Scientific heritage of Pavlo Fylypovych: theory and practice of comparative studies


  • Galina Alexandrova Institute of Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


literary criticism, comparative and historical method, ties, influences, borrowing, analogies, parallels, reader


Aim. The article deals with comparative studies of Pavlo Fylypovych – one of the most prominent
Ukrainian literary scientist in 10-20-s of the 20 century. The purpose of this article is to characterize
neoclassic’s literary heritage, which methodological conceptualizes aspects of comparative studies of the
first decades of the 20th century. Methods. In the article we applied a systematic approach by using
comparative-historical and cultural-historical methods. On the basis of literary heritage of P. Fylypovych we
investigated basic provisions, theoretical principles and practical aspects of his comparative studies. Results.
The article discusses the works of Pavlo Fylypovych in which it he served by comparative method to analyze
literary phenomena. The evolution of literary views, his appeal to the traditional subjects of history,
challenges and impact of borrowing has been done. The context of theoretical and methodological problems
of comparative literature in first decades of the 20th century is widely involved. It was shown that
comparative method for P. Fylypovych – purposive research strategy that covers all kinds of literary
connections, demonstrating continuity of traditions in Ukrainian comparative literature. Scientific
novelty. Various scientific heritage of P. Fylypovych leads to many theoretical and methodological
considerations and historical and literary plan that is not covered exhaustively. For the first time we analyzed
the responses to his work, a scientist’s role in the contemporary literary discussions that express position of
the author, inscribed in its scientific context of the era. The practical significance. The article can be used in
the study of comparative history, relations with foreign Ukrainian literature, in clarifying history of
Ukrainian literature and literary criticism.






Comparative literature