Russian Folklorists Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156457214

Published: May 31st 2010

Paperback

46 pages


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Russian Folklorists  by  Books LLC

Russian Folklorists by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 46 pages | ISBN: 9781156457214 | 6.23 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (Russian: 29 April 1895 22 AugustMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (Russian: 29 April 1895 22 August 1970) was a Russian formalist scholar who analyzed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their simplest irreducible narrative elements. Vladimir Propp was born on April 17, 1895 in St. Petersburg to a German family. He attended St. Petersburg University (19131918) majoring in Russian and German philosophy. Upon graduation he taught Russian and German at a secondary school and then became a college teacher of German. His Morphology of the Folk Tale was published in Russian in 1928.

Although it represented a breakthrough in both folkloristics and morphology and influenced Claude Lvi-Strauss and Roland Barthes, it was generally unnoticed in the West until it was translated in the 1950s. His character types are used in media education and can be applied to almost any story, be it in literature, theatre, film, television series, games, etc. In 1932, Propp became a member of Leningrad University (formerly St.

Petersburg University) faculty. After 1938, he shifted the focus of his research from linguistics to folklore. He chaired the Department of Folklore until it became part of the Department of Russian Literature. Propp remained a faculty member until his death in 1970. Vladimir Propp extended the Russian Formalist approach to the study of narrative structure. In the Formalist approach, sentence structures were broken down into analyzable elements, or morphemes, and Propp used this method by analogy to analyze Russian fairy tales.

By breaking down a large number of Russian folk tales into their smallest narrative units, or narratemes, Propp was able to arrive at a typology of narrative structures. After the initial situation is depicted, the tale takes the follo... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=739755



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