Literary Theory

  • Essays on the history of Russian journalism in the first third of the XIX century

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60×90 1/16
    Pages: 816
    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: Collection of articles
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 20-112-00193
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0630-7
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0630-7
    Year of publication: 2021
    Date of publication: 21.01.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Essays on the history of Russian journalism in the first third of the XIX century. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 816 p. (In Russian)
    Ex. editor: Olga A. Krasheninnikova
    Abstract:

    In collective scientific work the causes and dynamics of complex and contradictory processes of formation of Russian journalism in the first third of the XIX century are analyzed and the relationship of Russian journalism and literature of this period is studied on the basis of the analysis of publicistic texts of writers in periodicals and rare printed sources. The team of authors also sought to theoretically comprehend and practically study journalism as a special field of literature, to develop new conceptual foundations for analyzing the complex and multi-level interaction of journalism and other types and genres of Russian literature.

  • Poetic of the Comical in the Russian Literature of the 20th – 21st Centuries

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 560
    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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0527-0
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0527-0
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 27.12.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Poetic of the Comical in the Russian Literature of the 20th – 21st Centuries, compiled and ed. by D.D. Nikolaev. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 560 p.
    Ex. editor: Dmitry D. Nikolaev
    Keywords: Russian literature of the 20th – 21st centuries, comical, satire, humor, satirical journalism
    Abstract:

    The group monograph “Poetic of the Comical in the Russian Literature of the 20th–21st Centuries” examines the wide range of problems related to the poetics of the comical in the Russian literature from the turn on the 19th century till nowadays. Special attention is paid to borderline phenomena concerning the interaction between comical and tragic, epic and drama, individual and common, text and context, national and universal. Works of A.T. Averchenko, M.A. Bulgakov, M.I. Volkov, V.S. Vysotsky, A.A. Galich, Z.N. Gippius, S.D. Dovlatov, M.M. Zoshchenko, T.Ju. Kibirov, V.V. Nabokov, A.N. Novikov, B.Sh. Okudzhava, V.O. Pelevin, A.P. Platonov, G.V. Sapgir, M.M. Stepanova, Ju.N. Tynyanov, N.N. Urvantsev, A.M. Chorny, A.P. Chehov, E.L. Shwarts, M.A. Sholokhov, N.R. Erdman are analyzed. A special chapter deals with N.A. Teffi’s works. Contemporaries’ reviews on Teffi’s works, poetic parodies on A. Ginger and A. Prismanova, S. Gorny, D. Knout, Ju. Annenkov’s works are also published. The book continues research on the comical element in the Russian literature of the 20th–21st centuries set by the group monograph “The Comical Element in the Russian Literature of the 20th Century” (2014).

  • Literature and Document

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 368
    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: Collection of articles
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 18-112-00341
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0571-3
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0571-3
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 10.06.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Literature and Document, ed. by V.S. Sergeeva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 368 p.
    Ex. editor: Valentina S. Sergeeva
    Keywords: Genres of fiction, documentary, literary and historical reality
    Abstract:

    The collection of articles is concerned with the main problems of fiction and non- fiction genres co-existence. “Literature and Document” covers different aspects of “document” and “documentary”, some questions of correlation between truth and fiction in literature, the first principles of bringing into focus and separating documentary from fictionary in different texts, from the Middle Ages to the XXth century. Close attention is given to cooperation of literary and historical realities and to the shaping of complex, manysided concept of document. The authors of the following collective work, each of them, defined a document for themselves and chose a concept to follow; they tried to present and comment all possible approaches and aspects of the problem. This book is an intersiciplinary scientific research created at the borderline of literary studies, history and culturology.

  • Poetics of Classical Foreign Detective Story

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 304
    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: Collection of articles
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 18-112-00276/18
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0564-5
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0564-5
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 18.03.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Poetics of Classical Foreign Detective Story, ed. by K.A. Chekalov, M.R. Nenarokova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 304 p.
    Ex. editor: Kirill A. Chekalov, Maria R. Nenarokova
    Keywords: Detective story, fantastic fiction, crime and spy novel, poetics, genre canon, evolution
    Abstract:

    This collection is continuing a series of publications on different problems of mass literature prepared by IWL RAS researchers, with the participation of experts from other scientific institutions. The book analyzes poetics of a genre that is always popular with the wide range of readers – a detective story during its early development (the 19th – beginning of the 20th century). On material of English, American, French, Italian, German, Norwegian and Chinese literatures the research highlights, beside the classics of the genre, some little-known works; the mutual influence of certain authors and works is examined. Special attention is paid to boundary phenomena, some genre and stylistic forms related to detective stories (science fiction, crime and spy novels).

