Information about the author:
Georgy A. Veligorsky
Georgy A. Veligorsky , PhD in Philology, Research Fellow, Scientific Laboratory “Rossica: Russian Literature in the World Cultural Context”, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4316-4630
Information about ex.editor:
Valeria G. Andreeva
Valeria G. Andreeva, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Kostroma State University, Dzerzhinsky St., 17, 156005 Kostroma, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4558-3153
The publication was prepared and implemented in the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the expense of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), project No. 22-18-00051 “Estate and dacha in Russian literature of the 20th – 21st centuries: the fate of the national ideal”
Series Editorial Board:
Olga A. Bogdanova (Editor-in-Chief), Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva, Maxim V. Skorokhodov, Valeria G. Andreeva, Maria S. Fedoseeva, George A. Veligorsky
Executive Editor for Issue 7:
Valeria G. Andreeva
This publication is aimed at a comparative study of the “estate topos” as one of the key elements of the national cultural code of Russia in the context of the global challenges of the 21st century. The monographic study is based on the analysis of the category “picturesque”, which in the 18th century together with “beautiful” and “sublime” had formed a triad that became the foundation of British aesthetics. The category “picturesque” is firmly embedded in the English cultural code and is one of the forming links of the concept of “Englishness”, being closely associated with both architecture and landscape design (the famous English park is the brightest embodiment of “picturesque”), and with literature. At the end of the 18th century the concept of “picturesque” penetrated into Russia (which was noted by D.S. Likhachev in the famous monograph “Poetry of Gardens”), becoming an important aesthetic substratum of the “estate text” of Russian literature. The monograph traces the development of “picturesque” motifs in the English and Russian “estate text” over the course of two centuries, reveals the features of the Russian “picturesque” estate in relation to the English estate, and creates an extensive gallery of “picturesque” estates in Russian literature of the 19th – early 21st century. On the basis of the conducted studies, a conclusion was made about the contribution of the “estate text” of both literatures to the English and Russian national cultural codes. The proposed book is aimed both at the philologists and the representatives of interdisciplinary estate studies, and at a wide range of readers interested in the fate of the domestic and foreign literary heritage.