Character’s existence in the Königsberg/Kaliningrad toposphere: Yu.N Ivanov’s Dances in the Crematorium and Michael Wieck’s The Decline of Königsberg
A comparative analysis of the existence of the main characters in Yuri Ivanov’s Dances in the Crematorium and Michael Wieck’s The Decline of Königsberg demonstrates clear typological convergences. The common toposphere is Königsberg/Kaliningrad, which incorporates a wide range of toponym types and ...
The journey mythologem in the poem «Mazeppa» by John. G. Byron
The author analyses challenges that the main character faces during his involuntary journey. The challenges result in not only the character’s social climbing, but also lead to the development of his personality. A comparison of the journey story models of the mythological character and Byron’s ...
Aldington’s «All people are enemies»: an analysis of the motivic structure of the novel
... 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
In this article, we discuss the 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 ...
Criminal songs: The hero and the plot
... 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, its “gene” is the main character (the crime lord), whereas the other characters and different situations are found in folklore and plots are borrowed from other fields of the folk or popular song. Having borrowed ‘external’ material, the criminal song develops its own language ...
The multi-language coding and anagrammatic foundations of the “Venice text” in Yu. Buida’s short story “All the floating by”
... Венеция / невеста и море / amor / mors. The matrimonial and funeral semantics of the night boat rides of the female character along the Pregolya is emphasised. The authors consider the various means of semantization of the name of the main male character “Polorotov,” and analyse the interaction between the topography of the town and Venice – the dream city of the main female character. Different levels of text interpretation are identified — from the plot- and everyday life-focused to ...
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 ...
Image of Princess Olga in K.Ryleyev’s DUMA: hagiographical reference points
... 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 В. Э. К изучению ...
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 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....
«Nomen est omen»: the role of names in the novel Parade by Nikolay Kononov
The author analyses the role of the main characters’ names — Lev, Lyuda and Arkady — in the novel Parade by N. Kononov. The multilanguage anagrammatic code is chosen as a research technique: anagramming (in some cases with a transition from one language to another) allows the author ...
The image of the pilot in the eschatological vision «The Great Divorce» K. S. Lewis
... of George MacDonald (the guide) in “The Great Divorce” by C. S. Lewis. To meet this purpose, the main functions of this image have been described as well as the means of its text representation and peculiar properties of the relations between the main character and his guide in C. S. Lewis’ eschatological vision.
1. Аверинцев С. С. Историческая подвижность категории жанра: опыт периодизации // Аверинцев С. С. Риторика ...
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 новеллах Р. Л. Стивенсона ...
‘Genuine criticism’: An unknown reception of Kant’s philosophy in early works of Schopenhauer
... Fifthly, the first edition of Schopenhauer’s doctoral dissertation adhered to Kant’s concept of noumenal freedom, whereas the metaphysics of a ‘better consciousness’ was associated with Kant’s notion of ‘intelligible character’.
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6. Schopenhauer A. 1911—1942. Sämtliche Werke. Hrsgg. von P. Deussen. München: R. Piper.
On the Role of Gesinnung in Kant’s Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. Part I
Kant’s concept of Gesinnung reveals the whole range of its problematic potential when it has to be translated into other ... ... intention, Gesinnung) and their more important differences and have shown the unhistorical character of the translation arguments in modern English-speaking Kant scholarship which... ... sampt einigen dahin einfältig abzweckenden Christlichen Vorschlägen. Frankfurt am Main: Zunner.
Spener, P. J., 1846. Pia Desideria. Herzliches Verlangen nach Gottgefälliger...
Attitude to economic development issues as a feature of the sociological profile of the population in the Smolensk region border areas
The article focuses on territorial interests as one of the fundamental concepts of social geography which reveal both objective and subjective character. The primary territorial interest of the region is the efficient economic development, while losses and risks are ... ... article also points out to the difference in opinions of the population and the political elite of the region regarding the main vectors of economic development. The findings of the opinion polls can construct the sociological portrait of the region....
Philosophy of images of nature in the “eastern” poems of G.G. Byron and “southern” poems of A.S. Pushkin
... poems of the two national geniuses are considered within the opposition of the horizontal/vertical, which is laden with philosophical and metaphorical semantics. Both poets show that, in the absence of spirituality, the true internal freedom sought by the main characters cannot be attained
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2. Байрон Дж. Г. Корсар // Байрон Дж....
The role of proper names in the chronotope modelling in Yu. Buida’s short story Of the name of Lev
This article addresses the chronotope formation in the short story Of the name of Lev on the basis of the semantic potential of the main character’s anthroponyms. The author considers the role of the left-right opposition in the modelling of space and time in the text.
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The form and meaning of H. Hesse’s novel A child’s soul
... the 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....
The hagiographic genre of the life of Alexander (Plutarch’s Comparative biographies)
... according to a 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) ...
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 ...
