Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

Archetypes of “The Babylonian Text” in the Russian Literary Discourse: Interdisciplinary Research Practice

Authors
S.L. Slobodnyuk, V.V. Tsurkan, T.E. Abramzon, N.A. Kozko
Corresponding Author
S.L. Slobodnyuk
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.094How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Babylonian text, discourse, Psalm, justice, talion /retribution
Abstract
Digitalization of humanitarian knowledge pays particular attention to the development of electronic databases with search engines. The paper represents interdisciplinary research practice using free digital libraries and the Russian National Corpus. The object of the analysis is archetypes of “the Babylonian text”. The aim of the research: having chosen Psalm 136 where “the Babylonian text” reaches its climax as a starting point, to determine the correlation of biblical text archetypes (initial meanings) (sacral, historic, ethical and legal) and their interpretation in the Russian literary discourse and reveal the peculiarities of the initial system deconstruction. The methods of the research: 1) quantitative analysis, that allows to estimate the distribution of archetypes according to “sacral”, “historic”, “ethical” and “legal” principle; 2) statistical processing of data to determine the type of connection; 3) religious and philosophical, historical and literary and legal analysis of the results that provides an opportunity to get objective material in order to reveal the peculiarities of the basic archetypes deconstruction with the help of 4) the comparative method. The following online databases are used in the paper: the Russian National Corpus; Fundamental Electronic Library “Russian Literature and Folklore”; Russian Virtual Library; non-profit Electronic Library “ImWerden”. When necessary collections of “Direct Media” publishing house displayed in electronic library service “University Library online” were used. For primary collecting and grouping of data Google and Yandex search engines, the Russian National Corpus search engine, Fundamental Electronic Library and “Direct Media” were used. Particular attention was paid to the initial archetypes prompted by the verse “Na rekah Vavilonskih / Pri rekah Vavilona. The obtained results allowed to do the following: 1) to make up a hierarchy of semantic fields {“ Babylonian captivity” + “lamentation for Zion” + “If I forget you, Jerusalem”}, {“daughter of Babylon” + “shall he be, that rewardeth”} 2) to carry out a statistical processing of connections between semantic fields (with the help of MS Excel) that are formed by archetypes “Babylon”, “retribution”, “vengeance”, “revenge”. Upon the results of interpretation and comparative analysis it was determined that in the Russian literary discourse (since the beginning of the 19th century) “the Babylonian text”, as a rule, has been losing ethical and legal, sacral and legal archetypes (the reduction of the law of retaliation idea) that are replaced with their own historic senses and emotional elements. The results of the paper and its methodology can be applied in interdisciplinary research which analyzes national world view evolution.
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PY  - 2020
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