Speech culture in professional communication

Two textbooks on speech culture for the law students are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on the speech culture aspects of professional communication. The structure of the textbooks is analyzed, as well as the system of tasks and the reference material.

The Concept Misery in the Eponymous Novel by Stephen King and Thriller Genre Conventions

The article considers the existing approaches in linguistics to the study of the concept verbalization in a literary text; a comprehensive approach is applied to the study of the concept ‘misery’ in the eponymous novel by Stephen King, which allows us to determine the contribution of linguaculture, genre and ideostyle of the author to this process. The hypothesis is put forward about the meaningfulness of Christian connotations of the concept ‘misery’ in King’s text.

Parable Elements in the Novel by L. Ulitskaya Jacob’s Ladder

The article identifies and analyzes the elements of the parable inherent in L. E. Ulitskaya’s novel Jacob’s Ladder. It is noted that the parable spirit permeates both individual fragments of the text and the entire novel. The parable is manifested on the levels of content, range of philosophical issues and the style of the text: the language of the work is notable for the simplicity of expressive means.

Special Features of the Portrait Genre in the Russian Literature of the 20th Century: V. P. Nekrasov’s Little Portraits

The article studies special features of the portrait genre in the Russian literature of the 20th century. Alongside traditional genre techniques in his cycle Little Portraits, V. P. Nekrasov uses his signature ones designed to reveal the individuality of the character, which allows us to talk about the genre evolution.

Genre and Thematic Diversification of Late Novels by Jules Verne

The article considers posthumous novels by Jules Verne only recently published in the original author’s versions. Despite the abundance of genre models, themes and intonations, they constitute a certain unity. Motives and characters, well known to the readers of Verne’s‘classical’ works, mix well with original narrative solutions.


The article deals with the symbolic meaning of the medieval novel and its genre nomination. The word "romanz" and the genre of the novel itself refers to Rome and the prestigious, legitimizing tradition, one way or another connected with Rome. in this sense, a medieval novel can be considered as a specific secular and literary analogy of the strategy of "empire transfer".


The article considers the youth press of modern Russia as an important component of student life. On the example of three youth newspapers ("Student City", "Gaudeamus" and "Cactus"), the author offers an analysis of the thematic variety of journalistic materials about student life, reviews the most popular genres and headings of youth publications, draws conclusions about the level of interactivity of the modern student press.


The article deals with problems of terminological unity, forms and boundaries of «memoir» genre in modern literary criticism on the example of F. M. Dostoevsky’s works. A lot of his letters, «Writer’s Diary», and also many fragments of his novels are closely related to memoir genre. Thus the laws of memoir narration are revealed in these parts of Dostoevsky’s literary heritage different in genre nature, but entering the original interaction with their own genre’s principles. 


Ways of Presenting Knowledge (the Experience of the XIXth Century Scientists)

The author compares signature peculiarities of the scientific discourse texts of the prominent XIXth century scientists Ch. Darwin and H. Spenser from the perspective of pragmatics and ways of knowledge presentation. The main aspects of comparison are text organization, mental presentations and the style of narration.

Uncollected Cycle by O. Mandelstam to the Memory of Andrey Bely (Problems of Composition and Genre)

The article focuses on the group of Mandelstam’s poems dedicated to Andrey Bely and shows that this group constitutes an uncollected cycle associated with the archaic attributes of the requiem genre. The analysis of the cycle composition leads to the assumption that variability becomes one of the cyclization factors here.