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 ... ... 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... ... Pyatibor'e chuvstv [Pentathlon of Feelings]. Moscow. Available at:
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Fiscal policies stimulating private investment in the Special Economic Zone in the Kaliningrad region
The authors explore incentive mechanisms of stimulating private investment as it is ... ... author to analyze the situation and to draw conclusions about the specificity and the main results of the SEZ mechanisms. The aim of this research is to identify patterns... ... analysis and graphical interpretation of statistical data. The authors describe the cyclic character of investment activity in the Kaliningrad SEZ and identify possible causes...
Imagology as a Part of Compartive Literary Studies
The author explores the genesis and evolution of imagology as a field of comparative ... ... a well-known representative of Western imagological school. The author analyzes the main ideas of Leerssen's updated conception “Imagology: on using ethnicity to make... ... 2007. Imagology. The сultural construction and literary representation of national characters. A critical survey. Amsterdam.
Leerssen, J., 2016. Imagology: On using ethnicity...
Language as a person's achievement and as a self-organizing system
... represented as a socio-personal continuum of linguistic phenomena of different ontology. The purpose of the article is to describe the basic properties of human language as a complex self-organizing system of processes. Active and subjective character of reality and knowledge representation in human mind determines the main properties of language. The author offers a definition of language corresponding to this approach and describes the differences between anthropocentrism and anthropomorphism in linguistics. The author investigates the role of ‘human factor’ ...
Studies into the history of Russian Neo-Kantianism in Poland
The article deals with the jey areas of Russian Neo-Kantianism studies in Poland. Although ... ... of the neo-Kantian concept into post-Neo-Kantianism as rather heuristic. One of the main features of this development is the ontologization of cognitive process and the... ... neokantyzmu (uwagi o filozofii wiary A. I. Wwiedienskiego). Pier. H. Rarot [On specific character of the Russian neo-Kantianism (notes on A. I. Vvedensky’s philosophy of...
The title of Alexander Pushkin’s novel The captain’s daughter as the textual dominant
... 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 ...
The possibility of translation as the criterion of language development
... rendering foreign texts (both literal ad special) is often used. In connection with this problem some views of Russian and foreign authors are analyzed. It is postulated that the possibility of any given language to function as a target language depends mainly not on the factors of pure linguistic but rather extralinguistic character. The subjective moment (the competence of translators) plays an important role as well.
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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
... across the novel, primarily, in its chronotope. The latter is closely connected with the fragmentary-discrete structure of human consciousness and memory, including the spiritual memory, which secures the most vivid events and episodes from the life of the main character in the textual space of the novel. I prove that, at the ideational-thematic level, the principle of fragmentarity is manifested in the novel in the form of a series of antithesis themes and binary oppositions (peace/war, life/death, god/evil,...
On fate and/or providence in Pushkin’s short story ‘The blizzard’
... 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 their actions, the further course of events, and the endings of the works.
Vasilyev, S. А., 2008. “Metel” or “Myatel”? On the title of the story of A. S. Pushkin....
Ex ungue leonem: intertextual links between Nikolai Kononov’s novel Parade and Jorge Luis Borges’s story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
The article states that a short story “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” (1940) by Jorge ... ... (2015). The author shows, how Kononov reproduces and, at the same time, develops the main themes from Borges’ story, resorting to geographical and anagrammatic codes,... ... researcher interprets the hidden codes in the novel “Parade”, deciphers the names of characters, reveals allusions to the work “The City of the Sun” by Tommaso Campanella...
Kant on evil in the human nature
This article focuses on the analysis of the problem of evil in Kant’s works. The author attempts at reconstructing ... ... formulates the problem of evil in relation not to the empirical but the “intelligible character”, his solution proves to be idealistic. The next step is an analysis of... ... 43—70.
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11. Schiller F. Über Anmut und Würde (1793) // Schiller F. Sämtliche...
On the Role of Gesinnung in Kant’s Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. Part II
The sources of Kant’s term Gesinnung and a review of the problems of its translation ... ... of Gesinnung, on the unintelligibility of Gesinnung in its noumenal, suprasensible character, on the innateness of Gesinnung in the sense that it exists not in time, but... ... Propädeutik. In: G. W. F. Hegel, 1986. Werke in 20 Bänden, Volume 4. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, pp. 9-304.
Hegel, G. W. F., 1989. Phänomenologie des Geistes. In: G...
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: ... ... perception of the situation or carry out a ‘transformation’, that is, substitute the character or the entire situation. I identify common transformations, namely: thing... .... The language of Russian poetry of the late XX — early XXI century. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang (in Russ.).
Kurganov, E., 2014. Anekdot kak zhanr russkoi slovesnosti...
Pechora scrolls: St. Augustine’s miracle of the revelation of the Elder
... a text contained in the Tsvetnik, compiled by Myandin. The study showed that the other copy is a later work of the scribe on the storyline of The Miracle, which involved the shortening of the text, the introduction of new narrative details, naming the main character, and providing a more detailed description of his appearance. The authors argue that, at a later stage of mastering the plot of the Miracle, Myandin created his own version of the events described. He employed his own vocabulary saturating ...
