Succession in Literature Studies: Mechanisms of Realisation and Meaning




continuity, literary criticism, science, culture, documentary cinema


Taking into consideration experience of history of literature studies and natural sciences and personal experience of making documentary films about scholars-philologists “Marko Teplinskii – teacher, scientist, person” (2012) and “In the eyes of the other one: Marko Teplinskii and Volodymyr Matviishyn” (2013), there has been discussed the mechanisms of the succession in common codified (source studies and historiographic works, methodological analysis of the definite heuristic practices phenomenon of the scientific school ) and non-codified kinds of literature studies activity (documentary cinema).

It has been shown that the mechanism of succession laid down in the logic of cognitive work revelation. So, in the historiographical and source study phase interaction of opposite procedures of actualization and re-actualization leads to the formation of the new research thematic horizon. A special study of specific heuristic methodology practices encourages thoughts above the laws of different literary experiences. The scientific schools phenomenon, to which the process of institutionalization of science is directly related, provides in its functioning not only differential, but also integral components, the key of which is the identity of the scientist in which human traits (including moral and ethical and psychological) are inseparable from the professional ones (professional level).

That's why, when it comes to succession, it concerns not only the principles of research, but also general cultural points, attitude to own profession, formation of a creative and human personality of the scientist and style of interpersonal communication among professionals. Completeness of its production causes the necessity of appealing the documentary genres of arts – cinema and television – close interaction between literary critics and journalists and mass media workers.

The total value of succession in the development of literary criticism, as a culture creation activity, is caused by the artificial nature of culture as a secondary modeling system, the reproduction of which is closely connected with the structure of active memory and conscious efforts of its creators.

Author Biography

Igor Kozlyk, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Department of World Literature and Comparative Literary Criticism

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

57 Shevchenko str., 76018, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Kozlyk, I. “Succession in Literature Studies: Mechanisms of Realisation and Meaning”. Pitannâ lìteraturoznavstva, no. 91, Nov. 2015, pp. 137-50, doi:10.31861/pytlit2015.91.137.



Literary Historiography