Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 157-168
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Russian Literature and Journalism in the Pre-revolutionary Era: Forms of Interaction and Methodology of Analysis
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Author: Elizaveta M. Zakharova
Elizaveta M. Zakharova. Genre-Thematic Features of Literary and Critical Publications in the Newspaper Yuzhnyj Kraj (1900–1905)

About the author:

Elizaveta M. Zakharova, PhD in Philology, researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


Despite the popularity and duration of its existence, until now, the newspaper Yuzhnyj Kraj (1881–1919) attracted researchers only as a platform for individual authors’ statements. Thanks to the transition from the formulation of theoretical and methodological questions to the study of the practical implementation of the interaction of literature and journalism on the actual material, a more rigorous idea of the process of integrating literature into the sphere of public attention is created. The study aims to demonstrate the genre-thematic features of the literary and critical publications of the social, political and literary daily newspaper Yuzhnyj Kraj in 1900–1905. Attention is paid to such aspects as the context in which the periodical press existed at the beginning of the 20th century, the forms of interaction between literature and journalism on the pages of the Kharkiv edition, the poetics of the feuilleton as a public and literary center of the newspaper, the presence of literary and critical discourse in the Yuzhnyj Kraj, as well as the role of individual authors in its transformation by 1905.

Keywords: Yuzhnyj Kraj, literature, journalism, poetics, newspapers.