Factors of self-actualization of student youth in the context of cross-cultural interaction and the mastering of a macro-mediator language
The topicality of this pilot study is predetermined by the necessity to optimize cross-cultural ... .... Qualitative differences in the system of values of young representatives of the main ethnocultural groups of Crimea, Russians and Crimean Tatars, towards mastering... ... forecast the pragmatics of the impact of various linguistic and cultural stimuli on the character of civilisational processes in multinational regions.
Territorial differences in the innovative development of Sweden, Finland, and the North-western federal district of the Russian Federation
This article considers the innovative component of the economies of Sweden, Finland, and the Noreth-western ... ... Internet access availability). The authors offer sketch maps showing similarities in the character of territorial differentiation of innovative processes in the NEFD, Sweden... ... Russia, 2012], available at: http://www.gks.ru/wps/wcm/connect/rosstat/rosstatsite/main/ (accessed 01 May 2012).
4. Fond obschestvennogo mneniya [Public Opinion Foundation]...
Kant’s and Fichte’s ethics as sources of Schopenhauer’s philosophy
... Sochineniya v 2 t. [Works in 6 vols]. St-Petersburg: Mifril Publ. (In Russian)
13. Koßler, M. 2009. Life is but a Mirror: On the Connection between Ethics, Mataphzsics and Character in Schopenhauer // Better Consciousness. Schopenhauer’s Philosophy of Value. Ed. by Alex Naill and Christopher Janaway.... ... R. Piper.
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23. Zint, H. 1921. Schopenhauers Philosophie des doppelten Bewußtseins // Jahrbuch der Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft....
The Knight of Contemporary Russian Kantiana. On the 85th Birthday of Leonard Kalinnikov
This is a review of the main research achievements of Professor L. A. Kalinnikov presented in his articles and monographs. The theoretical issues of Kantianism considered in Kalinnikov’s works include the problem of cognisability of “the thing in itself” and noumenal affection, the character of systematicity in Kant’s philosophy and the methodology of its interpretation. Cycles of articles are devoted to ...
Translation of sociolect texts
... one that no language is homogeneous, being represented by a set of language variants or language existential forms, reflecting the heterogeneous character of the national culture. Notwithstanding variable nature of language, linguistic theorizing has been mostly based ... ... Study of the English and the German Translations of Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago. Vol. I. Bern; Frankfurt/Main; N. Y.: Peter Lang.
Bugayeva, I., 2010. Yazyk pravoslavnoy sfery: sovremennoye sostoyaniye, tendentsii razvitiya [The language ...
Monotowns: A Quantitative Analysis
... socioeconomic indicators. The authors apply the theory of opportunistic behaviour to describe potential problems caused by the lack of unified criteria for granting monotowns the status of advanced development territories. The article identifies the main stakeholders and the character of their interaction; it desc ribes a conceptual model built on the principal/agent interactions, and identifies the parametric space of mutually beneficial cooperation. The solution to the principal/agent problem suggested in the article contributes ...
“Čut’ živye, v noč’ osennjuju / My s ochoty vozvraščaemsja…” Secondary predicate in Nekrasov’s poetic texts
The main aim of the article is to examine the grammatical and stylistic functions of the predicative attribute in the poetic work ... ... functionally similar grammatical elements, taking several lines. These repetitions often set the rhythm and determine the folklore character of his poems. Аttributive chains, paired formulas, synonymization of lexemes in chains, repetitions, instrumental ...
Prospects of the resort tax in Russia
The resort tax is supposed to become a development instrument for the tourist infrastructure. The main idea of the article is to prove that this assumption doesn’t agree either with the experiences of foreign countries or ... ... economic premises here in Russia for the steady growth of the demand for tourist services; therefore the resort tax acquires a character of a confiscatory tax for guests of large accommodation objects. Thus there is a high opportunity of receiving negative ...
What is Kantian Philosophy of Mathematics? An Overview of Contemporary Studies
This review of contemporary discussions of Kantian philosophy of mathematics is timed for the publication of the essay Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics. Volume 1: The Critical Philosophy and Its Roots (2020) edited by Carl Posy and Ofra Rechter. The main discussions and comments are based on the texts contained in this collection. I first examine the more general questions ... ... Kant’s Analytic — Synthetic Distinction. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51(2), pp. 267-307.
Hogan D. Kant and the Character of Mathematical Inference. In: C. J. Posy and O. Rechter, ed. 2020. Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics; Volume I: The ...
Hybrid texts as a form of interaction between avant-garde artistic and political discourses
... special type of text that forms within ‘inter-discourse interaction’ and relates to the ‘convergence of discourses’. The analysis focuses on the interaction between... ... been in close contact since the 20th century and have common typological features. The main methods used in this study are the linguistic pragmatic method, the linguistic... ... the total artwork: on borders and fragments. Baltimore.
Humphrey, C., 1988. A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound. Boston.
Jay, M., 2010. The virtues of mendacity:...