About this The­saurus

This the­saurus is a for­mal­ized glos­sary of terms and con­cepts used in com­par­a­tive lit­er­a­ture, trans­la­tion the­ory, com­par­a­tive prosody and com­par­a­tive poet­ics. The con­cepts are linked by seman­tic rela­tions.

The the­saurus con­sists of three parts: a top­i­cally arranged glos­sary, a selec­tion of entries and an alpha­bet­i­cal index. Entries can be browsed through either in con­sec­u­tive order, or by jump­ing to the required arti­cle from the glos­sary.

Entry struc­ture

  1. the term
  2. alter­na­tive spellings
  3. author(s) of the term
  4. ety­mol­ogy
  5. equiv­a­lents in other lan­guages
  6. syn­onyms
  7. def­i­n­i­tion
  8. alter­na­tive def­i­n­i­tions
  9. scheme
  10. usage exam­ples (quo­ta­tions)
  11. generic (super­or­di­nate) con­cept (term)
  12. spe­cific (sub­or­di­nate) con­cept (term)
  13. whole (of which the term is part)
  14. com­po­nents (parts)
  15. com­bi­na­tive rela­tions (rela­tions between mem­bers of inde­pen­dent par­al­lel clas­si­fi­ca­tions of the generic con­cept)
  16. con­tigu­ous rela­tions (includ­ing causal, instru­men­tal, and genetic rela­tions)
  17. asso­cia­tive rela­tions (other rela­tions)
  18. dis­ci­pline (first-level head­ing)
  19. head­ing (same level head­ing) and con­nected head­ings (mul­ti­ple-value field)
  20. main sources
  21. addi­tional sources

Field 20 (main sources) con­tains ref­er­ences to sources on which the glos­sary was based (Con­cise Lit­er­ary Ency­clo­pe­dia, Lit­er­ary Ency­clo­pe­dia, The Poet’s Dic­tio­nary), as well as to sources that, on the basis of an expert deci­sion, qual­ify as essen­tial for the meta-descrip­tion of the term.

Field 21 (addi­tional sources) is con­stantly updated with data from the Library sub­sys­tem.

Sys­tem of head­ings:

The the­saurus is lim­ited to Russ­ian and Romance mate­r­ial. The ter­mi­nol­ogy that char­ac­ter­izes proto-sources (Ancient Greek, Latin, Ara­bic, Indian and other texts) is excluded (at least, at the first stage of the pro­ject).

Head­ings con­tain­ing lim­ited ter­mi­nol­ogy, i.e. only terms per­tain­ing to this pro­ject, are marked with an aster­isk.

First-level head­ings:
  1. Prosody
  2. Styl­is­tics
  3. Poet­ics
  4. Rhetoric
  5. Lit­er­ary His­tory
  6. Soci­ol­ogy of Lit­er­a­ture
  7. Psy­chol­ogy of Lit­er­a­ture
  8. Trans­la­tion the­ory and com­par­a­tive lit­er­a­ture
  9. Tex­tual Schol­ar­ship
  10. Hermeneu­tics
  11. The­o­ret­i­cal schools and move­ments

Note. ‘Lit­er­ary The­ory’ is used syn­ony­mously with ‘The­o­ret­i­cal Poet­ics’ and con­sti­tutes a sub­field of ʽPo­et­icsʼ. Only those terms from ‘Aes­thet­ics (Gen­eral Aes­thet­ics)’ that are part of lit­er­ary stud­ies proper are included in ‘The­o­ret­i­cal Poet­ics’. There­fore, the terms from ‘Lit­er­ary the­ory and Gen­eral Aes­thet­ics’ are com­bined in the ‘The­o­ret­i­cal Poet­ics’ sub­field of ‘Poet­ics’, which is a first-level head­ing (dis­ci­pline).