An Online Journal of Modern Philology ISSN 1214-5505

DAS GEWAND DES SCHICKSALS: ein Blick auf Dmitrij Merežkovskijs Roman über Julian den Abtrünnigen (Julian Apostata) und seinen klassizistischen Symbolismus

[Fortune’s vestige: a view on Dmitrij Merežkovskij’s novel Julian the Apostate and its classicising symbolism]

Yordan Lyutskanov

2015-03-30 • Literature • ISO reference

The study rethinks the place of Dmitrij Merežkovskij within Russian aesthetical culture between Dostoevskij and Bakhtin. This comes as a side-effect from investigating the poetics of his first novel (considered to be the first Russian modernist novel), “Julian the Apostate”, which actually has been the theme of study. A globalising conception, designating it as “classicising symbolism”, has been introduced. Restraining itself from demonstrating close analysis of the novel here, the inquiry focuses its summarising approach on two issues: of juxtaposing various drama forms within the frame of the novel and of aesthetically relevant aspects of epiphany throughout the plot unfolding (and approaching the phenomenon of cultural memory selectiveness as made manifest through preference to particular forms of synaesthesia).
In employing the concept of “classicising symbolism” the author of the work has experienced the influence of Lev Pumpjanskij (whose philological project shares genealogy with Merežkovskij’s and Bakhtin’s) and thereby has put himself in an intriguing epistemological situation.

William Blake vs. Jan Konůpek: A Comparison of Designs in The Book of Thel

Zuzana Cwiková

2013-02-04 • Literature • ISO reference

This paper reports on a research concerning William Blake's designs in The Book of Thel and those made by Jan Konůpek. This topic is discussed in a way of a detailed description of both series of designs, focusing on motifs from the story they represent, on the used artistic techniques and methods, and on the final impression they may have on the reader. This paper then reports on the results gained by this research and gives a full comparison of the two versions, as far as the fulfillment of their purpose is concerned.

Vzpomínka na profesora Josefa Hladkého

[In Memory of Professor Josef Hladký]

Miroslav Černý

2011-10-09 • Literature • ISO reference

Published on the occasion of what would have been the year of his 80th birthday, the article recounts the most important milestones in the academic career of Professor Josef Hladký, a prominent Czech Anglicist and philologist, focusing on his less known contributions to the field of literary history and criticism.

Peninsular or/and ‘cuestal’ modernisms

Yordan Lyutskanov

2011-09-15 • Literature • ISO reference

These marginalia are provoked by papers presented and discussions carried out at a conference of EAM. E.g., a link between postmodernism and the syncretism/eclecticism of some modernist movements from the European periphery is hypothesised.

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