Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)


Derzhavin before Derzhavin by Viktor Sosnora: the Potential the Genre and Composition Meaning

The article is dedicated to the poetics of a historic work by V. Sosnora Derzhavin before Derzhavin. The main focus is on the potential of the genre foundation (a cycle of essays) and composition meaning. Those are viewed as ways of creating a subjective author’s image of a historic figure – a poet and a statesman.

Biographical t ext in Literature and Cinema: ‘A Room and a h alf’ of J. Brodsky and A. Khrzhanovsky

The article considers the techniques of translating a biographical text into the language of the cinema which have been used by the director A. Khrzhanovsky in the film A Room and a Half. Visual and textual quotes from the poet’s essays, interviews and poems have been analyzed, as well as the contemporaries’ reminiscences.


The article deals with the specific character of the genre of the English writer's autobiography of the turn of the 20th-21st century. by the example of Julian Barnes's autobiography "Nothing to be Afraid".


Some Aspects of Teaching Philology Students Writing English Final Essay

The article deals with teaching philology students certain aspects of Written English. It highlights several stages and aims of training university students and reveals levels of competence to reach.The article shows assessment criteria and problems of writing final advantages / disadvantages essays, analyses faults in the needed paragraphs, comments on lexical, syntactical and grammar mistakes of different types, and recommends some types of tasks to do.

Nomination of the Notion of “Heimat” with Lexeme “Alt” in the Context of the Essays by Russian Germans

The article deals with the analysis of nominations of the notion of “Heimat” with lexeme “alt” made by Russian Germans based on their modern essays. This paper characterizes Russian Germans and their language in terms of contact linguistics and history. Further, the comparative analysis of nomination “alte Heimat” used in relation to Germany and Russia is performed; general and specific points are identified. Comparative and interpretative methods, as well as contextual analysis method, are used in the article.