Vol 76, NO 6 (2017)

Pages: 5-15
Author: Ludmila N. Budagova
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Head of the Department of the Slavic Literatures History at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the RAS, 32-A Leninskiy Prospect, Moscow, 119991, Russia ludmila.budagova@gmail.com
Author 2: Anna A. Plotnikova
Information about the author 2: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Head Researcher at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the RAS, 32-A Leninskiy Prospect, Moscow, 119991, Russia annaplotn@mail.ru
Absract: The Institute for Slavic Studies of the RAS under the Historical-and-Philological Division of the RussianThe Institute for Slavic Studies of the RAS under the Historical-and-Philological Division of the RussianAcademy of Sciences, is a unique academic institution in Russia, conducting a wide range of researchin Slavic history and culture, Slavic literatures and languages. The Institute opened in January 1947.To mark the 70th Anniversary of their Institute, the affiliated scholars offer an account of the notableaccomplishments in linguistic and literary studies, linked with the institution, and delineate the areas ofresearch.
Keywords: Slavic studies, slavicists, Slavic nations, Slavic history and culture, Slavic literatures, Slavic languages.
Pages: 16-24
Author: Victor S. Savelyev
Information about the author: Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia alfertinbox@mail.ru
Absract: The article studies the speech genre “prayer” with reference to the narrative and direct-speech fragments ofThe article studies the speech genre “prayer” with reference to the narrative and direct-speech fragments ofThe Tale of Bygone Years, or Primary Chronicle (Povest’ Vremennykh Let). We have observed that the Chroniclepresents all types of prayers (laudatory, petitionary, penitential, thanksgiving, soliciting), differing in a numberof features (content, subject of speech, addressee, form of utterance). It is noteworthy that laudatory prayers arefound only in narrative fragments, while pleading prayers are most often transmitted through direct speech,while their characteristics depend primarily on whether the person is secular or spiritual.
Keywords: The Tale of Bygone Years, chronicle, speech genres, prayer.
Pages: 25-35
Author: Alexej A. Kholikov
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Scieces asociated Professor at the Department of Theory of Literature, Philological Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Leninskie gory, GSP‑1, Moscow, 119991, Russia, aakholikov@gmail.com
Author 2: Oleg A. Korostelev
Information about the author 2: Candidate of Philological Sciences, Deputy Director of the Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS, Povarskaya Street, 25a, Moscow 121069, Russia, okorostelev@mail.ru
Absract: The study, for the first time, turns to the journalistic articles of D.V. Philosophov (1917 ‒ 1918), which hadThe study, for the first time, turns to the journalistic articles of D.V. Philosophov (1917 ‒ 1918), which hadnot been reprinted or included in his lifetime author's collections. These articles address a number of topicalproblems linked with the cultural and educational policies on the eve and in the wake of the February andOctober Revolutions. The main attention is paid to the monuments of art (including the tsarist heritage)and to the situation around the humanities education. A particular concern is with the critique of the newlydrawnsyllabus in the history of Russian literature for secondary schools, which followed upon the instructors'congress in Moscow, closed on January 4 (17), 1917, in which not only school teachers, but also professors andmembers of the Academy took part (including P. N. Sakulin, N.A. Kotlyarevsky). In addition, the concern iswith the issue of moral responsibility of the history teachers before their pupils, after the Bolsheviks had cometo power. As a result, as the article shows, Philosophov not only has formulated his position on the privateissues of cultural policy and school education, but also has set forth his own vision of how spiritual valuesare being consolidated – values that hold the Nation together through our common history and literature.Simultaneously, the publicist entered the large-scale polemics of those years, about patriotism and the role ofintelligentsia in the Age of Crisis.
Keywords: D.V. Philosophov, D.S. Merezhkovsky, Z.N. Gippius, journalism, the February revolution, the October Revolution.

 

Pages: 36-40
Department: Materials and Notes
Author: Vladimir B. Kataev
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of the History of Russian Literature of the Faculty of Philology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University 1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia kataev2003@yandex.ru
Absract: A criticism by a writer might find outlet not only in his special critical articles or analyses, but, above all, inA criticism by a writer might find outlet not only in his special critical articles or analyses, but, above all, inhis own creative works. There are many examples of that phenomenon in works by Pushkin, Dostoevsky,Tolstoy and others. Chekhov’s criticism of Leo Tolstoy’s story “The Kreutzer Sonata” was expressed in hisletters. However, his creative works of the first half of the 1890s are also full of hidden reaction to Tolstoy’sstory – thus the criticism assumed the form of artistic polemics.
Keywords: criticism, creativ works, artistic polemics.

