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Начало русского литературоцентризма: от сказок к известным авторам
The Beginning of Russian Literature Centrism: From Fairy Tales to Well-Known Authors

Author(s): Jozef Sipko
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Russian Literature, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: literary reminiscences; literature centrism; cultural linguistics; mass media;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this research is to analyze the Russian literature centrism and the way it functions in today’s everyday life of Russian people. Based on the materials taken from Russian daily press, the author considered linguistic units of the early Russian literature, as well as of some works created in 19th century by several Russian writers. The most influential Russian newspapers and magazines of the post-Soviet era served as the object of research. The analysis revealed 42 literary reminiscences from “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign”, as well as from the works of I.A. Krylov, D.I. Fonvizin, M.V. Lomonosov, A.N. Radishchev, and A.S. Griboedov, all being a means for describing the characteristic features of life in the post-Soviet Russia. The linguoculturological method applied in this work made it possible to investigate these linguistic units in a wider ethnocultural context and demonstrated that actualization of their initial meaning under new circumstances plays the dominant role. The analysis of the material proved that in literary reminiscences in the Russian culture can be considered as the basic indicator in the context of search for spiritual values of Russia. Therefore, it seems possible to create a hierarchy of such values. Thus, Russian literature can be defined as the highest value even in education. Individual Russian reminiscences have evolved beyond literature into set expressions that help to create fragments of the linguistic image of Russia, including those ones perceived by other countries.

  • Issue Year: 158/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 1049-1063
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Russian