Until rather recently, scholarship reckoning with the history of literary forms has been on the retreat. Few disciples have surfaced to carry on the long-dormant work of literary genealogists as well as structuralists’ more recent histories of literature as a set of artistic forms. (...)
A first glance at how stylometric statistics of frequently used words can lay out on one plain a map of Polish letters was put forth several years ago in a text with precisely that title.1 In 2014, 500 Polish books seemed to be a substantial selection of texts. (...)Tagi: fall 2017, Jan Rybicki
The concept of the “constellation”, applied to literary and cultural studies broadly construed, describes the relations that link ideas to things. In this context, the idiosyncrasies of things push back against universal tendencies assigned by ideas.