Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and Literary Text

Folklore in the journal “Problems of Russian Literature” (1966–1991)

Roman Dzyk
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
Lilia Shutiak
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University

Published 2020-10-20


  • “Problems of Russian Literature”,
  • “Problems of Literary Criticism”,
  • Foklore,
  • Folklore Studies,
  • Literary Historiography


The journal “Problems of Russian Literature” is one of the oldest Ukrainian scientific periodicals on the problems of poetics and history of world literature. Despite the fact that the main object for scientific studies in the journal was literature, the problems of folklore have always occupied an important place in it. From time to time, there were columns devoted directly to folklore: “History of Soviet Folklore”, “History of Literary Studies and Folklore”, “History of Folklore”, “Folklore and Literature”, “Folklore”. In addition, the problems of folklore were covered in a large number of articles that were not included in these headings. Mostly folklore was analyzed in relation to the literature. Among the materials, there are both historical and theoretical studies. We reviewed all of these materials and tried to classify them.