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.

S.L. Frank at Saratov State University

The article reflects the scholarly activities of Professor S.L. Frank (1917 – 1921), who held the office
of the dean of Saratov State University Historical-Philological Department in 1917/18. The article
focuses chiefly on such aspects as: the organization of teaching process, lectures and seminars,
relationships with students and colleagues, the scholarly work in Saratov. Special attention is paid to
the publications from Bakhmeteff Archive (USA): «The program lecture course on the history of ancient