Scientific section. Literary criticism

History of Romanic and Germanic Philology at Saratov State University: the 30th Anniversary

The article gives an insight into the history of the Roman, German and
English Philology Departments. The authors of the article, the heads of
the departments, focus their attention on the scholarly and pedagogical
activities from the foundation of the departments to the present day.

Homer, Shakespeare et al.: World Literature and Classics at Saratov State University

The article covers the main periods in the history of Department founded
by Professor V.M. Zhirmunsky in 1917 to the present day, the changes
in curriculum and teaching methods in both disciplines taught by the
Chair – Foreign Literatures and Classics.

Department of Literary Studies and Journalism: the Present Day

The article considers the main results and perspectives of work of the Department of Literary Studies and Journalism, founded in 1984. The academic interests of the faculty of the Department include communicative strategies in literature and journalism; history of literary
criticism and media criticism; problems and history of Russian art, film and theatre; history of censorship in Russia from the 19th century to the present; the relationship between mass media and power in the broadest sense, and other topics.


В предлагаемой статье дан краткий очерк изучения отечественной
литературы ХХ века в Саратовском университете в единстве
истории страны, истории литературы и истории изучавшей эту
литературу кафедры.

Tradition obliges

Yu.N.Borisov, Head of Department of Russian literature and folklore,
offers a short outline of the Department history, showing close links
between rich scholarly tradition of the past and current research.

Human Communication and Life of Language

The article covers stages of development of the Department of Russian
Language and Speech Communication. The life of language in human
communication formed the basis for Russian language pedagogy,
research of the Russian language and educational work of the
department. The results of research and staff training, of cooperation
with colleagues within Russia are presented.

A.M. Louk’yanenko and Teaching the Slavic Languages at Saratov University

The article presents the activity of A.M. Louk’yanenko (1879 – 1974),
the Organizer of the Philology Department which had been set up in
1941 at Saratov University, and the first head of the Slavic-Russian
Language Department of Saratov University.

Life and Philological Legacy of Alexandr Pavlovich Skaftymov

V.V. Prozorov draws the portrait of the outstanding Russian scholar
Alexandr Skaftymov, offers some reflections on Skaftymov’s original
approach to the phenomenon of fiction, and characterizes the basic
principles of Saratov philological school, founded by Skaftymov in the
middle of the twentieth century.