Pitannâ lìteraturoznavstva

“Pytannia literaturoznavstva” (“Problems of Literary Criticism”) is the oldest Ukrainian periodical scientific Journal on problems of poetics and history of world literature.

Published since 1966.

In 1966–1991 it was published under the title “Voprosy russkoi literatury” (“Problems of Russian Literature”) (ISSN 0321-1215).

Since 1993, under the decision of the editorial board (editor-in-chief A. R. Volkov), the title of the periodical is changed to “Pytannia literaturoznavstva” (“Problems of Literary Criticism”).

In 2012 the Journal was re-registered in the Centre International de l'ISSN (Key title: Pitannâ lìteraturoznavstva; Abbreviated key title: Pitannâ lìteraturozn.).

The Issue was assigned ISSN 2306-2908.

Published in association with T. H. Shevchenko Institute of Literature of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Publication Frequency: Twice per year

Articles are published in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German, Polish and French.

No 97 (2018)

Table of Contents


The Prose by Lesya Ukrainka: in the “Intermissions” between Poetry and Drama PDF (Українська)
Svitlana Kyryliuk 7-22
Semantics of Emptiness in the World Model of Postmodern Text PDF (Русский)
Roman Zhitko 23-42

Comparative Literary Studies

T. Wilder's Play “Our Town” in the Context of A. Chekhov's Dramaturgy PDF (Русский)
Valentyna Borbuniuk 43-56
Motives of Nostalgy in Poetry by Li Bo ( 李白 ) and Lesya Ukrainka: From Antuquity to Nearby Past PDF (Українська)
Andrii Pecharskii 57-68

Intertextuality and Intermediality

Biblical Motivs in Plays of Ukrainian Drama Writers after 2000 PDF (Українська)
Mykola Lipisivitsky 69-84
Musical Context of Edward Said’s Contrapuntal Reading PDF (Українська)
Svitlana Macenka 85-103
Kaurismaki & Shakespeare: A Dialogue with a Classic PDF (Українська)
Nataliia Nikoriak 104-117
“Faust” by J. W. Gethe and A. H. Radziwill: Poetics and Issue of Musical Adaptation PDF (Русский)
Tatsiana Suprankova 118-133
Igbo Culture as Ethnic Source of Ch. Achebe’s Literary Works PDF (Українська)
Olesya Shtanyuk 134-146
Verbalization of Postmemory in Language of Art PDF (Українська)
Iryna Shchepna 147-161

Reception Studies

Reception Frame of Iris Murdoch’s Critical Studies PDF
Aliona Matiychak 162-174
Literary Translation and Cultural Memory PDF (Українська)
Olena Pavlenko 175-190
Genre Innovations and Reception of Thaddeus Venediktovich Bulgarin in the Czech Community PDF (Русский)
Ivo Pospíšil 191-208


Unlimited Prospects with Endless Traps for the Theory [Review of the monograph: Vasyliev Ye. Suchasna dramaturhiia: zhanrovi transformatsiï, modyfikatsiï, novatsiï [Contemporary Dramaturgy: Genre Transformations, Modifications, Innovations]. Lutsk, 2017, PDF (Українська)
Olha Chervinska 209-216

In Memoriam

Leonid Frizman (1935–2018) PDF (Українська)
Yevheniya Chernokova 217-221