  • Philosophical and Aesthetic Constants of North-American Literature in the Dynamics of its Literary Trends

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 336
    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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0582-9
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0582-9
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 25.05.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Philosophical and Aesthetic Constants of North-American Literature in the Dynamics of its Literary Trends / ex. ed. E.A. Stetsenko, ed. A.P. Urakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 336 p.
    Ex. editor: Ekaterina A. Stetsenko
    Editors: Alexandra P. Urakova
    Keywords: American literature, synergetic theory, literary schools, ideological and aesthetical constants, canon dialectics
    Abstract:

    This book considers the dynamics of change of literary trends in the USA literature in the light of an actual synergetic theory where the literary process appears as unsteady and unlinear, in the every point giving the new picture that can be reconstructed only taking in account the whole sum of its phenomena. Such approach allows to investigate the development of the American literature in the historical movement of its specific constant features that form this or that trends. The dynamics of trends is analyzed both in synchronous and diachronic key. Parallel with the linear approach that makes an accent on removability of trends and styles, the archeological one is also employed — it deals with the neighbor and heterogeneous strata of national culture in their dynamic interaction. This work examines only some themes, ideological and aesthetic constants, genres, problems and authors of the American literature, but they seem to be important and demonstrative for the whole picture of national literary process. For the first time are investigated the role and evolution of the categories of due and real, the phenomenon of correlation of sentimental and romantic, the movement of the narrator’s point of view from romanticism to modernism, the dialectics of canon as literary factor, transformation of the model of black race in the mainstream literary tradition, genesis of postmodern detective, the influence of English romanticism on the American poetry (on the example of the poetry of R.P. Warren), synthesis of various trends in the works of W. Faulkner that demonstrates the common tendency of the contemporary literature.

  • “Complex Integrity” of Literature. Researches and Publications. To the Anniversary of V.A. Keldysh

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 528
    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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0584-3
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0584-3
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 17.06.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    “Complex Integrity” of Literature. Researches and Publications. To the Anniversary of V.A. Keldysh / ex. ed. V.V. Polonsky, ed. and compilers V.M. Vvedenskaya, E.V. Glukhova, M.V. Kozmenko. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019.
    Ex. editor: Vadim V. Polonsky
    Editors: Elena V. Glukhova, Mikhail V. Kozmenko, Vera M. Vvedenskaya
    Keywords: Russian literature of the 19th-20th centuries, literary process, polyphonic phenomenon, archival publications
    Abstract:

    The collection is a grateful and friendly tribute of colleagues to Vsevolod Alexandrovich Keldysh on the occasion of his 90th birthday. V.A. Keldysh is a remarkable scientist, founder, inspirator and long-term head of the Department of Russian literature on the turn of the century (A.M. Gorky Institute of the World Literature RAS); he is a founder of scientific school, one of the leading world experts on the literature of the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century. Colleagues and students in their articles cover different faces of the literature of the 19–20th centuries, from Dostoevsky to Brodsky.

  • Dynamical Poetics / Poetical Dynamics: Collected Articles to the Anniversary of Dina Makhmudovna Magomedova

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 360
    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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0592-8
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0592-8
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 02.07.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Dynamical Poetics / Poetical Dynamics: Collected Articles to the Anniversary of Dina Makhmudovna Magomedova / ed. by V.B. Zuseva-Özkan and V.Ya. Malkina. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 360 p.
    Editors: Veronika B. Zuseva-Özkan, Victoria Ya. Malkina
    Keywords: Russian literature, Silver Age, semantics of the literary text, poetics of lyric poetry, genre, source studies
    Abstract:

    The collection “Dynamical Poetics / Poetical Dynamics” is dedicated to the anniversary of Professor Dina Makhmudovna Magomedova, Head of the Russian Classical Literature department in RSUH and the leading research associate of IWL RAS. The articles of Russian, Polish and Japanese researchers included in this book cover the problems of poetics and history of the Russian literature, particularly the Silver Age, as well as the questions of genre dynamics and poetics of the lyric. The book is intended, firstly, for expert philologists and philology faculty students.

  • Allegory in the History of the World Literature: from Late Antiquity to Romanticism

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 368
    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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0517-1
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0517-1
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 29.05.2018
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Allegory in the History of the World Literature: from Late Antiquity to Romanticism / ed. A.V. Toporova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 368 p.
    Ex. editor: Anna V. Toporova
    Keywords: Allegory, evolution, cultural background, multifunctionality
    Abstract:

    This book covers the wide range of problems concerning the study of allegory: its functioning in different culture contexts, its adaptation to change of epoch, its specifics depending on the genre where it is used; forms it takes. The study deals with varied aspects of existence of allegory in the texts from different epochs and literary movements — from late antiquity to romanticism. Allegory comes across as an ambiguous, polifunctional, mobile method the use and reception of which is constantly changing. The offered book is the first Russian research of the evolution of the “allegory” concept from antiquity to the 20th century. It would be useful for experts on the world literature, literary theorists, and philological students.

