A text and its meta-description leads to a single humanitarian discourse that functions as an integral field of the general cultural process. The convergence of different methods and types of meta-description developed in the framework of related humanitarian disciplines is needed to study humanitarian discourse. It is in literature that all textual phenomena met in different fields of culture are presented in the form of models (a concentrated form) and almost all humanitarian disciplines use concepts borrowed from literary criticism. That is why literary criticism remains the fundamental type of discourse of all realms in humanitarian studies. The course must help with navigating the main realms of the science of text from formalism to deconstructivism, mastering the various methods of text analysis, understanding the possibility and necessity to combine different methodological approaches to the literary work while reading it, using certain methods as hermeneutic practices that the text itself suggests. This course will be taught in Russian.