In its traditional understanding, literary criticism is often accused of being outdated, hermetic, incompatible with reality, and elitist. Trying to find itself in the new space of understanding and interpreting artistic forms – both in its social and communicative understanding – literary criticism needs to replace or update its tools, i.e., terms and concepts, if it wants to remain valid. (...)


What Does Your Subject Do? On the Contradictory History of the Lyrical Subject

Marta Koronkiewicz


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The article aims to analyse contradictions and ambiguities embedded in the structuralist concept of “the lyrical subject”. (...)

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The Canon – (Im)movables

Dorota Kozicka


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This article discusses the concept of the canon in Polish literary criticism in the 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s. The author discusses contemporary social and critical debates and different definitions of the canon employed in them and shows the contexts and repercussions of redefending (disassembling, reconstructing) the literary canon. (...)

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