  • Textology: Theory and Practice

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 256
    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)
    Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
    Language of the publication: Russian
    Type of document: Monograph
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 19-112-00133д
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0600-0
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0600-0
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 07.02.2020
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Lydia A. Spiridonova
    Lydia A. Spiridonova. Textology: Theory and Practice. Moscow, IWS RAS Publ., 2019. 256 p.
    Keywords: Textual studies, edition practice, textological schools and directions, academic collections of works
    Abstract:

    The monograph of L. Spiridonova is an academic paper where the main theoretical problems of textual studies are raised and solved on the vast material of editional practice of the second half of the 20th – the beginning of the 21st century, such as preparing complete scientific and academic collected works of classics, the choosing a source of a main text, the problems of “an author’s will”, censor and self-censor, publishing authors belonging to the Russian Diaspora abroad, unfinished works, text reconstruction, etc. Theoretical conclusions are supported with specific examples from the history of preparation of classics’ collected works. The book presents a brief essay of textology since the second half of the 20th century till nowadays and analyzes the existing textology schools and areas (German, French, Anglo-American and Russian). The book would be useful not only for scholars but also for publishers, editors, under- and postgraduate students of liberal arts schools.

  • The Angle of Refraction. Literature and Identity: the Communicative Aspect

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 352
    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: Monograph
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0586-7
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0586-7
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 12.06.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Kazbek K. Sultanov
    Kazbek K. Sultanov. The Angle of Refraction. Literature and Identity: the Communicative Aspect. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 352 p.
    Keywords: Literature of the peoples of Russia, dynamic model of identity, national literature, national diversity, historical memory
    Abstract:

    The modern study of the literatures of the peoples of Russia needs to develop a new research paradigm overcoming the disunity of ethnocultural, axiological and communicative discourses. The complementarity and adequacy of “identity” and “communicativeness” concepts is the main theme of the monograph shaping its internal unity.

    In the post-Soviet period the tendency of narrowing of the dialogical space prevailed. Literary studies lost interest to the typological convergence and “the unity of the different”. But the communicative function is not only a necessary condition for the complete characteristic of a national literature but also a substantial factor of the inner-literature evolution.

    The book argues for the dynamical identity model not ignoring the presence of “the other” and his/her adherence to another cultural tradition. Special attention is paid to the reception of a world of another nation, the problem of correlation of national diversity and artistic value, the imperative of historical memory in national literatures.

    For philologists, culturologists and historians.

  • Gallo-Rossica: From the History of Russian-French Literary Connections (late 18th – early 20th centuries)

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 70 х 100 1/32
    Pages: 416
    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)
    Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
    Language of the publication: Russian
    Type of document: Monograph
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 17-04-00438-OGN
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0593-5
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0593-5
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 06.06.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Vadim V. Polonsky
    Vadim V. Polonsky. Gallo-Rossica: From the History of Russian-French Literary Connections (late 18th – early 20th centuries). Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 416 p.
    Keywords: Russian literature of the end of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century, French literature of the end of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century, literary dialog, author’s self-identity, national literature, historical and literary plots
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    The monograph Gallo-Rossica: From the History of Russian-French Literary Connections (late 18th – early 20th centuries) is devoted to a number of hitherto unstudied and inexhausted aspects of exchanges which took place in the interval between the appearance of the Letters of a Russian Traveler by N. Karamzin and the rise of discussions in the Paris Studio Franco-Russe (1929–1931). The book’s pivotal theme is self-identification of a writer, of a literary trend, and of national literature as a whole through reflections of the self in the Other and coming to know oneself through the External. This theme is developed on the basis of very specific historical and literary topics often concerned with the so-called ‘second-league’ authors. How has an atheistic text from the French Revolution epoch influenced a famous philosophical masterpiece by a Russian conservative poet? How did a Parisian translator of Polish origin ‘gallicize’ Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection and why this occasion aroused the indignation of native French writers? How did a Russian symbolist and the ‘new-religious-consciousness’ guru implement the program of conquering Paris literary market? How did a religious-philosophical critic’s acquaintance with a Catholic Mystery affect his conversion to radical Formalism? And why was this genre well-received in the early Soviet theater? How did a Petersburg ballet historian become a leading francophone literary critic? How and why did French communists try to appropriate a Russian anti-Soviet writer? What exactly was pronounced about the dissimilarity of the Russian and French variants of Symbolism in Paris at the turn of the 1920s — 1930s? Finally, what pattern of literary contacts between the two countries was created by francophone writers born in the Russian empire? SUMMARY The author tries to provide answers to these and other questions. Among he- roes of the monograph there are Nikolay Karamzin, Sylvain Maréchal, Fyodor Tyutchev, Leo Tolstoy, Théodor de Wyzewa (T. Wyżewsky), Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Maurice Prozor, Paul Claudel, Boris Eichenbaum, André Levinson, Ivan Bunin, Maurice Donzel (Parijanine), An- dré Fontainas, Nina Berberova, Stanislas Fumet, etc.