Лотман Ю. М. Семиотика культуры и понятие текста // Лотман...