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Pages: 41-46
Department: Materials and Notes
Author: Elena V. Haltrin-Khalturina
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences (Russia), PhD in English (the USA), Leading Researcher at the Department of Classical Western Literatures and Comparative Literary Studies of the Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS, 25a Povarskaya Str., Moscow 121069, Russia. elenahaltrin@yandex.ru
Absract: The article looks at the traditions of Romantic autobiography and the Victorian novel, which were picked upThe article looks at the traditions of Romantic autobiography and the Victorian novel, which were picked upand rethought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Aurora Leigh (1856). We touch upon the Victorian agendaand characteristic features of the Victorian literature. Special attention is paid to literary epiphanies presentin Aurora Leigh (in particular, Aurora’s vision of Miriam and the moment of “double vision” in the finale),which offer a Victorian take on Wordsworth’s “spots of time”.
Keywords: artistic autobiography, professional poetess, Romantic and Victorian psychology of creativity, epiphanies, moments of “double vision”, “shared epiphanies”, E. Barrett Browning, Ch. Brontë, W. Wordsworth, V. Woolf.
Pages: 47-49
Department: Materials and Notes
Author: Marina A. Arias-Vikhil
Information about the author: Candidate of Philological Sciences, Senior Researcher at the A. M. Gorky Archives of the A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS, 25a Povarskaya Str., Moscow, 121069, Russia marina.arias@mail.ru
Absract: The article analyzes the unpublished letters of M. P. Kudasheva-Rolland stored in the Maxim GorkyThe article analyzes the unpublished letters of M. P. Kudasheva-Rolland stored in the Maxim GorkyArchive, concerning the so-called “Victor Serge case” (1933–1936), i.e. the most resonant stance by thecommunist dissident against Stalin’s policy and his political methods. On the evidence of Kudasheva’s lettersto M. Gorky’s secretary P. P. Kryuchkov, it is clear that she put on the role of mediator in Serge’s affairs andfacilitated his release and ensuing deportation from the Soviet Union. To her letters she attached a numberof published articles about “the case of Victor Serge” and the political repressions in the Soviet Union fromthe French, Belgian and Swiss newspapers and magazines (in particular, “Les Humbles”), which she hadsupplied with her translation and commentaries.
Keywords: Victor Serge, Kudasheva-Rolland, Gorky, Kryuchkov
Pages: 50-55
Department: Reviews
Author: Mikhail Yu. Fedosyuk
Information about the author: Dосtоr of Philological Sciences, Professor at the Department of Comparative Language Studies of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 31-1 Lomonosovsky prospect, Moscow, 119192, Russia m.fedosyuk@yandex.ru
Pages: 56–58
Department: Reviews
Author: Alexandra. V. Yeliseeva
Information about the author: Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor at the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Department of the Baltic State Technical D. F. Ustinov University “Voyenmekhˮ, 1 The First Krasnoarmeyskaya Str., St. Petersburg, 190005, Russia elisseeva_alexan@mail.ru
Pages: 59-68
Department: From the History of Philology
Author: Oleg V. Nikitin
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor at the Department of History of Russian and General Linguistics of the Moscow State Region University, 10A Radio Str., Moscow, 105005, Russia olnikitin@yandex.ru
Absract: The article analyzes the scholarly heritage of the largest philologist of the 19th century Nikolaj I. GrechThe article analyzes the scholarly heritage of the largest philologist of the 19th century Nikolaj I. Grech(1787-1867), who held significant positions in public and cultural life of Russia of that time. Now his workson linguistics are largely forgotten, even though they contain interesting details about the linguistic andbiographical history of his generation, reveal hidden linguistic polemics of different schools and trends,represent their author as an original thinker, who possessed the great literary skill and surely was a MasterChronicler. Here we discuss the problems of linguistic methodology associated with training manuals(textbooks) by N.I. Grech on grammar of the Russian language, which was popular especially in the first halfof the 19th century. Written in the spirit of logical-philosophical notions about the language and time-testedby criticism, they are still interesting as facts of scholarly and scientific methodologies used in Russian publicschools for teaching the native language. These works greatly influenced the subsequent tradition. The article draws attention to not-so-traditional area of professional activities of the scholar – the history of language,draws attention to not-so-traditional area of professional activities of the scholar – the history of language,which was just beginning to awaken under the influence of the German comparative studies, romantic trendsin literature, of interest to historical roots, folklore and traditional culture. In historical and linguistic ideas byN.I. Grech, despite their somewhat conservative tendency and immatureness, from a position of diachroniclinguistics, the particular author’s position is evident, supplied with unique examples and comparisons. Thesefacts disclose the scholar as a leader in his field, able to penetrate into the unfathomed depths of languageevolution. Here there are also analyzed the rare examples revealing N.I. Grech’s attitude towards theborrowing of words and to the new trends in linguistic practice of his time.
Keywords: the Russian language, grammar, linguistic methodology, philology, philosophy of language, the origin of language
Pages: 69-72
Department: From the History of Philology
Author: Leonid G. Frizman
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor at the Kharkov National Pedagogical G. S. Skovoroda University, 29 Alchevskikh Str., Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine leofri@rambler.ru